Trusting yourself: Listening and tuning into your heart

Trusting yourself: Listening and tuning into your heart

There’s something that I’ve been experiencing and getting more clarity about and I’d like to share with you. Its about trusting ourselves. My life has been an incredible journey going from NOT knowing what I truly wanted to having beautiful access to my deep, heartfelt 

Journaling around the world

Journaling around the world

International Nature Journaling Week, June 1-7 is a celebration of how we experience and record nature in our journals. This was another amazing year of INJW. I was part of the team supporting Bethan Burton. I loved the themes for each day, and had so 

Sketching in the moment

Sketching in the moment

Being on screens so much these days for teaching, communication, emails, etc, I often don’t realize how much I am missing out on nature. I know that I need time out in the natural world to offset technology time and help me feel centered, and 

Color walk in nature

Color walk in nature

This time of year there are so many colors emerging- various shades of greens to each color of the rainbow. One fun activity I like to do is a Color Walk. There are a few ways I like to do color walks 1. In person, 

Despondent to Dynamic! Getting out of a downward drawing spiral.

Despondent to Dynamic! Getting out of a downward drawing spiral.

Have you even gotten stuck while sketching? Or has that annoying inner voice that is critiquing your drawing skills –or perceived lack of skills sucked you into believing it?? That happened to me recently– and this is what got me out and begin to rewire 

Gratitude for my sensory scrapbook

Gratitude for my sensory scrapbook

Today I woke up to see a layer of frost on our wooden deck. The grass and the alpacas in the pasture both have a dusting of frost like powered sugar. It makes me smile. The air was so cold and crisp on my face 

Simple and freeing 1-minute sketches

Simple and freeing 1-minute sketches

In nature journaling, there are a multitude of tools, strategies, and prompts to record our observations in our nature journal. They also help us to see more deeply, stimulate curiosity, and wonder. Sometimes they can work to free your inner creative from the hold of 

The energy of music

The energy of music

During these times of shelter in place, there’s one thing that I miss so much. Its something that cannot be replaced with online or virtual substitute. An that is making music with others. I don’t mean turning on the radio or streaming a concert, but 

Crab molt comparison

Crab molt comparison

Journaling crab molts on the beach.

The Nature Journal Show interview

The Nature Journal Show interview

I was recently interviewed by Marley Peifer, host of The Nature Journal Show. Learn a little how I started nature journaling by myself to creating an online journaling community. I’ll share what inspired me to start the Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club– and how YOU