Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

Archive for the ‘Death’ Category

Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, Montana

This summer, I filled in for a few weeks at the Yellowstone Association Forest Store on Earthquake Lake, Montana. The Forest Service run Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is 27 miles northwest of the town of West Yellowstone and the busiest park entrance. In August 17, 1959, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake ripped through this popular recreation area, endangering hundreds and killing 28 campers.


How to Build a Stone Wall (and break through one)

It’s been 9 months since my last confession. So much internal and external shifting has happened since my dad’s death last spring, that I did not have words for a long time. They are beginning to return…

No one tells you that when an intense period of caretaking ends, that the body and soul of a person need time to decompress, like a deep sea diver coming out of the depths at intervals, less they explode from the sudden change in pressure. (more…)

Miracles in Motion

This story is so personal, and so huge, that it needed to simmer awhile before it was ready to be published. There have been times in my life when I’ve been so positive and hopeful, and other times when everything seems so dark and bleak. This story is about one of those times when I asked for a miracle…and got more than I could have imagined. (more…)

Do Unto Yourself

Witnessing my Dad’s passing a few weeks ago revived a memory of when I was also on death’s door. As a 30-something mom, I ran myself ragged managing a spotless household and successful international marketing department. My almost two-year old was ferried to daycare three days a week, and my (now ex) husband and I were tag team parents. He had Tuesday’s and Thursday’s off of work, I had Saturday’s and Sunday’s. I worked days. He worked nights. We slapped hands on the threshold door some days, taking turns coming and going. (more…)

Making Peace with the Past

WordPress wished me a Happy 2nd Anniversary as a blogger this week. So many personal milestones have been archived within these posts, and 80 posts later, I am amazed and humbled by the journey and the personal growth that has been an unexpected byproduct. But more than that, my intent is to inspire YOU to reflect, perfect and redirect your own path through life. If you haven’t started your own blog yet, what is holding you back? (more…)

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