• I found hope in Hope thanks to nature and my nieces.
  • Reminder: There is always light at the end of the tunnel(s).
  • Possibilities.
  • "After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains." Happy 200th birthday, Walt Whitman
  • Spring is always the most alive after the darkest and rainiest of winters. #hyggehouse
  • "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C. S. Lewis. Or, as the Secret Sisters sang, "Tomorrow will be kinder."
  • "It was here in Big Sur where I first learned to say amen." Henry Miller

Friday afternoon I decided to take a last-minute trip up the coast. Every time I've driven it, I've  always had some place to be and up against time.

But not this trip.

Friday I spent time in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles.

Saturday I spent time in Steinbeck country (of Mice and Men is one of my favourite books) and finally drove the G16 across to Carmel before heading up for a quick stop to see of my friends who I would literally drive 8hrs for only to spend 2 hours with.

Today I got up super early and got a super big coffee so I could drive down highway 1, through Big Sur and hopefully beat the crowds.

Henry Miller is the author of some of my other favourite books so as I drove though Big Sur I thought of him and Steinbeck and how they wrote about what they knew, what they loved, and what they questioned. I've had this idea in my head for a new project and community that I know will resonate and mean something but just unsure how to begin.

So I made sure today to stop when I wanted to. Linger when I needed. Drive wherever for however long.

And, after all the times driving through Big Sur, I finally stopped at a beach. I spent two hours here practically alone and just was.

People say it but there is something magic about Big Sur and today was the first time I felt it. I felt the shift, the inspiration, the hunger. And I felt wet sand between my toes. 
I'm ready.

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  • Last week I drove through the area of Malibu that was most hard hit from the fires. It was completely devastated only last December but now, life is blooming again in a way I've never seen it before. The scars are there and it will take 20yeara to get back to where it was but life is back. That's the amazing, heartbreaking and beautiful thing about life. #malibustrong #earthday


Everyday Hygge Green Living

Under the weather

March 26, 2007
Hygge House

The past two weeks I’ve found myself completely under the weather; strep throat combined with a nasty flu that just won’t go away. So here I sit this morning, achy, stuffed up and slightly cranky because there’s so much work to do, so many ideas going on and no cable to just veg out in front of. Look at that crank – I don’t do sick charmingly!

However, I’m trying to find a way to just relax and rest so that this flu, which is going on week two, will go away. In between napping I’ve been looking for some natural remedies to help me try to recover faster and here’s what I’ve found:

– Gluten Free Girl has a great post for getting better – especially if you have Celiac disease. I was given medicine that had gluten in it which made the whole things worse. Taught me to ask, ask, and ask some more about gluten.

– Martha Stewart has a great article on how to take homeopathic medicines

– Web MD’s article on natural ways to fight the flu.

– I have no appetite so for me, it’s lots of Leek Soup which is easy to make, a great drink, and a diuretic to help flush stuff out. If you’re into traditional chicken soup, try this recipe from the Gluten Free Girl.

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    MonicaNo Gravatar
    March 26, 2007 at 10:37 PM

    I just recently discovered your blog. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Have you ever seen Jane Brockett’s blog at I thought you would like it.

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    JenChiNo Gravatar
    March 27, 2007 at 12:43 AM

    I swear by airborne, a vitamin tablet filled with vitamin c and chinese herbs…it used to just be sold in natural food markets, but it’s everywhere now. They say to take it at the onset of feeling sick, but I take it while i’m sick too. I think it makes me better faster.

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    alexNo Gravatar
    March 27, 2007 at 1:06 AM

    I’d forgotten about Airborne because I thought it had gluten in it – but just read that it doesn’t. Perhaps I’ll add that. Can’t hurt!

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    susanNo Gravatar
    March 27, 2007 at 4:27 AM

    You have a lovey blog. I love the images of Denmark! I hope this finds you feeling a little bit better. Thank you for beautiful images. 🙂

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