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Starting The Walk At 7, 200 ft. Elevation


Starting a hike at 7,200 ft elevation and immediately walking up immediately tests one’s fitness. The raw beauty makes one feel profoundly humble to be part of something much bigger then one’s self. I will put the total experience in the Selfseeds Personalize 5 category even though the hike was several hours.





Category: Emotions, Fitness, Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: Colorado, hiking, nature, raw beauty, Redstone, Selfseeds personalize 5

Hiking in the Desert


Nothing like a hike in the quiet of nature. Multi-Selfseeds with a check mark in just 3 hours: stillness, fitness, weight distribution, balance, and Personalize five.


Category: Balance, Fitness, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: beauty, fresh air, nature, quiet, Selfseeds

Double Bonus!



Double bonus, meditating in nature. Inward and outward beauty!


Category: Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: meditation, nature, Selfseeds stillness

Daily Selfseed # 16: Can We Always Touch Inspiration?


How lovely, a bench to sit and be inspired by the surrounding beauty!

In some ways inspiration is a choice, because it is always present.  There is always light even in the darkness.  What we do with that free will and choice is personal.  It is inspiring for me to see these videos, reflect on the journey in creating the photo series, the beauty of the locations, and the opportunity to share.

Thank you!

My hope is to take the Corrective Exercises Test next week.  I am really enjoying the material and getting to make sense out of the human construction.  Amazing stuff!!!
Involvement in a recent car crash is giving me an opportunity to learn about corrective exercises from a personal level. My car was totaled, but I walked away from the accident.  Two cars hitting more or less head on at 45 mph creates quite a stress for the body.
I went to the gym for the first time (Day 7 post accident) to assess where I am before I see the doctor tomorrow.  An hour of light work on the cardio machines was a stretch.  I have gratitude for this, I am walking and improving every day.  The first day, I was doing what we called the gecko walk–very, very, slow movement.  The ER doctor gave me permission to walk, but nothing else until the first recheck. The fractured wings of two neck vertebrae need time to heal.  The body is going through a new theme daily.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where the stand in times of challenge and controversy.


Take 5 minutes and plant your personal garden!
Exciting!  Heather is creating the template for Selfseeds Virtual Riding Lessons!
Category: Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: beauty, inspiration, landscapes, nature, Selfseeds, stillness, walking

Daily Selfseed #9 Nature’s Stream



Daily Selfseed #9 Nature’s Stream

Daily Selfseed is a reminder to take 5 minutes, pick a Selfseed, plant it in your personal garden, and watch it grow. Nature’s Stream is a reminder to take time to enjoy the sound…

Stream b





Category: Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: inner peace, nature, nature's sounds, Selfseeds, stream, tranquility

Mother Nature

Well wishes to the victims of Hurricane Sandy/Frakenstorm and to a safe, expedient recovery!

A drink from a trough connected to our souls

Most of the time, nature is a remarkable aspect of living whether it is sitting in it, walking in it, viewing it, or contacting its’ essence in some mode.  Even Mother Nature in her extreme mode is stunning and awesome in many ways.  She inspires us with her profound beauty, freedom of expression, and unpredictability.  Many attempts are made to duplicate her uniqueness and exquisite nature, but nothing quite compares.  Contact provides a thirst quenching drink from a trough linked to our souls.

Enjoy the following article.

Finding Zen in a Patch of Nature 

Buck Butler for The New York Times

David Haskell in in Sewanee, Tenn., on the Domain of the University of the South.

Category: Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: inward, meditation, nature, Selfseeds, soul, stillness

Selfseeds Walking Inspiration South Africa (short video)

Category: Fitness, Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: nature, South Africa, walk and inspiration

5 minutes (or more) for yourself

What absolutely invigorates you?  What calms you down and helps you to find inner peace and balance?  What place do you want to find within yourself that feels stress free?  How do you get there?  Do you practice finding that destination on a regular basis?  What happens when you don’t touch into that place?  The Selfseeds personalized 5 is a vast section in itself.  At some point, I would like to create a place that people could submit their personalized 5 minutes to help grow creativity or inspiration for others.  The more I learn how to live in the moment, the more all minutes become personalized 5.  Here are a few that stand out for me.  What about you?



Observing nature


walking behind an elephant





Category: Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: activity, dance, inspiration, joy, motivation, music, nature, riding, senses