Stories from the mountain.

How do we cultivate intuition? Intuition hasn't always been something I’ve relied on. I've often tried to think and control my way toward what I thought I wanted from life. But when I'm lost in thought or trying to control the world around me…

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How do we live with uncertainty? Summer and autumn are fire seasons here on the mountain and that means that we live with the near constant threat of wildfire. Would I rather that we didn't? Absolutely, but not enough to leave this beautiful place …

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How can we embrace resistance? This month’s story is a bit longer than usual, and a bit more personal, but I want to share something with you that’s spurred some deep transformation for me, because it’s something I think a lot us …

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Do we have seasonal rhythms? It’s summer on the mountain, and life here is pretty much in sync with the sun. Both it and I rise around 6 am. It sets around 9 and I’m never too far behind. :) Bodhi and I try to head out for our daily wa…

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How do you deal with setbacks?  ​We all have times in life where things don’t go the way we hoped or planned. I remember the first year my sleep podcast listenership took a dip in May, I got a little anxious wondering what I was doing …

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March 5, 2022

helping others in need

Many of you know that Bodhi came from our local shelter. He was the runt of a litter of 12 puppies found out in the woods about 10 miles east of here. This picture is from the first time I saw him. (That's him in the middle with his nose sticking th…

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Feb. 26, 2022

late winter mornings

The end of February is late Winter here on the mountain. The buckeye trees are starting to leaf out, the first wild flowers are beginning to peak out of the brown oak leaves littering the the forest floor, but it's still frequently below freezing at…

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Feb. 5, 2022

a new day

every morning we wake to a new opportunity to tell a new story and leave the past behind us surrender to the path before us and be here now   I wrote this yesterday afternoon after a walk with Bodhi where I was alternately thinking about …

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Jan. 29, 2022

the beauty around us

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." This is the first line of Endymion by John Keats. It's the poem that inspired this week's story on the podcast. For me, it's a good reminder of the essential nature of life. I saw this band-tailed pigeon feathe…

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Jan. 22, 2022

fog and sun

Lately we've had a lot of fog and a lot of sun here on the mountain. It reminds me of how life can seem so foggy sometimes that it's hard to think the sun is ever going to come out again. Last year was a lot like that for me. In the fog of the pand…

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