A Place to Bring Life Into Balance
To provide a safe and potent environment where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined.
By Leslie Hawes
It can feel so overwhelming when one takes into account how much destruction of the environment happens in their lifetime, and the longer you’re alive, the more devastating environmental destruction can seem. Fortunately, nature is cyclical and destruction is an essential component that must happen for life to occur.
I’ve been on the earth just a little over 40 years now. I hail from the east side of the Cascade Range, but am now sinking roots on the west side. I currently live, work and play at Breitenbush Hot Springs (BBHS). Curiously, BBHS and I are the same age! We’ve both spent our entire lifetime in Oregon. In that time, we have witnessed the permanent removal of many trees, specifically in these two areas. Most of the those trees that have been removed are due [...]