simple living

Tolstoy’s Ten Rules.

At 18 years old, Tolstoy set himself the following ten rules:

Get up early (five o’clock).
Go to bed early (nine to ten o’clock).
Eat little and avoid sweets.
Try to do everything by yourself.
Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every month, a goal for every week, a goal for every day, a goal for every hour and for every minute, and sacrifice the lesser goal to the greater.
Keep away from women.
Kill desire by work.
Be good, but try to let no one know it.
Always live less expensively than you might.
Change nothing in your style of living even if you become ten times richer.

Blissing out in my humble yurt with @dayzea and @thessimplelife ~ got to play with these two over Halloween weekend as they passed through Oregon. Living on the road, traveling together in their two white caravans. Accepting the love and gifts provided to them along their journey. Blessings, love, light and abundance to you both. ~We all come from the goddess, and two her we shall return. Like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean.~ .Eugene, Oregon 2015.


Manby Hot Springs

My first hot spring experience! A short drive West of Taos, New Mexico takes you on a shaky dirt road leading to an unmarked trailhead descending down to Manby Hot Springs. The ½ mile hike straight down in to the canyon provides an excellent view of the Rio Grande, and a clear series of hot spring pools right on the river. I sat in the hottest pool and met with some other couples for an hour or so, taking in the amazing scenery and sun. The surrounding area was clean and the water was fairly clear as well considering the number of visitors coming and going throughout the day. Overall, a great experience.