Oh Deer

I am lucky enough to live not much more than an hour away from the Ocala National Forest in central Florida. There, on beautiful Lake Kerr, is a yoga institute that I frequent. This young buck was raised by humans across the street from the institute when it was orphaned. He loves human contact and … More Oh Deer

I Heart Florida

My relationship with Florida has evolved much like a good marriage. It began courting me when I was younger, using my grandparents as bait. I would fly from Washington DC to St. Petersburg by myself when I was about 8. The lovely stewardesses (that’s what they were called back then) would take good care of … More I Heart Florida

Everyday Magic

Salt Springs, FL: Been thinking a lot about everyday magic lately. There is nowhere where magic isn’t. It’s about awareness. It’s about imagining possibilities into life; becoming so hyper-aware just long enough to see a dragonfly smile. It’s watching an ant carry at least a million times his body weight of some unidentifiable treasure back … More Everyday Magic

Gus the Magic Bear

Salt Springs, FL: Deep in the Ocala National Forest. Sort of – on a main road in the middle of nowhere. Same same. The short version for those interested more in facts than insights: Bear walks across the road, sits in the forest. I drive by, take his picture. The end. Oh, and I name … More Gus the Magic Bear

Gentle Rise

Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, FL: I have wandered back into the forest. Back to my spiritual home. Why I am here irrelevant, it never matters. In this place you can wake to the rising sun gently, easing into the day. In this same place you can know that’s an option and still choose to … More Gentle Rise