Dreaming of Snow Geese

While we’ve flipped the calendar page from February to March, the ever fickle weather gods of CNY have decided to flip backwards from February to January making the first week of March monotonous, blustery and grey. Even our dog agrees it’s unpleasant for walking. Worse still, I imagine any spring migrants are feeling pretty discouraged …

Deborah H Rahalski

Digging Deeper

So fellow travelers, last month I promised a post on my core experience of Christmas “becoming” magical. Honestly, this year, I find myself digging deeper than ever to feel that magic and, knowing I am not alone in this, I remain committed to creating that post. As it germinates in the creative sanctuary of my …

Deborah H Rahalski

Sunset Zen

So fellow travelers, catching a sunset never fails to give rise to a wave of emotions for me. Gratitude is always a component, even if it is simple gratitude for a challenging day’s end and the gift of a chance to rest. November’s short damp days often end with cloud cover so thick it obscures …

Deborah H Rahalski

Red Angel

So fellow travelers, when I reach the edge of emotional resilience nature is the sanctuary which brings my energy back to  center.  In general, I proactively make healing time in nature a regular part of my routine, even if it’s just the daily walk times with our dog. Since our  return from the early October …

Deborah H Rahalski

Autumn Flags

So fellow travelers, the colors of my favorite season are peaking here in Upstate New York. Autumn waves its flagsreleasing what’s done with easewith joy I follow This glorious season of ephemeral beauty and joy is too brief to spend indoors. The Acadia trip posts will just have to wait. Walk gently on the path …

Deborah H Rahalski

Stretching Time

 So fellow travelers,  flipping the calendar a few days ago brought a moment of peace I was deeply grateful to take in~ For the first time in 21 years,  turning the calendar to August did not generate a rush of urgency fueled by the impossibility of “fitting in” all my planned adventures in the remaining …

Deborah H Rahalski

Life’s a Beach

So fellow travelers, yesterday’s adventure started with a this view Which, after packing up camp, I traded for this view The pandemic of 2020, as I’ve mentioned, has created several changes at our state park campgrounds. Check in times are later and check out times are earlier. So the birds obliged my requested wake up …

Deborah H Rahalski

Forest Zen

So fellow travelers, this morning’s moment of zen brought this view and these words Under the canopy bathed in forest healing wisdom of the ages sinks in and heals my heart While doing Qi Quong to stretch out the inevitable stiffness which goes with sleeping in a tent, I looked up . Much like the …

Deborah H Rahalski

Of Squirrels and Hope

So fellow travelers, a key turning point in my adult life came when a meditation teacher gave me permission to stop “shoulding” on myself.  Or as Master Yoda might put it “do or do not, that is all.” The fact is, current reality* leaves me little time and even less energy for writing. The amount …

Deborah H Rahalski

Mother’s Day 2020

So fellow travelers, pandemics, physical distancing and unseasonal weather are only one aspect of our current reality.  To honor all that Mother’s Day means to me – this Haiku  Snow falls cold winds blowYet spring flowers bravely bloomHope and Love stand strong Blessings of peace and joy to all mothers here and in heaven. Walk …

Deborah H Rahalski