Welcome 2018…I’ve Been Waiting for You.

I blinked and fall flew right by into winter. Family. Hiking. Ebbs. Flows. Birthdays. Holidays. More Ebbs. More Flows. Remembering to breathe it all in and love it all out. Because it's all gonna be alright. You know, braving the wilderness. "Braving the Wilderness" are the words Brené Brown gave to brilliantly describe this exact …

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Drowning in Silence, Emerging in Peace

“Speak only when it improves upon the silence.” -Gandhi   Silence. It was deafening to my soul most of my life. Truly deafening.  I did all that I could to fill the void with noise…constantly initiating conversations, funny jokes, pointless rambling, playing music. Anything.  Anything to drown out the silence. Silence was something I could …

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Break the Cycle…Embrace the Grit

Focus...one's eyes fixed to the path ahead. Speed. Acceleration. Wind whipping through your hair. Well.. not exactly through your hair, since it lives under your helmet. But you get the idea. Riding a bike.  That thought alone has a plethora of catch-phrases and famous analogies. "Life is like riding a bike. (Insert phrase of choice …

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Rise. Be Brave. Repeat.

The crashing, foamy waves ebbing and flowing a melody of longing.  The descending sun sprinkling the perfect trail of glimmer to guide you, like fairy dust dancing on the water.  The cool, fine sand meandering gently through your toes...completely engrossed in the moment surrounding you when.... "Ok Everyone! Time to get in the water!" I …

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A Mountain Playground: The MacIntyre Range

It's not everyday you are blessed with the PERFECT day in the Adirondacks.  I say that with love!  I've hiked 15 high peaks so far and I will tell you that only 3 of the days had beautiful weather.  And this day, was exactly that.  Perfect. In every way.  This is my most cherished hike …

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