“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” — LL Cool J   *   *   * Out of the Alaskan woods — Brown Bear watercolor painting (above) by Mary O’Connor, based on bear photos taken by Thomas Chambers by … More Strength


“Until you stand on your own two feet and take responsibility for your own life, you will never truly know how strong you really are.” — Nishan Panwar “Only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your own way. Only you can help yourself.” — Mikhail Strabo *   *   * … More Confidence

“Walking in the forest for me is like going to church.

It is my cathedral, and I haven’t been doing that enough lately…I need to connect again. Walking the forest floor is one of the most spiritual things I can imagine. Just thinking about it now makes me wonder why I haven’t been there in a couple years.” — Neil Young * * * Forest floor in … More “Walking in the forest for me is like going to church.