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New Zealand

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Voices 2

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [97]

A poem Brian and I wrote together A rather silent day. Thoughts passed through my mind as we passed by seas, hills, valleys and cities. Stopping occasionally to pee, dance, hike, and have a coffee. A beautiful day has turned into a beautiful night, ... Read more >

My trail painted

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [66]

I may speak or write of the life I live, but I believe the way I live is what paints my trail and I hope and pray that my trail is painted beautifully, that steep rough paths only lead to newfound beauty and that when I’m low in the valley of life that ... Read more >

Voices 4

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [70]

1 poem, 4 authors Myself, Brian, Woody (who picked us up hitch-hiking) and Jeanna wrote this poem together as we took the ferry from the South Island to the North.  I sit beneath this sun of ours. Watching waves pass on by, thinking not of time, but ... Read more >

Beautiful thoughts and poems inspired by my travels

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [83]

Dreams shared bring power onto beauty, life to my imagination and joy beyond measure.   …At the trail end we had a picnic.   A massive mountain was before us.   A glacier lied on top, snow covered her peak, waterfalls dropped from her, dissolving ... Read more >

Photos: Highlights of New Zealand

Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

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An old friend of mine

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [86]

I spent a day with an old friend of mine in Wellington.  A friend I met 3 years ago in Australia and spent only 2 days with, but a friend my soul has known for years.  A friend who gave me so much in such a short period of time.  A friend who gave me ... Read more >

My Battle Cry

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [108] | Comments [1]

A poem that appeared in my sadness after hearing that President Obama was drafting 30,000 more men to Afganastan.  Rain on down.  Rain on me.  Cleanse this world from our greed. Rain for all the bleeding hearts, rain for all the wars we start.... Read more >

Photos: God's Country

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Brian and I have been blessed to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world here in the South Island in New Zealand
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Good Music Good Cause

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [132]

Some of you may know my boyfriend Brian [Ernst], he arrived in NZ 10 days ago and will be traveling with us around the world. He has been playing music and touring the US for the last two years and just released his debut studio album Journey4YOUth;... Read more >

For the Ocean

Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [294] | Comments [2]

I look out to you and see myself in you. In the morning I awaken to your voice. All day long I hear your calling. The music that you make has lured me into deep peaceful rest and your mysteries and vastness have left me looking deeper within myslef.... Read more >

Thanksgiving After All

Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [153] | Comments [1]

After missing my family and reflecting on our many traditions all morning and then being blessed to hear most of their voices this afternoon I accepted that Thanksgiving doesn't really mean much when you're not with your family.  I dismissed the holiday ... Read more >

Paradise here at Ngaio Bay

Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [142] | Comments [1]

This week I read the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (this is a beautifully written parable about following your dreams, a quick read and one I'd highly recommend). One of the quotes from the book says, "The existence of this world is simply a guarantee ... Read more >

How we Travel from place to place

Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [144]

After leaving Golden Bay (about 2 weeks ago from today)Jeanna and I hitchhiked back to Nelson for a night.  We had lunch with the man who picked us up and his 85 year old father and then we spent the night with the Rainey family (Jo, Jude, Annie, Libby ... Read more >

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | Views [72] | Comments [1]

It's hard to be away from family especially for the holidays.  I have spent my day in my imagination following my family throughout every tradition in the day, thinking of everyone and wishing I was there more than anything.  Calling and hearing everyones ... Read more >

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | Views [116]

The Lord is good.  I relate to Him most as the Creator for I see Him each day, smell His creation, feel the dirt He has made inbetween my fingers and toes, listen to the birds sing the most beautiful songs.  He is so beautiful for although I don't see ... Read more >

Wwoofing in Golden Bay with Kelsey

Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | Views [83]

I woke this morning to an orange sky above blue waters.  I looked out the window as the view outside filled me and then I drifted back to sleep.  I'm now in Golden Bay wwoofing for a week with Kelsey Chandler on her lifestyle block with several gardens, ... Read more >

An inspiring weekend in Coromandel

Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | Views [109] | Comments [2]

About 2 weeks ago I spent a long weekend in Karuna Falls solar eco-village wwoofing.  This weekend was my favorite weekend in New Zealand so far.  Here is my journal entry from that timel: Pure energy has filled me and my inspiration of this place and ... Read more >



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