Instagram is an incredible tool. Personally, I use it mainly to stay in the know with relatives and friends, old and new. But every once in a while I’ll stumble upon an Instagram account of a person I don’t yet know anything about… and I’ll find myself so lost in the gallery that it would be a disservice not to hit follow. Read more »
Today I wanted to share one final batch of the incredible behind the scenes images from our November catalog shoot in Iceland. I keep going back and looking through these images, again and again. There is something so powerful about the landscape, from the massive ice formations and vast open spaces… it reminds you how small you and your problems really are. As a Scorpio, I fall under the water element, so these photos really speak to me. Read more »
Africa, how can I repay what you have given me? Your people who radiate with such astounding beauty and light, no matter what their personal life has served on their plate. Sights of deep perseverance and hope give 24 hour goosbumps. Strangers become family in an instant. Human connection is the deepest, most simple ingredient. Forget language barriers, politics, haves and have nots… connecting with an elder of 110 years old, holding hands and smiling souls: that’s it.
I am thrilled to welcome a new contributor to the BLDG 25 Blog, Kristen Hedges! Kristen is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, a Yoga & Meditation instructor, and a wandering lover of words. Her writing, coaching programs, and classes help stressed-out spiritual seekers find their ideal lifestyle through dietary shifts, daily mindfulness, & a lot of wild soul searching. Read more »
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
-Lord Byron Read more »
The Elements — believed to mirror the most essential foundations on which all matter is built; Earth, Fire, Air, Water (not pictured here)… and what I like to think of as the fifth element, Spirit. The fifth element (in both Buddhism and Hinduism) is said to represent that which is beyond the physical or material. The Spirit goes far beyond our grasping or understanding in a scientific matter, extending to a realm that cannot be measured or quantified. Read more »
I did something last week that I rarely do. I took a vacation — a whole week off, with no plans. Well, the only plans were to drive to my beach house, where I would spend the week relaxing, taking long beach strolls, reading, writing, and just being. Life is funny…it always has other plans. Read more »
Seeing the behind-the-scenes images from our catalog shoot in Iceland has really got me thinking. I look at those images, and I get a fleeting desire to just go. Read more »
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” -Jack Kerouac Read more »