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Sacred Spaces

In my travels, I always seek out cathedrals, quaint small-town chapels, art museums, and beautiful architecture. I consider them sacred spaces, possessing an energy and beauty all their own. Just as often though, I search for hidden spots in nature, a field of wildflowers, a canopy of thick trees, or a hilltop view. Though they vary greatly, each of these places offers a sense of connection and wonder.

While I love exploring and traveling to see these sacred places, I have also made an intentional effort to curate sacred spaces in and around my own home. My favorite spot is the screened-in porch. I love to read and write in the fresh air and sunlight – usually with a dog on either side of me, happily dozing away. It is also my impromptu yoga studio; quiet, peaceful, calming. It is a place that allows me to connect with nature and the lovely farm and pastures around me while still doing my creative work.

Sacred spaces can be a small nook in a bedroom – perhaps a place to write, or a favorite chair by the window. For some, it is a garage or basement workshop or studio in which they can create.  Nature offers opportunities as well, a spot under an old oak tree or a patio table with early morning sunlight. Allowing yourself a few spaces like this at your home can settle and calm you – perhaps you retreat for hours or for a few precious moments. Such spaces offer a safe place to belong and provide clarity.

For me, my sacred spaces allow me to:

Connect – whether it is to nature, my own breath (in yoga), to an energy greater than myself

Quiet my mind – this is a place that I am comfortable and secure, a place to simply “be,” expectations and the to do list can wait

Ground myself – remember who I am, feel a sense of belonging

I encourage you to give yourself the gift of a Sacred Space in your own home, you don’t have to be a creative person (though I believe we all are in some way). This can be a place where you enjoy a cup of coffee or read a book or do your crossword puzzle. A place for you to discover the sacred in the everyday.




I’m so glad you are here.

Join me in cultivating joy, living with intention and celebrating the everyday miracles all around us.