Misty Leiter founded The Flowered Life - a handmade, organic and cruelty-free wellness company after studying sustainable principals in permaculture, interning at an apothecary and taking an herbal course to further her knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants. Her recipes are inspired around leaving a lighter footprint on this beautiful planet we live on.
I was swallowed directly into the canyon walls, coming out alive; spat out with underlying strengths but also smitten in realization that the same soul and old wounds I’ve sometimes ignored still reside right inside my bones. Now, maybe that sounds bleak, but canyon walls speak truth, make you feel real, strip you away and allow you to just be.
August 4th, 2018 was absolutely the best day of my life because I got to marry my best friend. I feel incredibly blessed to have found my equal partner in life. A man as wild in spirit and vulnerable in heart as me. During our wedding ceremony, which took place on a rocky beach on Lummi Island, Washington, we asked Zack's mother, Holly to do a reading. She read aloud an original poem that simply put, blew everyone away. It embodies not only the love that Zack and I share together, but also how integral nature has been in our lives as individuals, and together as a couple. I wanted to share this poem with the Howl Often community, because I believe that every wild woman (and wild man) will connect with, and appreciate the essence of these words, and the remarkable magic of love. ~ Alexandra
The summer solstice represents the longest day of sunlight for the year and the shortest night of the year. For centuries, the summer solstice has been a day of celebration. The Mayans, Aztecs, and the pagans of Stonehenge all celebrated the summer solstice and even placed a stone (the heel stone) in the path of the sun for summer solstice.
We recently interviewed MaryEllen Hackett, an artist, park ranger and the woman behind Here and Farther. She describes how her passions for art and nature have shaped her life's path, and as an outdoorswoman, shares practical and sound advice for those looking to venture into the wild.