A Day Well-Lived

Beauty is the Illumination of Your Soul

- John O'Donohue

Greetings V+V/High Desert Family,

There's so much going on in the world, much of it unpleasant. Part of my practice is to recognize and celebrate the beauty that we are gifted daily. I'm constantly refining my meditations, and lately I've contemplated making everything I do, small or significant, to be infused with special intent. When I get to the end of the day, I want to be able to say This was a Day Well-Lived. Because at the end of my days, I want to say that mine was a life well-lived. After all, what is a life if not the summation of our days? Speaking of, here's a view of my hike around the enchanting Boulder flatirons

I'm constantly digging into what allows inner beauty to flourish, which can also bring about inner peace. In my view, our physical bodies are simply the outer representation of what is happening inside. I'm inspired by beauty in all its forms. To that end, I've recently curated a bevy of new and wonderful items for your own good health and beauty, and for gift giving to your nearest and dearest.


I'm adding items weekly - so far new bespoke Tahitian and Edison pearl necklaces (made with love by yours truly), and, drum roll..... a very few but always special, high demand Jack Gomme bags. Designed and manufactured start to finish in France, lightweight and basically indestructible tech/travel pieces that we can't get enough of! If you don't have one of their backpacks, you're in for a treat! I use the same pack for day hikes as I do carrying around the streets of Paris. Not kidding!

And coming Soon: MUSHROOMS for Skin - internal AND topical....plus a new skin and LIFE CHANGING fatty oil that I can't wait to share in my next newsletter...exciting!

Guess which fatty oil is pressed from these seeds 


Mushrooms are the new frontier for skin. I'll be sharing what I've learned about these magical skin assistants