Hiking

What made climbing Kilimanjaro so memorable

February 29, 2016
What made climbing Kilimanjaro so memorable

Summit day. 3am wake-up. We were a mixture of nervous and excited as we talked quietly over some warm oatmeal. It was very cold and pitch black dark. We had 4,000 ft left and 7 hours to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Step by step we were making progress up the mountain. It was very […]

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The mindset it takes to make it up the toughest climb in the world

February 10, 2015
The mindset it takes to make it up the toughest climb in the world

19 days on a vertical rock wall. Sleeping in a tent hanging on the side of a mountain. Pulling yourself up on ledges that are two credit cards thin. It was a climb that many said was completely impossible. (source) (source) And having failed to make it to the top of this climb five times […]

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The 25th Hour

December 30, 2012
The 25th Hour

Time flies when you are having fun right? I happen to disagree. I think time just flies when we are busy and have a million things going on. It sure flew this last month when I didn’t get a blog post out! Some days I look at the clock only to see 5pm and wonder […]

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Runnin Free with Devon Sibole

August 25, 2012
Runnin Free with Devon Sibole

Below is a new interview with a good friend named Devon Sibole for my series on “Follow your Passion.” Devon has a powerful story that she told me one day on a trail run in California. She really epitomizes the message I want to share with this blog series. Enjoy! Hey Devon, thanks so much […]

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Post from the Pup…Brooks

July 22, 2012
Post from the Pup...Brooks

Well Brooks has been a busy man lately.  Tons of napping and trying out all sorts of new sleeping positions.  Sometimes I would like to be as well rested as my dog.  In between all this napping he did decide to write another post.  It takes him a bit with the paws as you can […]

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My 24 Hour Internet Holiday

July 1, 2012
My 24 Hour Internet Holiday

Ever feel like you can’t get away from all your devices and the rush of information on the internet?  I sure feel that way sometimes and have been working on setting some more boundaries.  One practice I am working on is a quarterly 24 hour internet holiday.  So how does it work? (source) Well I […]

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Joy and Meaning List

June 23, 2012
Joy and Meaning List

One of my favorite exercises from Brene Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection” was creating a “Joy and Meaning List.” It really helped me align what I was doing with my life with what brought the most meaning and happiness.  As my good friend Carole tells me, it is important to focus on activities that raise […]

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A Sense of Wonder

May 13, 2012
A Sense of Wonder

Well I just got back from San Francisco for 10 days. It sure is an amazing place out there, and I got to see some very good friends. I did get in a few hikes before I started a workshop this past Monday. The views are pretty breath taking.   I think what I enjoy […]

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Mixing Exercise with Friends

December 13, 2011
Mixing Exercise with Friends

Ever feel like you want to see your friends, but you also want to exercise? Why not mix the two activities? I was at the Dowd YMCA on Saturday morning when I ran into a good friend. I had just finished my workout, but I decided to jump on the stairmaster next to her to […]

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