This January I renewed my commitment to bullet journaling after reading Ryder Carroll’s definitive book on the subject. Being that it was written by the creator of the bullet journal, it helped me to unpack the reasons behind some of the many colorful images I’d seen online. It also made more sense from an organizational standpoint than anything I’d read to date. I hoped to learn more about putting into practice a more “analog” version of myself that would replace time spent on digital devices. …

I finally finished redecorating my office the other day. It felt somehow more “important” than the normal satisfaction I would have gained from finishing a project.

In fact, hanging this particular series of paintings felt like a crucial addition, taking it from a mostly utilitarian workspace to a place where I can dream and enjoy color and put together new creative ideas that are currently separated by time and space.

Adding a living ficus tree was also important. It turns out the ficus is one of the top-five houseplants capable of purifying volatile pollutants from the air, regulating the humidity…

Ah, camping. The great equalizer.

This is my happy place. Well, not standing in that specific spot with a beer in my hand the entire time, although one of those things might still be true…

Upside: Peace, quiet, communing with nature, hiking, clear rushing creeks and towering trees. Oh, and absolutely no cell service. Places where you can’t even hum a few bars.

When I’m camping, the absence of electronic connections is a palpable relief, making room for more primitive forms of communication. …

The Backside of Wisdom — A short story by Lynda Meyers

Something about the idea of reinvention appeals to me.

I watched a movie once where a woman’s lifeless body got dumped into a fire, but after a few minutes the fire intensified and a brand-new body was lifted up out of the flames. Her new body was stronger, nearly invincible, and for the rest of the movie she even dressed differently, a rather unflattering yellow dress giving way to a pair of men’s trousers with a shirt and vest combination. I guess when you’re a woman who walks through the fire you earn the right to wear the pants.

It’s…

The award-winning novel by Lynda Meyers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a monster commute.

Rather than listening to the same songs play over and over again on the radio, I pass the time listening to podcasts and audio books. I’ve also recently purchased a set of Sony noise cancelling headphones that have literally changed my life and my workflow. Turns out I’m really sensitive to noise, and these babies have made my life on airplanes so much more comfortable. They also allow me to work in noisy environments like coffee shops and on trains and even in parks. And bonus! …

Every traveler should read this book!

“Pilgrimage is a metaphor for any journey with the purpose of finding something that matters deeply to the traveler.”

~ Phil Cousineau

I picked up a book during my travels in Nepal. This is nothing new. I am always buying books, especially when I travel. If something catches my eye, or my heart — it becomes a sort of verbal souvenir. I’ve also found that many times, local shops in foreign countries carry small press or local offerings that you literally cannot find in the greater global marketplace, and when I come across such things, I usually pick them up.

Take a Walk. Bathe in the Forest. Nourish your Soul.

Some places are sacred. Forests are one of them.

There are certain places we go where the ground feels somehow sacred. The space feels deep and the air is tinged with heaviness. That’s how I feel when I enter the forest, when I walk amongst the moss-covered giants that line the forest floor.

I immediately feel as if I should be quieter, and more careful with my steps. As if the things that the trees have to say are somehow more important than anything I might have to add to the conversation.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, forests are abundant…

**Warning: This post contains references to poop and motorcycles! If either of these things make you nauseous, turn back now!**

After eight days in country in Nepal, I flew to a small city northwest of Kathmandu.

When pilots get together to tell their stories over whiskey, it tends to start with “So there I was…” Of course, their stories only have to be 10% true.

I’m going to tell you a story that is 100% true.

I’m also going to ask for a pass from any old fighter pilots who might be reading this, mostly because I’ve got a glass of Jameson’s in my hand as I’m telling it (which tastes far better than Jeremiah Weed 😉) but also because I would be more than happy to pour a round for any pilots who are willing…

Lynda Meyers

Lynda is the award-winning author of several novels and short stories. She is also a nurse, teaches yoga and reiki, and is an avid motorcyclist.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store