Open the Book

Submitted August 13th, 2015
By for Life, Uncategorized

This past weekend I was able to attend the keynote at Hippocamp and it was exactly what I needed to hear.  I’ve written a couple pages of proposed book #2 and wasn’t “feeling it”.  It felt like a lame account of memories that weren’t collected in detail and wouldn’t be of much use to anyone […]

Open the Book
August 13th, 2015 by

This past weekend I was able to attend the keynote at Hippocamp and it was exactly what I needed to hear.  I’ve written a couple pages of proposed book #2 and wasn’t “feeling it”.  It felt like a lame account of memories that weren’t collected in detail and wouldn’t be of much use to anyone […]

Peace, Love and Happiness in Undone Things
July 27th, 2015 by

Buckwheat Zydeco had us singing “Peace, Love and Happiness” over and over at the end of his set at this weekend’s Xponential Music Festival in Camden, NJ.  It was our fifth year attending, and one of the best.  We even made it the whole way through Sunday night, a feat we had not ever accomplished.  It’s […]

Hearts in Harmony 5 Years Later
April 2nd, 2015 by

Today I celebrate the first time I (remember) meeting my husband Dave.  I love sharing the story of how we met because I (mostly) don’t believe in coincidences.  I believe in things happening for a reason and a purpose, and our meeting was definitely one of those moments. January 12, 2010 Haiti was devastated by […]

Explore the Elements
March 2nd, 2015 by

I’ve felt like most of my blogs as of late have been very broad, sort of, where’s life heading? kind of posts.  I’m happy to take some time this evening to post pictures that represent the 4 elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.  My friend Amber DeGrace nominated me on her blog – thanks Amber! The […]

Natural Healing
May 29th, 2014 by

Even when my lungs burn up the trail and I remember how deeply out of shape I am, I put one boot in front of the other and remind myself that this is healing in so many ways.  I know that my muscles are building, fat is melting, lung power increasing, and soul and mind […]

Seeking Solitude
March 5th, 2014 by

I moved to Montana in 2006 for many reasons. Chasing the beauty of the first thunderstorm I saw in its mountains in 2002 Finding a new path for life Exploring a different route of education Being able to make it on my own It’s only now that I discovered the other reason why I went […]

Hippocamp – a writers’ camp that includes the novice
August 2nd, 2015 by

I recently asked Donna Talarico, founder and publisher of Hippocampus Magazine and Hippocamp – A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, the benefits that novice writers would find in attending her upcoming camp which is next week right here in downtown Lancaster, PA.  I have friends and readers from all levels of writing; attending a camp […]

Pecha Kucha Presentation – Unearth: Restoring my spirit protecting the lands of my birth
January 27th, 2015 by

Below is the breakdown of my presentation at Tellus 360 tonight for their Pecha Kucha event.  I hope to have video up of this soon, but in the meantime, here are my thoughts and photos: Good Evening, I’m Brenda Lee Sieglitz and I’m here tonight tell you about the land that I love – which […]

Social Justice
January 5th, 2015 by

Social justice has always seemed extreme to me. Something I wouldn’t do. I’d sign petitions, like or follow the social media outlets of causes I believed in; I still do. It’s a comfortable way to feel involved without being extreme, without putting myself in the public eye as a person who cares passionately about the […]