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 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.

This site began as a place for me to share my writing and photography. While you’re here, you can read my blog (“Reflections”) with more than 300 posts in a variety of categories, mostly related to nature, spiritual growth, decluttering, death and bereavement, and self-compassion. Also, please check out my photo galleries and online shop! You also can learn about my Portrait Photography and Clutter Coaching services and courses and workshops I offer for adults and children. 

The heart of my message is: 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!

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

The Magic Mixer

The Magic Mixer

One evening, I was making oatmeal raisin cookies and took my grandmother’s electric hand mixer out of the cabinet. I often use other methods for whipping up a nice, fluffy batter, but sometimes I'm drawn to the mixer. As I used it to beat the cookie batter, my energy...

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All the Beautiful Qualities

All the Beautiful Qualities

It's not for everyone. But what a powerful weekend it was! Inner Critic weekend up on the hill. I'm one of 20 enrolled in the first year of the three-year Hidden Treasure program at Light on the Hill retreat center in Van Etten, NY, near Ithaca. There's not a certain...

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