Cocora Valley for the New Year.

so happy to be back in this place of refuge //

three special days in one of my favorite places on earth //

by far the most inner peaceful and grounding old and new year celebration I’ve ever had //

wishing all of our loved ones that same inner peace and grounding this year. <3

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How to Angor Wat

A few things about my most recent trip to Angkor Wat:

1. My tuk tuk driver got the memo that I’d rather be alone in Angkor Wat as much as possible and took me on a different route that would avoid most of the foot-traffic. For example, he brought me to Phnom Bakheng for sunrise (there was noone there) and got me to the Bayon first, and the silent and solo bliss is 100% the best way to experience the beauty and magic of Angkor Wat.

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One Weekend in the Ethiopian Countryside

One weekend in the Ethiopian countryside,

wandering around tabletop mountains following my favorite primates,

standing cliffside next to a waterfall that spilled into the Blue Nile River,

riding horseback into a crater lake that lives in the middle of an extinct volcano.

So many spaces that made me feel small, new, and insignificant

(and you know what, I was very okay with that.)

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That Low-Country Weekend of Summer.

“It’s a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space. By waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as fundamental spaciousness.”

Embracing all of the spaciousness of this last summer low-country getaway.

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