the rocks show off the wonderful layers of colors in the desert

A Weekend Camping in the Desert Wilderness

The weather's perfect right now for a camping trip in the desert, a smidgen North of Joshua Tree.

A little moss and some decorative stones really settle the whole scene

Office Plant Transplanting

With all these plants needing some love at the same time, I feel like it’s time instead for a makeover. I absolutely love having plants by me when I work. Whether at home or the office, a little greenery makes everything happier. I’m hoping that the transplant will give these plants the room and humid climate to be as happy as they make me. 

The mint has taken over a third of the planter and doesn't show any signs of stopping

Six on Saturday – 14 Aug, 2021

Summer's going through mood swings and the plants are trying their best to adapt. We haven't had rain in quite a while, but fog has been rolling in each day and leaving a mess of dew all over the place. The plants don't seem to mind - but they also don't seem to care. They're growing at their own pace, despite whatever the day or season wants to tell them.

A section of the desert that looks out over snowy peaks

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing is something we do instinctually. It’s also something we can easily do consciously. Just like other forms of mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing can have far-reaching benefits, not the least of which is that breathing is good. And when you’re breathing with your diaphragm into the furthest reaches of your lungs, it can be even better.