SPRING SKIING

Thankful for Spring snow, sun and mountains.  #mammothmountain #skiing #adventure

WINTER SKI ROAD TRIP!

Earned my turns!  Drove over 2,500+ Miles from LA to UTAH to WYOMING in search of powder at Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee!  Was a long journey driving through storm after storm with poor windshield wipers and no wiper fluid, sleeping cold nights in my car, eating half frozen foods and dodging moose and other big game on the road.  But in the end, it was well-deserved powder and some of the best skiing of my life.  The "Ghee" was the last and best stop on this trip!  

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SANTA CRUZ / BIG SUR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES

Much love to Gilbert of Santa Cruz for the fresh eats and hospitality before the trek into the wild.

Dan Goldstein, health foods maker and shaker.  Santa Cruz, California

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Downtime on Nacimiento Road, Los Padres National Park

PHILOSOPHY

SIMPLICITY.  Keep it simple.  Focus on the meaningful such as moral and spiritual development, family, friendships and community.  Don't let trivial matters control your thoughts and emotions.  Shed nonessential layers and focus on core matters.

Experience the simplicity of the dots and reflect how you can better use your time and energy to focus on the important things in life. 

BALANCE.  Life is a constant act of balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Evaluate which areas need attention and adjust your lifestyle accordingly, whether its being more active, eating healthier, meditating or praying.  

Identify the balance in the dots and the colors and find the balance in your physical, mental,emotional and spiritual life.

ADVENTURE.  Time is limited.  A static life is not worth living. Color your life with new experiences.    Seek a new experience, one that is worthwhile and meaningful and lose yourself in the experience.   Try art, listen to a new genre of music, get outdoors, try a new dish, travel.

When you find yourself in a rut or need some motivation, view the triangular shape or peak of the dots and feel the power of the colors to remind you to live adventurously.

 

MEDITATION MOUNT

Escape from LA. Moments of peace, tranquility and simplicity at Meditation Mount atop Ojai Valley, California

 

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BALCONI COFFEE

Great local coffee shop and best coffee in West LA.   Enjoyed a nice smooth cup of Ethiopian coffee. Take a few extra minutes to drink your coffee at the bar (don't take it to go), type a poem on the community typewriter and enjoy the whole experience.   Check out the siphon action in the picture below!

 

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UNIQUE LA and OBON FESTIVAL

Eventful day!  Visited Unique LA and the WLBAT Obon Festival in West LA.   So many talented local artisan entrepreneurs at Unique LA.  Very inspiring to see so many creative works. Picked up an awesome photo of NORMS, a classic West LA institution.

Great community atmosphere at Obon Festival and enjoyed the traditional drumming ceremony.   Great bonsai collection.   This one spoke to me.