Baby…Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle

I'm a competitive person by nature. I maintain high expectations for myself. A goal-setter. Boundary breaker. Maybe it's the Taurus in me. Maybe it's the Long Island in me. Maybe it's the "me" in me. Conversely, and more importantly, I am soothed by Nature. To be in a place away from the everyday distractions...the hustle …

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Cliff and Redfield for the Win!

"You are only free when you realize you belong no place - you belong every place - no place at all.  The price is high.  The reward is great."- Maya Angelou Interesting choice of quotes to kickoff the hiking blog that rolled out my 46er finish, right?  If you've been following along with me on …

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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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