My cousin, Jimmy, and I on my first pony, Brandy.  

My cousin, Jimmy, and I on my first pony, Brandy.  

We could have never known we would end up here...

It's been an interesting and blessed ride, no doubt.  

I grew up on 80 acres in Brainerd, Minnesota, and I always dreamed of moving to the city.  I did that.  Now, more than 25 years since my days on the farm, I pine to be back in the country.  And, so, the dream has unfolded and we have built a life in the country, with all of the juicy gifts I have received from so many journeys abroad and within.  

My husband, Larry, and I now call Vernonia, Oregon home.  And I still get my city fix twice a week when I drive an hour and a half to teach at in Portland.  I love the city, and yet, when my practice calls, I long to be quiet, with only the sounds and sensations of nature pulsing thorugh my bones.  It soothes me and reminds me that I am home when I am quiet and tapped in.  No cell service, no internet connection.  Only me and my breath.  That is all there is.

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