Natalie Ogbourne

Traveling the Tough Terrain of Midlife

Once upon a time, we knew where we were going and how to get there. Then came midlife. And now we feel a little lost.  

Did you see that coming? Me neither.

It’s challenging territory, but there’s good news: Even though there is not a one-size-fits-all map to tell us the way, it’s possible for us to find the way. 

That’s what we’re about here–finding our way.

If you’re traveling the tough terrain of midlife, you’re in the right place to find encouragement, companionship, tools, and practices to help you navigate by attention, intention and faith rather than autopilot, discouragement, and drift.

Happy trails ~

Natalie

Summer into Fall Challenge

Summer into Fall Challenge

I was finishing up the dinner dishes when my daughter, sixteen, slipped into the house and said, “You might want to stop and come outside. The sky is beautiful. I don’t think you want to miss it.” I’ve learned to listen to that girl. She pays attention. She’s attuned...

All We Need is a Little Light

All We Need is a Little Light

My husband and I have been hiking for years. Years. Still, we don’t always get it right out on the trail. We knew it we would be cutting it close. But, we hopped out at the picnic area, grabbed a late lunch, and prepared to hit the trail to Harney Peak, the highest...

Thriving in an Unfamiliar Life

Thriving in an Unfamiliar Life

My great-grandma was a woman of summer. She kept a garden. She grew the flowers and vegetables that graced her table. She picked the berries that topped our ice cream. Every once in a while, I helped her in the garden or the berry patch and it always shocked me when...

Friday Field Notes | A Little Geography

Friday Field Notes | A Little Geography

One strange thing about the internet world is that I don’t actually know where many of you live. Oddly, though, because of this unfamiliar terrain we’re collectively navigating, I can probably pretty accurately guess that most of us are at home much more than usual....

Friday Fields Notes | Light

Friday Fields Notes | Light

In his book, For Everything There is a Season: A Sequence of Natural Events in the Grand Teton-Yellowstone Area, naturalist Frank C. Craighead compiles decades of observations of outdoor happenings into week-by-week entries. At least, they’re weekly entries between...

Hoar Frost Encased Pine Bough on the Upper Geyser Basin