I’ll be your lifeline tonight.
I have so much long exposure goodness, in the form of waterfalls, to share this week. They are all from a hike in CA a few months ago. Exciting, I know! Starting out with my favorite from the series!
ever wonder what life would be like if you chose the other school? 🤔
When you come out of a storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Congrats France! New World Cup Champions! I felt like lingerie would be a good French tribute
Hello Instafam!!! I am soooo ecstatic to finally reveal my fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog to you all! 😍 I concocted the idea of creating my very own blog months ago (with the encouragement of my lovely family and friends 😘) and I purchased the domain since February (boy was I upset when I found out hennachic.com was already taken! 😩) At first, I was constantly juggling visions in my mind, changing the website formatting entirely, and completely scrapping my work, taking weeks away from even thinking about it, and then sitting back down at the drawing board with a fresh slate. However, I’ve finally decided that I shouldn’t hold such high expectations for my passion project as it’s still a creation in its early days so here it is! 🤩 (Link in my bio) I won’t dive deep into the intricacies here as my homepage and “backstory” page describe all that you’ll find on my blog so I hope you all take a glimpse, absorb my content, and offer me your feedback! ❤️ P.S- Enjoy the simplicity of my website now as pretty soon I guarantee it will be teeming with prose, photo sets, and vibrant features within the next few weeks to come 😻🧚🏽♀️
I took this photo in 2016 and captioned it: I never want to go home.
Now, I don’t have to go home. Not for a very long time.
Just over two years ago Ben and I came to Tokyo on a holiday. I was so excited for two weeks off work. It was early March and the plum blossoms were budding. I’d just started to become interested in photography, but all I had was my iPhone 5 camera. Ben and I got engaged on this trip, on the 24th floor of a hotel in Shinjuku overlooking this very garden.
Now, Ben and I aren’t engaged; we’re married. I don’t look forward to holidays because I pretty much live in one. I’ve upgraded to a snazzy new camera, and now this park is 20 minutes from my house.
Get ready for Vegas pictures. 🤙
The simple act of going for a walk in nature is one of the foundations of Japanese health care and healing, so much so that it has its own name: Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing).
From a purely scientific perspective, Shinrin-Yoku has a heap of acknowledged (and proven) benefits like improved mood, increased ability to focus, easier breathing and improved sleep. Then there are the spiritual elements: increased intuition, a deeper understanding of the land, and a blissful appreciation of the complexity of life (and death). We live in a world of concrete, wifi and near-constant light, and many of us spend 50% of our day sitting under artificial lighting with our face in an LED monitor. We’ve adapted too quickly to this technological world and I think many of us have forgotten (including myself) the vitality and rejuvenation that comes from simply being in nature.
Such a beautiful sunny day 😘