“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”
~ Virginia Woolf
I have to say, of all the things I have ever loved most, there really is nothing that compares to the smell and look of deep black soil, and the feel of it on your hands and your jeans after a good day of digging and connecting with the ground. I’m not sure I’ve shared much here about my little passion for gardening, but that could very well be because the last few years have been well, kind of, not really about that. Until now that is! Continue reading →
Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.
~ Danny Kaye
I had a great conversation the other day with a good creative friend of mine. This person is a songwriter, and music is a passion – I should say a fairly prominent and driving passion in this person’s life. As with all creative folks from time to time, my dear friend is currently struggling with a writer’s block, a long and seemingly endless drought of inspiration, and is, as you can imagine, feeling sad and (just a little) frustrated. Continue reading →
A man is a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
~ Mahatma Ghandi
I’ve got to say I’m pretty lucky to know a neat handful of pretty inspiring people. I know I say it a lot, but I just can’t say it enough: gratitude runs deeply in my being and though I’m just like everyone else and forget sometimes, it’s a pretty regular thing for me to stop in my day and simply declare out loud that I am full of thanks (yes I talk out loud). Full of thanks, and full of love.. and no matter what the tough stuff in life is….I believe it’s all exists to highlight this truth (that we have everything we need within or around us already) even further. But back to those inspiring people I know. Continue reading →
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
As picnic season hits, and folks want to be spending more and more time outside (weather permitting of course – or not if you just want to get outside), I find the desire to be in the kitchen waning ever so (very) slightly. This is not to say I don’t want to prepare food (I do), but obviously hours standing at the stove seem a whole lot less appealing that nestling my painted-toed bare feet into plush green grass or, if we are really talking, tucking them into the ocean water somewhere close by (this is when we really enjoy the blessings of living on the ocean).
One of the most magical things about this time of year is the sheer beauty of colors & textures that erupt from the soil. I know I am not alone in reveling amidst the gorgeous greens and the pure, unadulterated lushness that reveals itself in the Pacific Northwest during these early summer months. Continue reading →
Welcome! What is In Pursuit Of More? The blog about living with (just a little) less. By going without, we can gain - by giving to those who have less. Want to make a change in your eating habits for the better? Imagine how you can turn that into something positive for those who would otherwise go hungry. Go without so others don't have to. That's living with (just a little) less.