The Journey


We all share a deep desire to experience a time in life dedicated to reflection and self discovery.  A physical, spiritual or mental journey that helps us claim space, gain perspective & reconnect with ourselves and the world around us. 

With that in mind here's three of our favorite stories of personal journey - one into the wilds of the Himalayan mountains, one through the forced loss of 'self' and another inward for a year of solitude. We hope you find something interesting, inspiring, even illuminating in their very different experiences.

‘Friends, even passionate love, are not my real life unless there is time alone to explore what is happening or what has happened.’
— May Sarton
  • The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen - Peter's journals from his 1973 hike to Crystal Mountain after the death of his wife is a beautiful observation of nature & time interjected with Buddhist philosophy.
  • My Stroke of Insight, Dr Jill Bolte Taylor - The incredible story of a neuroanatomist who at 37 had a massive stroke wiping out the left hemisphere of her brain. With only the sensory, 'present moment' right hemisphere remaining she experienced a silent mind & deep connection to everything around her.
  • Plant Dreaming Deep, May Sarton - her intensely personal account of transforming a dilapidated 18th century farmhouse into a home is full of the beauty of simply observing the changing seasons.
Emily L'Ami