Newsletter for week of Oct 7th

Sometimes I wish I could photosynthesize so that just by being, just by shimmering at the meadow’s edge or floating lazily on a pond, I could be doing the work of the world while standing silent in the sun.~Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.
A man and his little white dog walking down a road that winds through the valley ahead of him.

Hello Friends,

This week I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with some old friends and much of our conversations centered around being present in nature. I visited one friend’s garden that she’s tended over the past several decades by sitting quietly with each new plant and listening to where it wanted to be planted. The result is a marvelous cultivated wildness.

Another friend told me of how he rediscovers his favorite trails by hiking them with his children. How he’s trying to relearn as an adult the kind of curiosity and presence he witnesses in the young.

Meanwhile Brett, Lulu and I have been taking our evening walks on our road. Our usual route, in my mind, is a practical one, dictated by avoiding a Shepard that brings out the worst in Lulu while remaining close enough to home that we don’t have to drive anywhere. Last night Brett revealed its his favorite walk and I found myself appreciating the valley where we live even more than usual.

I hope that you are having experiences that open up the world around you in beautiful ways. I hope that you find unexpected doorways into curiosity and even joy.

Much love,


Schedule for Week of Oct. 7th

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Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Friday Oct 8th

7:45amForrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology and Zoom.

Monday Oct. 11th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology

Thursday Oct. 14th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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