Science of Smiling :D

“Use these moments to energize yourself for the day ahead. First, smile. Whatever you feel like, make yourself smile. It has been shown that even if you fake a smile, it can improve your mood." How an old landlord taught me to smile and feel good at a time when I needed it!

Thoughts and thought patterns..

“Cultivate contentment by resolutely refusing to be frightened by shadows or to see trouble where there is none. We can accomplish much toward curing ourselves of fretting and worrying by refusing to be misled by a foreboding imagination.” Sometimes, even when hiking, especially long distances, my mind tends to wander. I’ll run through all the... Continue Reading →

Service to others..

“No life is worthwhile if the daily service is for self alone." Growth in Silence: The Undertone of Life by Susanna Cocroft 1917 It is easy to feel somewhat useless and a little sad during these times of isolation. I don’t think we are meant to be so idle and disconnected from our community like this!... Continue Reading →

Thoughts As Seeds

Garden of Your Mind Morning Meditation "It is our soul's mission to connect with, cherish, and realize our desires in order to live our lives to the fullest and make our greatest contributions to the world. In fulfilling our heart-held dreams, we flourish, serving ourselves and others from a place of bliss, generosity, and love."... Continue Reading →


Hi! I'm Kristen. I love nature, hiking, food, exercise..and I think I'm addicted to learning and thinking! I am on the HUNT for knowledge and info that resonates with me and inspires me to live or think differently. And the number one thing I want to do is share it with you! I do my... Continue Reading →

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