Spiritual Enlightenment

The journey toward spiritual enlightenment is a beautiful one. Though certainly not easy, it is richly rewarding. These are the four steps I recommend as you begin your journey.     Being Present We cannot change the direction of our path if we don’t first recognize where we are. Standing in the line at the grocery store, I can...

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Visiting Heaven

Forward After a life-altering accident by my doctor, I was left with injuries and damage considered by western medicine to be “permanent and progressive with no cure or treatment”. Unable to complete daily tasks by myself, frequently requiring urgent medical attention, my body has required 24-hour care for nearly a decade now. As the horrific damage progressed, my...

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Resilience After Fire

Even in the darkness, there is a glimmer of light. Today this comes in the form of amazing and heroic firefighters, the saving of Multnomah Falls Lodge, so many homes and trees still standing and the numerous stories of hope, rescue, and bravery. Thankfully in Oregon (even through the hottest and driest year in 50 years) our trees still contain a tremendous amount of...

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Columbia River Gorge on Fire

From the eerily red sky, tiny remnants of our beautiful state and national park fall as ash (like pieces of memories that can never be re-lived) with more than 33,000 acres on fire. My heart is heavy with sadness and grief, as we witness this tragedy unfold; and our precious national treasure and historic landmarks consumed before our very eyes. For those who don’t...

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Energy of an Eclipse

A different perspective – experiencing the energy of the eclipse. The sky is empty and bright, with blue that stretches from edge to edge beyond the tree line. I stand in the meadow at the edge of the forest and slip my shoes from my feet to connect bare skin to raw Earth. Arms wide and chest open, I breathe in sunlight, warmth. I feel golden yellow against my skin,...

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Five Elements – Personality Archetypes

The 5,000 year-old practice of Five Elements Chinese Medicine is applicable to more than just our physical health and wellbeing. Identifying the strongest (and weakest) elements within your personality can help you understand your inherent drives, desires, tendencies and identify your gifts and weaknesses. Rather than used as a label, the Five Elements can serve as a tool...

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The Five Elements – A Basic Introduction

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Eastern and Western Medicine

Have You Fired Your Doctor Yet? Part 2 My body is tired (in spite of the strength of my spirit – continuing to grow, expand and strengthen). My tiny, fragile body will eventually succumb to the horrific, medical mistake, made by my western doctor, that is slowly killing me. In spite of my tremendous suffering, I’m grateful to be here, yet I deeply look forward,...

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Your Doctor May Be More Dangerous Than Cancer

Have You Fired Your Doctor Yet? Part 1 Sadly, I am one of the millions of people who have suffered tremendously from a medical mistake. Leaving me permanently handicapped, requiring 24-hour care and a life expectancy of only a few years. Unless I die from an accident before then, my body will eventually die from my doctor’s medical mistake. I am paying with my life for...

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Oh Please, There Are Far Worse Things Than Cancer

Acknowledging the Ignored Yes, I said it. Because it’s true. There are far worse things than cancer. I can almost feel the anger and judgment building within some of you. It makes me angry too. I honestly wish cancer was the absolute worst thing a person could deal with, the worst diagnosis you or I could ever hear… but sadly, that‘s not the case. Not even close....

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Neuroplasticity & Passion

    A lot goes into preparing for an art show, but for me there is so much you don’t see. I fight every day to stay alive (thanks to a western doctor’s medical mistake). Today marks nearly a year since my body could no longer maintain vital homeostasis by itself. IV infusions, along with a tremendous array of other daily protocols help to keep my physical...

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The Art of Unconditional Love

To unify, empower and raise up one group of people above all others, also means you’re segregating, excluding and putting down other fellow, amazing and precious human beings. By reaching out with kindness, respect, inclusion and love to those who don’t necessarily look like you, or share your specific beliefs, is the far greater act of true wisdom and what love...

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Rebuild Yourself With Intention

Our cells die off at a rate of more than 60 billion every single day. That’s more than 2.5 billion every hour and more than 1.7 million every single minute of our lives. This process of cellular death is a natural one, yet we’re not deteriorating before our eyes because our bodies are amazingly productive.   We’re creating, forming and re-growing those 60...

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Marriage of Three

            The sacred and Godly covenant of marriage is more than the union of one man and one woman. There is a divine spirit that creates a bond greater and stronger than any two people alone. I believe marriage is a relationship of 3. The first, and most important relationship, is your lifelong vow and commitment to God. The second...

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Letters To My Churches

While reading through much of the New Testament, we encounter Paul’s letters to the churches, containing specific instruction to that congregation along with general teachings that can be applied to any of us today.   Have you ever taken a good look at your own church, and wondered what a letter to your church would look like? Here are my own letters to my...

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A Worthy Celebration

I’m a Christian who doesn’t celebrate Christmas (or any worldly holiday)… instead, I choose to celebrate God’s much larger purpose… His every day miracles and blessings.   What if we had the same, deep happiness on Monday morning as we do on Friday afternoon?  What if we woke up with the excitement of Christmas morning, for every...

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Christmas is a Lie

Imagine how much more powerful Satan’s work becomes when instead of rising up against the church, he works his way into the congregation, the sermons and even into Bible translations, convincing weak Christians to believe false doctrine. Disguised as an angel of light, he is welcomed, by the weak, into the innermost part of their beliefs, rituals and traditions....

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The Greatest of These is Love

As a member of the largest “Christian” church in my county, I assumed I had a built-in family to be there to help me during times of struggle. Yet when I became extremely ill and fighting for my life… my church family and its members did something I never expected… they abandoned me. Struggling to survive, bombarded with medical bills, unable to complete daily...

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Churchianity

    Churchianity: Any form of Christianity that places more emphasis, accountability or commitment to religion, church, or tradition rather than God.   A sad truth, that this describes the majority of modern-day Christian churches today. How do I know? I’m a member of one. It’s getting harder and harder to find a church that doesn’t put tradition and...

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Thanksgetting & Black Friday

    For so many, October through December (one quarter of every year of their lives) becomes overwhelmed with stress, errands, long lines, unwanted obligations, headaches and frustrations that frequently relent to disappointments and emptiness.   Today, the modern Thanksgiving holiday ushers in a sad and unfortunate time for mankind as they busy...

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Wrinkles Should Be Worn With Pride

To so many loved ones who suffer… and the loss of life before old...

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My First Experience With Earthing

Earthing and my eating disorder… The forest sways to the sound of a calm wind, leaves dancing in time, to the tune of mother earth. I stand at the edge of the tree line, where the woods meet the open meadow.   Fresh air in my lungs, gloved hands on my shovel and moist soil, untouched for decades, turns over easily to form a small, flat surface with a pile of loose...

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Top 50 Most Inspiring Women Landscape Photographers

I’m honored to be named in the top 50 ” Most Inspiring Women Landscape Photographers” of 2015.   14 years ago, I was one of only five women I knew pursuing landscape photography (instead of portraits) and even fewer who did it with a Large Format camera. What a joy to see so many phenomenal women discovering, excelling and changing this beautiful...

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Celebrating 18 years As An Artist and 10 Years In Business!

What an exciting milestone!!! This month marks 18 years as a professional Artist and 10 Years in business for Lori Grimmett Photography!   I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each of you. Thank you to those who have been there, supporting me from the very first day (way back in 1996) and for those who have recently discovered me and my business. I would...

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Thank You God For Closed Doors

3:52AM.   From a deep sleep we wake to the panicked sniffing and muffled bark of our chihuahua, Chloe  (from deep under the covers). She quickly makes her way out from the covers, launches her tiny body off the bed, down the stairs and across the living room to the french doors. Relentlessly, she attacks the glass window with both front feet, attempting (with great...

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Turning Corners & New Year’s Resolutions

What if you could turn things around? What if you could trade your stressed out life for days filled with peace, re-centering and refocusing on what matters most? Wouldn’t it be refreshing if life was more organized – with less of the things you don’t need and overflowing with assurance, strength and blessings from God? Meditating on God and His Word can...

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Hang In There!

    I tend to be a very private person, so many of you may not realize I’ve been struggling with a rare illness (that to date has no cure or treatment).  This March, marks five years since I’ve been dealing with this (and searching the globe – and Heaven – for help).  Over the years, I’ve come to terms with the diagnosis and...

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More Than a Pretty Picture

WHAT’S IN A PHOTOGRAPH? Beyond proper exposure and artful composition, the balance between technical skill and creative vision, what lives behind the scene?  What does the image truly capture?  What did the artist see (with enough passion) that drew them to capture this scene and freeze it in time?  Is there more than just a coming together of elements and...

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The Art of Slowing Down

Though much of my photography these days is captured through DSLRs, I still enjoy the tremendous benefits of going back to my roots (and I don’t mean my hair color). LOL! Large format cameras are where I truly began my photographic career. They’re much larger, heavier and take some time to set up. This process forces you to consider the scene longer before...

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Mastering the Craft

Becoming a master photographer requires more than knowing your camera equipment like the back of your hand.  Often, it’s planning to be at specific locations at certain times of the day (or year), getting up at 3AM to capture a summer sunrise, previsualizing before I arrive and slowing my mind to be in the moment… to see more than what my eyes first noticed...

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Photography Course

Begins March 2013 Sign up today! For more details or to sign up: http://www.lorigrimmett.com/classes-2/classes/      

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Strength in Snowflakes

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together. Order a Print     Share

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Rejoice

This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 May you have a blessed day. Order a Print     Share

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Selecting Fine Art For Your Business

THE POWER OF ART Businesses have a long and close relationship with fine art.  Large corporations and banks are well-known for their vast collections of art; by investing in renowned masters and emerging artists they continually expand their art collections.  The most important reason to select art for any given room is for its feeling.  The Wharton School of...

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Paintography

    I was only seven when I took my first oil painting class. My grandma, a wonderful painter with years of experience, had taken me to one of her painting classes. I remember the nervous joy that came with the first colorful strokes on that pristine, white canvas. After painting the background it was time for the bold silhouette of a tree in the foreground....

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What Does It Take To Be A Professional Photographer

Because I own a paintbrush does that make me a painter? Because I own a camera does that make me a photographer? Asking a photographer what kind of camera they used is as helpful (to the uneducated) as asking Vincent Van Gogh what kind of paint he used. So what makes someone a professional photographer? I’m grounded in extensive and diverse education from multiple...

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Orphan Hummingbird

    The resilience of a tiny orphan, alone in the big world.   A tiny hummingbird made it’s way to my deck the other day. With no parents around, I assume it’s an orphan. It spends it’s days sitting on the deck and making the short but awkward flight to the feeder (directly above) several times each hour. Some days are more difficult than...

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Appreciating The Details

Understanding Why I Photograph And My Journey To Lage Format Published by Emulsion Magazine, February Issue – USA PDF Version: Emulsion Magazine 01PDF-1_1   My journey into photography began at the impressionable age of five, when I received my first camera as a gift from my parents. I looked on as my mother spent long hours with her camera, creating and...

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Maturing Through The Lens

    An Inspiring Story Of A Red Tail Hawk – From Egg To Flight   Published by Nature Photo Community, October issue – Netherlands PDF Version:  Nature Photo Community Article 02_1     The sun is about to crest as I press my back against the trunk of a juniper tree and toss my camouflage blind over my head. I have a small window...

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Commercial Photography

I specialize in commercial product photography; my studio is build specifically for photographing your products. When you need to shine I make it happen. View Gallery  

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