I am a writer, photographer, retired mental health counselor, and author of the award-winning book The Mindful Hiker, the Amazon best seller Into the Woods…and Beyond, and The Valley Spirit: Living a Tao-inspired Life, a book that could change your life. All are available at amazon.com. My photographs are now available for viewing or purchase for digital downloading or as framed prints at valleyspirit.picfair.com. I’ll be adding to this collection often, so check in frequently.
I’ve also written Hidden Walks in the East Bay and Marin and The Mindful Golfer. My interests range from photography to politics to the environment to Buddhism and Taoism to psychology to golf to philosophy to nutrition and exercise to aging to music to the sights and sounds of nature. I also blog at www.mindfulgolfer.com, www.stephenaltschuler.com, breakablenews.substack.com, and golf360.substack.com.
My wife, Ruth, and I live in the Pacific Northwest.