Contemplative Photography & Reflections

Greetings from the Hudson River in Saratoga County, New York! Welcome to River Bliss, and thanks so much for stopping by! I put my heart and soul into producing narrative and visual content for this site because I believe that sharing our stories and shining our unique light is what we’re here for, and it makes the world a better place than it would be if we kept all the good stuff to ourselves. So I am honored and delighted that you took a few moments out of your presumably busy day to stop by.

No matter what is going on in your life or in the world, don’t let it compromise your inner peace! You have a choice! There is a tranquil oasis within you waiting for you to return. I invite you to visit River Bliss often and to subscribe (for free) to my mailing list, to receive love letters from this peaceful place where the outer landscape reflects and inspires the inner, and nature is a faithful teacher and guide. A place of stillness and hope, where ordinary moments become extraordinary and illuminated through the alchemy of awareness. I want to offer you a breathing space where you can rise above it all and float with me for a few, restorative moments on a river of gratitude and awe and emerge with a more spacious, balanced perspective – and some practical inspiration and useful tips, too!

Don’t get me wrong: It’s not that my life is all flowers and rainbows! Those who know me well often comment that they are amazed by how I can be so positive in spite of everything life has served up in recent years, including the deaths of both my parents and lots of family stuff that’s actually pretty big. I wish I could bottle the way I feel when I’m on the river and how intuition, inspiration, and ideas seem to drift through the air when I’m there. I do my best to share what I find and experience on the river (and elsewhere in nature) because if it can help me, maybe you will find it useful or inspiring, too!

So let’s engage the magic!

By the way, I love to hear from my readers and encourage you to connect with me on Facebook and Instagram by commenting on and sharing my posts. I’d publish blog posts even if nobody read them, but it’s always motivating to hear that people do! So please don’t be shy about reaching out and letting me know you’re out there and interacting with my work! 🙂

Recent Reflections

Two Questions

Two Questions

For a while, I've felt inspired to write about the topic I've been immersed in all year. You could call it  mindful self-compassion.  Or self-love. Or tender loving self-care. I still haven't settled on a term that feels just right, but I think you get the gist. Since...

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Four Bags and a Canon in D

Four Bags and a Canon in D

Yesterday would have been my mom's 80th birthday. Well, I suppose it still was. She just wasn't around to celebrate with us - in the physical sense, anyway. Instead of going to my parents' house (which was sold earlier this year) for a birthday celebration in the...

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