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Stories about me as a person.

Why I strive for mediocrity. It's good to set goals and work toward them, but sometimes you just need to strive for what makes you happy.

Why I strive for mediocrity

I have been watching the Olympics all week and it’s great to see people accomplishing such seemingly impossible tasks. When I went skiing, I fell just standing there. And ice skatin … lets just say I made my way around the rink holding the rail.… Read More »Why I strive for mediocrity

Give thanks for what you have – I challenge you to give thanks for what you have and give thanks where thanks is due, God, family, friends, nature.

Give thanks for what you have

In this constantly-wanting-more-society we fail to see what we already have is pretty awesome. Don’t fail to give thanks for what you have.  The past few months I have been dealing with a injury that has pretty much sidelined me. In order to help this… Read More »Give thanks for what you have

Reflecting in nature is a great way to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and simply being overwhelmed in life. Nature show us life goes on.

Reflecting in nature

I’ve been feeling kind of blue lately. And one of the best ways I tackle those feelings that get me down – self doubt, sadness, being overwhelmed at work, being overwhelmed in my personal life – is to go into nature and spend time to… Read More »Reflecting in nature

Why I consider myself an almost dirtbag, but not quite. I’m not ready to give up employment and societal norms (yet), I do subscribe to a few of the dirtbag-lifestyle aspects.

Almost a dirtbag

It’s 5:30 on a Thursday and I’m chomping at the bit to get out of town. Only one more hour until I’m off work. I’ve got an 18-hour drive ahead of me to get to Colorado. It’s a little too long to drive in one… Read More »Almost a dirtbag

Plan Your Next Date on the Trails! Tips for a Great Hiking Date. Whether it is a first date, or celebrating an anniversary, the outdoors can be an awesome place for a date.

Tips for a Great Hiking Date

As a single woman, I have had many dates in the wilderness. And recently while picking blackberries with a good friend, he asked me if it would make a good date. I answered probably not a first date. “I’m sweaty, dirty, and bloody from the… Read More »Tips for a Great Hiking Date

Why I do not subscribe to the new thought that "strong is the new pretty," and how I believe we should reinvent ourselves as women. What's your strong?

What’s your strong

There is a bookshelf at my work that I walk past everyday. On the shelf there is a book titled, “Strong is the New Pretty.” A girl about 10 years old is on the cover. She’s wearing a racing swim suite, her arms are crossed,… Read More »What’s your strong

Don’t just be lost, be the Right Kind Of Lost

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