This is where I spent my weekend!

These are the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, NC.  This image was taken while driving down the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.  I have lots of thoughts roaming around inside my head trying to compose themselves into an inspiring blog post.  But, they are just swirling around and I am finding it difficult to find the words that describe the experience I just had.  Let me sum it all up briefly by saying, it was a magical!

My friend and I went with no agenda, no plans, no schedule.  We just felt called by the mountains.  Listening and trusting our hearts to guide us, we simply did one thing at a time.  We visited the downtown shops, drove down scenic roads, meditated on top of a mountain, practiced Reiki, ate incredibly sumptuous vegan food, attended a hot yoga class, and conversed about transformation and strength.

We created and allowed balance within ourselves and brought it home with us.  It is beautiful!

How about you?  Where do you go when you need to refresh and renew yourself?  When is the last time you allowed yourself to experience it?  I think it may be time for a vacation!

In Love & Blessings,



  1. Christine Barnes
    May 17, 2012

    This post greeted me this morning and was just so appropriate to my mood. This evening hubby and I are heading up to the Lake District (UK) to stay at our favourite place.. a farm with 2,500 Herdwick sheep (plus lambs at the moment). We already live in a beautiful hilly area and my heart soars here when I go walking here…but my heart goes through the roof when amongst the mountains in the Lakes. It isn’t forecast to give us good weather but even that doesn’t put us off – the moody skies just add to the drama of the place. I know exactly where you are coming from when you describe the call of the mountains.

    But where do I go to refresh and renew myself when at home? I head for the iconic clump of trees that sits on the hillside above our village. It is called Twenty Trees (there are actually 19) and to sit amongst those beach trunks is to know peace and inspiration.

    Through the kissing gate
    To that place called Twenty Trees
    Monkey Mind lies still.

    At peace amonst trees
    Hearing village bells below
    Feeling I belong

  2. Jeniffer
    May 17, 2012

    Christine, I love the synchronicity of the post for you 🙂 I hope you and your husband have a lovely time!

    After reading your words, I feel we all could use 20 (or 19) trees. Monkey Mind is hard to still with just one tree, lol.


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