When the world becomes overwhelming, too many emails, non-stop drama on social media, never-ending news cycles, I head out to a place where my phone doesn’t work and the only interruptions I receive are from otters playing on the side of the river or ducks flying overhead, using the water as a superhighway from one…

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Fresh flowers alter the stress of my house. A vase of something bright and colorful always sits on kitchen island, and today I added a fall bouquet to the dining room. In a few weeks, I’ll add in the pumpkins and Halloween decorations, but for now, this simple transition helps make me appreciate the cooler…

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  My journey writing has brought into the world of Downton Abbey and the Northern Yorkshire Moors. When I was twelve years old, I spent a summer in Ripon, England and treasured the beauty of the area. This past summer, I journeyed to Scotland and hiked through the Highlands and miles of heather. The house…

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