• A look back at 2019... & BIG things ahead in 2020!

    A look back at 2019... & BIG things ahead in 2020!

    A new year, a new decade, a fresh start for things ahead, and a beautiful time to pause and reflect on all the footsteps, tumbles, leaps, and plunges into the unknown that brought us here. Read on for exciting news of what's to come in 2020!
  • Cultivating Light - Self Care for the Winter Solstice

    Cultivating Light - Self Care for the Winter Solstice

    (From the Journal archives:) These darker days afford us the opportunity to slow our pace and shift our focus inward. When we embrace the cyclical change in season – the dark, the cozy, the heavier days – we can learn to find and connect more with our own light. The darkness can be a great teacher, helping to uncover strengths and parts of ourselves...
  • A Gift Guide For Wild Adventurers

    A Gift Guide For Wild Adventurers

    Our curated list for the explorers, the nature-lovers, the outdoor enthusiasts; featuring goods from small businesses, fellow Alaskans, independent artists and writers.
  • Forest Bathing to Unplug, De-stress, & Feel Good

    Forest Bathing to Unplug, De-stress, & Feel Good

    The practice of immersing oneself in the world of the woods is well known and regularly practiced for good health in Japan, where it is beautifully referred to as shinrin-yoku, or ‘forest bathing’. Tap into the mind-body benefits of spending time among the trees.
  • Fall Feelings Playlist

    Fall Feelings Playlist

    Whatever your pleasure for easing into the changing season, I've created a playlist to match the mood of grey skies, bright foliage, and cozy feels. The perfect soundtrack for knitting your new winter hat, playing spades with friends, or a hot date with the bathtub, wine, and face mask. 
  • Canning the Harvest: Preserving food, memories, and love in a jar.

    With the warm smell of alder smoke in the air and the steady gurgle of the pressure canner bubbling away on the stovetop, I spent the last weekend salting, smoking, and canning this summer’s catch of king, coho, and sockeye salmon. Like processing any food you’ve caught or grown yourself, smoking and canning fish is truly a labor of love.
  • Community Give Back Program Update: Exploring the Outdoors with Wrangell’s Summer Rec Program!

    Community Give Back Program Update: Exploring the Outdoors with Wrangell’s Summer Rec Program!

    This spring Waterbody initiated our Community Give Back Program: 2% of all profits are donated quarterly to our local Parks and Recreation Department to maintain green spaces and help kiddos access outdoor programming.  With your support, this spring and summer’s Community Give Back Program donations funded scholarships for the WPR Summer Recreation Program!
  • The Power of Feeling Small: Paddling the Western Coast of Prince of Wales Island

    The Power of Feeling Small: Paddling the Western Coast of Prince of Wales Island

    When a close friend first approached and floated the idea of a big, extended wilderness paddling trip to me, my eyes widened and my mouth blurted, “yes, absolutely!” while the little voice of self-doubt in my brain quietly whispered, “hey, um, you do know you’re not really an expedition paddler, right? A few long weekend trips doesn’t exactly mean you’re prepared for an undertaking of...
  • Eat the Weeds: Recipe for a Wild Spring Greens Pesto

    Eat the Weeds: Recipe for a Wild Spring Greens Pesto

    Spring is bursting across Alaska, and with warmer temps and longer days comes the return of wild edibles!  In our backyard, garden, and on regular walks about town I'm starting to spot familiar plant friends like dandelion, nettle, plantain, and horsetail emerging from damp soils to take in the spring sun. 
  • 2017: Our Year In Review!

    2017: Our Year In Review!

    In the spirit of reflection at the transition to a new year, I'd like to share our year in review. We dreamed BIG for Gathered & Grown last year, and 2017 saw some huge leaps of faith, exciting changes, new opportunities, and humbling lessons learned. Here's a look back at a few favorite highlights:
  • Self Care in The Backcountry

    Self Care in The Backcountry

    Alaskan summer is in full swing, and the season is prime for getting outta dodge to take advantage of all this magnificent landscape has to offer. Whether your summer trails lead you high up the mountain, deep into the woods, or far up river, the smallest of self care rituals can go a long way in keeping you comfortable, happy, and feeling like a goddess of...
  • Dandelion Fields Forever

    Dandelion Fields Forever

      It’s the time of year in Southeast Alaska where the sun has finally warmed our cold, wet, wintery bones and the sun has baked into the soil enough to coax out all the fresh bright greens of springtime. Perhaps my favorite sight of spring are the pops of bright golden yellow that have begun to burst open and grow to the size of...
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