Category: Mental Health

Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” George Carlin Time stood still as we walked around the lakes. It was difficult not to stop and stare. With every step another wonder! The Colors! looking down, farther down past the trees trunks strewn…

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Olana

Olana

Frederic Church and Olana “Olana was the home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Church’s great talent was recognized early in his life. By age 20, he had his own studio and was a well-known artist. He traveled extensively in North and South America, recording the wild natural beauty of the New…

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Saratoga Spa State Park in the Winter

Saratoga Spa State Park in the Winter

Hayes Well Spring in front with Geyser Island Spouter in the distance.   Natural Springs Don’t Freeze February 6, 2017 – I’m fairly certain that the springs in Saratoga Springs, NY are a constant 55°F. When I left my house to explore the different springs in Saratoga Spa State Park today, the weather said it…

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Daddy

Daddy

I wrote this years ago. Writing has always been cathartic for me. Lately, I feel it’s okay for me to share some of my sorrow. I know I’m not the only person who has dealt with the loss of a loved one. So, here is a little story I wrote based on a dream I…

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Indian Lake Island Campground

Indian Lake Island Campground

Gentle waves directly beneath me. I try to remember to breathe. With even the slightest movement a great panic rises within me. I take a deep breath. Breathing in the lake, the trees, the mountains, the sky, the clouds, the sunshine. I Exhale. Letting go of my apprehension, my uncertainty, my lethargy. Indian Lake in…

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Mount Tom State Reservation

Mount Tom State Reservation

There are those moments in life which are so profound and literally awesome that every amount of mental and physical anguish fades into, “worth every minute” of suffering.   I was entirely wild in the wind on the cliffs of the mountain ridge. Powerful. Soaring with the vultures. Completely elegant, despite my awkwardness. I am…

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Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park

I am curious. I am directionally challenged. I am determined. I had some time to kill before work and I just happened to be in Saratoga Springs, NY. I was nervous to do something alone, but I desperately wanted to explore and have myself an adventure. I decided to check out the park around the Roosevelt…

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