A Day for Myself

  Today I swam in a lake, even though I couldn't see the bottom and I felt the sun on my skin while I read and wrote. I took the day entirely to myself and went to Moraine State Park, in spite of the work I could be doing on my dissertation and coursework for [...]

Witness

You may feel as though no one sees the depth of your pain or bears witness to your struggles and efforts. The universe nature can hold that pain for you in its entirety. It misses nothing in its constant presence. And when you come to the sea, come as you are. You will be seen [...]

Sustains You

If nothing else inspires or sustains you today Rest in knowing that nature can hold your problems Your fears With kindness and without judgment. The sun is not stingy with its warmth On days when people disappoint. If you lie in the forest or the fields You'll find expansiveness. The ground can hold you up [...]