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Category Archives: Spirit of Place

Walking Up the Chapels’ Path to Sacro Monte | Varese, Italy

I thought it was time to take you to Italy for a little while, specifically my home town of Varese. I have not

Behind The Photo | Sunset Sail on the Nile in Aswan, Egypt

Imagine Egypt without political unrest, a time where you could safely travel there as a visitor and be able to enjoy

Behind the Photo: Vienna Woods, Austria

Sometimes, behind a photo there is a story. And sometimes, behind a photo there is a particular story. I have quite a

Sacred Place | Iolani Palace | Honolulu

The Grand Staircase   ‘Iolani Palace is the former official residence of Hawai’i’s monarchy, and

Shinrin-Yoku: Come Walk with Me

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Fall is just around the corner, tomorrow in fact, marking the beginning of a

The Majestic Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods | Mill Valley, California

With this photo story, I am inviting you to relax and follow me on a virtual walk through the majestic California

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – day 7 of 7

It is hard to believe that the Seven Walks in Seven Weeks Shinrin-Yoku immersion is complete, the final one

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – day 6 of 7

Aren’t Redwoods just magnificent? I was thrilled to be driving to a new location for our Shinrin-Yoku

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – day 5 of 7

A hummingbird dashed past us while we were sharing pastries from a box out of the trunk of my car. On my drive

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – Day 4 of 7

It was another fun drive up the slopes of Mount Tamalpais last Saturday, February 28th, to reach the assigned

Prelude to Spring at McLaughlin’s Daffodil Hill – Volcano, California

Daffodils anyone? How about thousands of them covering a farm on a hillside in the lower Sierras in Northern

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – Day 3 of 7

I was so mesmerized by the views and the magic created by fog and early sunlight on the hills and yellow fields

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – Day 2 of 7

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for our second Shinrin-Yoku outing, which happened to be on

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – Day 1 of 7

Usually Facebook’s wild guessing at what I might be interested in is way off track, but about a month ago

Graced by the Light – Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

I walked in and saw this. All I could say was… nothing. I just looked up, gaping, and allowed the experience to