I’ve been recording and meditating on my dreams a lot lately. This poem came from one of those dreams.
I’ve been stuck in a 70’s folk music fog for a while now. It’s not a bad place to be but I desperately needed some new inspiration. Lately, I’ve been finding that spark in spades. So, instead of the typical old rock and folk mixtapes, with the occasional token indie song, I put together a mix that is current and relevant to what’s going on in the world right now. With movements like Black Lives Matter and The Water
Our friend Kelsey Sather shares her love of storytelling on her blog These Words Like Rocks. In her words, it’s “Part fun guide, part recipe binder, part nature-is-neat scrapbook, this journal is my way to say thanks, world, for being your wild, beautiful self.” We love it and we’re blushing over the article she recently wrote about our little shop. Check out the article here.
I’m still reveling in my morning poetry time. The thing I love most about taking this time to read/write poetry is that it allows me to linger in that dreamlike space before filling my mind with thoughts about the day. And once I have a poem in mind, it can hold me in that space and serve as a reminder throughout the day, to return to that place of quiet reverence. Ember turned 3 on Saturday and amidst all the celebration,
I have been drawn in to the work of GOAL—a tribal coalition to protect the grizzly. GOAL is nearly 50 Tribal Nations united in the cause to protect the sacred grizzly bear, the defense of tribal sovereignty, and the preservation of indigenous spiritual and religious rights. Currently all of the proceeds from our Wild Within cards are going to this organization. I encourage you to spend some time on their website and donate if possible. You can also write letters to policy makers(see contact info
Lately, my morning ritual is to drink my coffee outside, facing the rising sun while reading poetry, writing and sitting in silence. Well, mostly silent—Ember is usually there with me. She sits beside me in her little blue rocking chair, even her toddler self seams to relax into the moment and she enjoys a good poem now and again. Makes my heart sing. I think her favorite is Mary Oliver. I look forward to this time more than anything and find that
In this new series “Inner Life – Outer Style,” I will be talking with local women who inspire me both in their contemplative life and expression of self. I want to discuss style as a way to communicate our essence and connect us to something bigger — whether that’s a spiritual sense of being, or connecting to a community of intentional makers, or cherishing vintage items because of the story they carry. I like to think of the people who
We’ve been busy working on the website. The latest photoshoot was so fun, working with two incredible women–Natalie Brown and Kierstin Powers. I was inspired especially by their friendship, it’s one that started with an instant spark and grew even stronger over a series of handwritten letters sent between Tennessee and Montana. I dreamed of photographing this soul connection—two lovely women with a mix of light and dark curls that fall with wild grace. I have no interest in shooting just to sell
I debated for a while whether or not I should share this poem. It’s very personal and I feel it comes from a sacred place. I wasn’t sure if it was meant to be shared, or stay close to my heart—free from outside judgement. I even consulted the I Ching, which lead to more confusion. I sometimes find that consulting outer wisdom—as enlightening as it can sometimes be—can also bring you further from your own internal knowing. It’s funny,