A reflection on my 30 day writing challenge.

A few days before August began, I felt a nudge. You need to write. Get serious about this passion of yours and simply show up. I decided to go for it without really thinking much about it a la Cheryl Strayed on her solo Pacific Crest Trail adventure chronicled in the book, Wild. Okay, well it was like that, but without the divorce, loss of […]

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It’s possible to feel wonder at every turn.

When we find ourselves in a familiar place – slouched into our desk chairs, walking down the same street you see every day, leaning over the kitchen sink with dishes in hand, waking to our second alarm – it can be difficult to be present. We’re experiencing a routine that we have grown accustomed to and it all comes easy (or at least it all […]

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7 Ways to Stop Fear in its Tracks

When worry strikes, it can feel like it’s already too late to¬†stop yourself from unraveling. But it’s not. When preparing to leave our house for this trip, I ran around wildly putting away clean clothes and shoving bags in the car and watering the plants I had forgotten about and shining the counter tops. I don’t like leaving things left undone, especially when I know […]

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5 Steps to Living a Bigger Life

Play small, and you risk never actually living. When you feel passionately compelled to live out your dreams, don’t do so in a way that prevents failure. Fail. Fail hard. Fail a thousand times. Do not fear suffering, and do not suffer due to fear. Make the decisions that feel good to your heart. Trust that your soul knows the way – because it truly […]

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Hiking is my happy place.

When the wind is whispering through the trees and the views stretch for miles and the mountains reach up toward the sky – then I know I am but a small human in this beautiful world. When the path twists and turns and offers more than it could ever take away and brings me to unexpected places – then I know I am where I […]

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8 Lessons to Remember When Traveling

Today I’m leaving on a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana. And with any travel, whether a weekend roadtrip or travel by plane, there are feelings of a whole lot of excitement mixed with a little anxiety. Rather than focus on the details of plane tickets and quart sized bags and gate numbers and whether we closed the refrigerator door – I choose to […]

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On the treasures we seek

There are moments in our lives when we get lost in time and space, wrapped by the warm embrace of the thing that brings us great joy. Whether we realize it or not, this is what we’re meant for – this is our treasure. By treasure, I mean our life’s purpose. This is what we’ve been searching for, dreaming of, and waiting on. Along the […]

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Being a witness to something beautiful.

Beautiful things happen every day. And we miss them. The sun rises and we are still in bed pressing the snooze. The lightning bugs light up backyards on a summer evening and we are still washing the dishes and settling in to relax before bed. The moon appears in it’s various¬†phases and we remember to look up on occasion when it’s particularly bright and full. […]

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6 Quotes to Inspire Non-Attachment in Your Life

To practice non-attachment means you put your trust in the timing of your life. Our vision for our lives goes one way and the actual outcome goes another – sometimes meeting up in the same place, but taking a different route than we anticipated or planned for. When we practice non-attachment, we are at peace with this process. Our cause for suffering is oftentimes created […]

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