wilderness

Sol Duc

  Any wilderness journey is a story of contrasts – low and high, water, rock and snow, challenges and rewards. With a sense of deep reverence for the great circle of life, the elemental forces flowing into each other, we began our journey with a trip to the seashore. An eagle drifted over head as …

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Mountain Bones and Spirit – Bailey Range 2015

But the wildness of such places offers a unique opportunity in our face paced lives to slow down and look within. To live one moment at a time without being glued to our devices and schedules. To feel connected with all living and inanimate things. Such an experience enriches one’s life. On my last day, I thought of how much I loved my family, of ways that I could live more authentically, with greater love and awareness. This is why we need to protect wild places like ONP, and visit them from time to time.

Daily Bread

Tread lightly, leaving only memories and laughter.

The Hills are Alive with Chi

I’m an acupuncturist, but I hardly ever write about acupuncture any more.  I’ve written about it quite a bit already in my blog. It benefits most health conditions, including wellness. My clinic is dedicated to making acupuncture affordable for everyone. Welcome! It’s late spring in the Northwest and we are blessed with some of the …

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Surprise Mountain

On the descent, I pause to build a cairn as an offering to future wanderers – that they may never lose abandoned trails. Of course, the wind, snow and gravity will knock the cairn to the ground, just as certainly as birth ends in death, gain is followed by loss and the high are brought low.

Boulder River Wilderness

Prologue. Earth Day 2014. Dr. Bill Wulsin and I left Seattle intent on following up on our acupuncture response efforts at the Oso Fire Station which we had coordinated since the epic disaster of March 22, 2014. (My previous blog post regarding the utility of acupuncture at alleviating traumatic stress and bringing hope to the …

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