me in the snow

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SoCal local who isn’t shy of going offroad by foot or by car.

In an effort to teach mindfulness more effectively, I’ve gone started the long journey of becoming a lifelong meditation teacher. I acquired my certification after months of study, and work daily to practice what I teach. Please bookmark this page or subscribe if you’d like to be updated in the future. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or send a message through the form to the left. Check out the mindfulness page for more details on free weekly meditations.

Instagram – This is where you’ll find more up-to-date photos of what’s going on around me and in the garden. Plenty of photos of local natural beauty, often from the cliffs of Palos Verdes and the sands of Joshua Tree.

Google Reviews – Where I review restaurants, cafes, and all sorts of natural areas. Check in for plenty of photos and more than a few written reviews.

Recently passed 3.5 Million views!

Facebook – The group for sharing mindfulness in nature.

YouTube – This is where videos from some hikes will go. I’m also (eventually…) going to be putting up more videos of the bouquets that I make. Expect plenty of birds – mostly my adorable hummingbird pals.

Pinterest – For the photo purists. This is where many of the photos from the blogs will also be posted, along with further notes. Also, pins from amazing gardeners and artists.

Originally from Southern California, I moved back to LA after living briefly in NYC. New York apartments taught me the value of a well-packed terrarium, while the balconies and weather in Los Angeles taught me that I’ll fit plants anywhere I can. Turns out it’s an addiction. 

I firmly believe that, no matter how deep in the city you may live, nature has some effect on you. More specifically, I think plants are perfectly fine people. We should give them a chance to flourish, and help them where we can. Or at least, stop trying so negligently to harm them.  

I want everyone to have a connection to nature – and then, hopefully a positive one. Part of that means realizing that we do have a connection to nature, even as far removed from it as we seem to be at times.

The forest floor after snow has melted

Podcast Episodes

If you love the sound of nature…

Quora Groups

For nature lovers and bloggers alike!

I like a Tree!

Learn about Trees For Change

This is The Tree grove. I haven’t found the exact tree, but I’d like to visit it. It was planted in February of 2020 as a Christmas gift.

It currently lives in Tahoe National Forest, in northeastern California. This batch of trees were planted until the end of February 2020 to replace trees burned in the North fire (2018).
The trees they planted were native to the region – Ponderosa pine, Jeffery pine, Douglas fir, sugar pine or incense cedar.

I like a Star!

As a gift, this star was named after me:

2° 12′ 58.32″ rectascension
29.9994° declination
9.81 magnitude
In constellation of Triangle
February 19, 2015

“When You Wish Upon A Star, Your Dreams Come True”
Not sure which service used this slogan – I have no other information. Maybe it’ll be dug up someday.