Losing myself watching the ocean waters has a calming effect on me. The stunning perspectives of the Pacific Ocean between Morro Bay and Big Sur add one more dimension to it – seeing the waves from a higher elevation. I am … Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge has always captivated me every time I see it. Pictures and views from our trip a few months back:
It is a blessing to live among the mountains in Southern California. The number of options for hiking trails within a one-hour drive radius is virtually limitless. The weather is arid, so the hills are brown save for a few … Read More
Yesterday morning, I read a poem from Steve Taylor’s The Clear Light – Making the Human Race Whole. This post is my ripples while thinking about it.
We are blessed to have Santiago Mountains close to home. Several hiking trails quickly make me feel close to nature, away from the speed and stress of my daily routine. (Note: reading this on a laptop or an iPad might … Read More
The medical research shows that the acts of giving, kindness, and helping others do wonder to the giver. There are ripples from inside that have a soothing, calming effect on me when I give. It can decrease cortisol, a stress … Read More
We always had an intrigue to visit Calgary and the Canadian Rockies in the wintertime. How would it all look when snow and ice cover everything in white? When Timish and Alpabhabhi invited us, the fun of family time made … Read More
I think dreams and ambitions can spring positive vibes, give a purpose/direction to my thinking, and expand my horizons. Goals can sharpen the focus and fuel the drive to make things happen. However, I can think of times in the … Read More
We had an opportunity to spend three days in the Bryce Canyon National Park. We also got a chance to stop by the Zion National Park while driving up. While it is always rejuvenating to be close to nature, I … Read More
I have written this reflection first below in Gujarati language, after that in English when you scroll further down. મેં આ ચિંતન પહેલા ગુજરાતીમાં લખ્યું છે અને એના પછી નીચે અંગ્રેજી માં લખ્યું છે.