Since I was 14 I have been on countless backpacking, camping, and hiking trips. I thought I was educated on gear and how to pack, but this last trip completely changed the way I view my gear and pack. I learned so much more on my time on the John Muir Trail than any other [...]
I was reading this morning about authenticity and how it is something we must practice each and every day and it is a collection of choices we make through our day. "Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; it is exercising the compassion [...]
When I was 14 years old my dad and I were in therapy because we couldn't communicate and we weren't getting along. When I tell a lot of people this they say... Well that's normal, you were a teen girl. Yeah well, my dad wanted us to get along, he wanted us to be friends, [...]
You own nothing to anyone else. The only person you owe something to, is yourself. You owe yourself love. You owe yourself compassion. You owe yourself self-care. You owe it to yourself to make the hard and painful decisions that need to be made. You owe it to yourself to be steadfast in what you [...]
Glacier is a place with so many activities, gorgeous views around LITERALLY every corner, and more wildlife than you can imagine. Exploring this park left me full of so many surprises and stories.
This small island is packed tight with so many natural wonders. Iceland is comparable in size to Ohio, yet it has 32 volcanoes, at least 200 geysers, over 10,000 waterfalls, and sometimes the scenery changes from mountains to barren moon-like land in just a few moments.
Am I hardwired to believe that loving money means I don't love other things as well? That loving and wanting money means I'm not a good and kind person? That I'm selfish and greedy? Because none of that makes sense when you really think about it.
It is so easy to fall in love with a place as magical and breathtaking as this.
It is a place of peace, chaos, environmental battles, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, and now it is viewed as a place of such grand beauty, that everyone wants to experience it.
Today I was reading a book (Big Magic) about how ideas and creativity are their own source. How they have the ability to come to us, and to leave us if we don't act on them, bringing them into the universe. It's the same thing as when a person has an idea for a novel. [...]