March 29, 2017

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There are two things absolutely necessary for my happiness ~ travel + nature! Exploring the world is such an important part of our lives. We discover + fall in love with new places, cultures, + people.Traveling into nature is a whole ‘nother story, especially when you get to fly solo.
Life can easily be clouded by the repetitive, technology based, mundane activities we take part in. Your mind, heart + body slowly feel less energized + happy. When you take a trip into Mother Nature, you’re allowing yourself to recharge in thebest way possible. Doing it on your own keeps your own agenda without any unwanted energies.
Last summer, I took a road trip up to Northern Arizona. My first stop was the famously beautiful Sedona. While it’s typically a spot for the red rock, I find more joy in the green forest trails that sit a little farther north than the town. I went on an 8 mile hike, passing under giant fallen trees, jumping over a creek, searching for little hidden mushrooms + making friends with all of the caterpillars around. I stopped halfway through the trail to snack on some strawberries + really take in my surroundings.SOLO TRIPS INTO NATUREAfter hiking back in complete bliss, I started my route to the Grand Canyon. Despite living in Arizona for 6 years, I’d never made my way to this natural wonder! With all of the windows down + Stevie Nicks cranked up, my mood was unbreakable. The drive through the national park was long, which made me antsy for the views I was going to see! When I finally caught a glance of the canyon, everyone around me seemed to disappear. It was stunning.
SOLO TRIPS INTO NATUREI felt the energy of the massive canyon immediately.  Let me just say, pictures do not capture the grandeur and majesty of the Grand Canyon. If I was physically able to participate in a multi-day trek down the canyon, I would (maybe someday).
Driving home, I was on a euphoric high. I had regained all of the energy I had lost spending my time in a classroom, office + home. I was able to rebuild my overall health by setting aside some time to breathe in fresh air + completely be alone with myself + mother nature.

Schedule some time to free yourself from the busy world. See green + breathe pure air. Your mind + body will be so thankful for those moments!

Star magic + flower petals, 

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Barbara Dorothea

April 10, 2017

I couldn’t agree more, solo road trips to and through nature are always a highlight and I love them. Just spent a day on a little island off the coast of Sout Carolina by myself and it was sheer bliss.
Hope to see you tomorrow at the Pink Moon Flowerlounge in NYC

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