November 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” – Norton Juster


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State Line to Laramie

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“One channel is the Stress Channel and the other is the Peace Channel. We really do have a choice about what we listen to. The Peace Channel can only be heard when we are present in the moment, when we are in the now. To tune in to the Peace Channel, all we have to do is beexperience,notice, and naturally respond to what is arising in the moment. To tune into the Stress Channel, we just have to start believing our thoughts again. […] Eliminating stress is just a matter of tuning out the negative and tuning in the positive and just being, experiencing, and dancing to that music instead of the mind’s chatter.” – Gina Lake

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Summit of North Bald Mountain (10,982′), which provided stunning views in all directions, including six different mountain ranges.

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“A combination of fine tea, enchanting objects and soothing surroundings exerts a therapeutic effect by washing away the corrosive strains and stress of modern life. [… It] induces a modd that is spiritually refreshing [and produces] a genial state of mind.” – John Blofeld

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Laramie River Ranch

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“Give yourself a break. When you are alone with your thoughts, you shouldn’t be arguing.” – Gary Rudz

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Big Horn Mountains

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“The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.” – Ellen Glasgow

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Grand Teton


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“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” – Leonard Bernstein

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Buffalo in Wyoming

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Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.” – Howard Thurman

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