My introduction to the Wilderness

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, [...]

Mantra: I embrace discomfort.

We are always reaching for comfort, for certainty, for safety. It's our instincts to go after what feels "safe" and while this made sense years ago when we were constantly in danger of disease, of the wild, and of death, it is no longer needed. We no longer need to live in this state of [...]

Embrace the Messy

I am so so guilty of getting caught up in my expectations. I get an image in my mind of what my life "should" look like, of what I "should" be doing, what my bank account "should" have in it. Then I get upset, disappointed, or frustrated when these expectations aren't met. When I reflect [...]

Find Joy in All You Do

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 [...]

Explore Glacier National Park

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.

Modifying my mindset on money

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.

10 Ways to Create Connection

At the end of the day all we want to do is to connect. 

Explore the Magic of Kauai

It is so easy to fall in love with a place as magical and breathtaking as this.

Guide to Yosemite National Park

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. 

The Magic of Creativity

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. [...]