Kehlsteinhaus – The Eagles Nest – Berchtesgaden, Germany

Kehlsteinhaus – The Eagles Nest – Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagles Nest, or as the locals call it, Kehlsteinhaus sits at an elevation of 6,017 ft. The Eagle's nest is a "teahouse" that was gifted to Adolf Hitler on his 50th birthday, it was used to impress and entertain foreign diplomats. A visit here is beautiful and eerie all at once. It is an [...]

An Awakening

An Awakening

a feeling from a feeling  somewhere it was buried in dirt  another's love and beauty burrowed within  revealing the secrets of a life long ago with just a fleeting touch, a tender embrace awakening dreams I didn't know existed  and like that my heart burst forth like a dam releasing its hidden warmth  new feelings [...]

The Up’s and Down’s of Adventure: Hiking the German Alps

The Up’s and Down’s of Adventure: Hiking the German Alps

Currently, I am curled up on the floor of my new living room with a fuzzy white blanket draped over my aching legs. Yesterday, I told myself that I would take it easy, let my body rest. A few hours after that internal conversation I found myself staring up at a mountain peak that I [...]

Monday Thoughts: perspective, healing, being. 

Monday Thoughts: perspective, healing, being. 

Monday thoughts: It looks differently from above. My car slowly rose out of the valley. As I rolled along the highway keeping up to pace with the other vehicles my eyes darted out the window. I allowed them to stay fixed on the view below. I feasted on the valley that was filled to the [...]

The difference between “tired” and “chronic illness tired”

The difference between “tired” and “chronic illness tired”

The grey sky is dull and dreary. The only glimpses of colour on this cold September day is the tops of the trees that are fading from the green hues of summer to the golden glow of autumn. Glistening diamonds of rain cling to the earth and its inhabitants, almost protectively. The thing about grey [...]