It was 95 degrees but it was a dry heat.
I had just taken a sip from a cold cerveza and glanced skyward observing the 3 palms nearby blowing gently in the breeze. After a couple of days of rest and relaxation, my mind was fully disengaged from its usual thinking about commitments, deadlines and financial obligations.
I thought to myself what stories this trio of frond producers...
I suffer from occasional brain fog.
You know, where your best content ideas seem so long ago and far away.
Where you can't think of a concept to save your worthy soul.
Where you seek out mindless, distracting activities
Growing up in the Northwest, it’s easy to love the outdoors. Hiking, snowshoeing, camping…drop me off in the ‘woods’ and the trees, the green of the forest gifts me with calm. It’s my favorite “zen” place where I can shut off my busy mind.
Then I visited the deserts of Baja.
The stark and quiet beauty created an awe that defined “mindfulness.” A potent experience of stillness and balance between the mountains and sea.