The Greens of Summer

Foraging for fresh greens at the farmers’ market.

The greens of summer are here. Locally grown greens are greening the farmers’ markets all around Maine. After a rainy late spring, early summer is blooming with leafy and nutritious vegetables that inspire a good appetite and the alchemy of fresh food.  Continue Reading

A Secret Garden Where Fairies Live

forest-bathing + fairies = creative wellness

I want to be where the fairies live. In Maine, the fairies find refuge in the rich, moist, deciduous woods that provide the greenery to float and flourish from flower to foliage. After a long cold spring and before the forest is in full leaf, the ground warms and blooms with woodland plants. The fairies navigate through the early bunchberries, forget-me-nots, violets, trilliums, foxtails, and ferns where they thrive under the shelter of tall trees. In this place, away from the noise and chaos of living, that I feel happy and at home in my secret garden.  Continue Reading

Art Starts A Conversation

Looking, seeing, remembering, enjoying.

Looking at art can start a flow of thoughts and feelings that define a moment and begin an enquiry. We become curious about what inspired the artist and how they used their medium to make the artwork. A work of art, rare or ordinary, can be a portal for creative investigation when we are open to observing what we see, what we imagine, and what evolves in our internal and external observation. You may ask, why did the artist make the artwork and what is it that attracts your attention? What story does it tell? What conversation comes alive in you?  Continue Reading