Add 20 Years to Your Life

I often wonder if zombies can breathe under water. Being undead could be a pretty interesting superpower, minus the whole rotting body, attacking humans thing. I used to think that, given the option of any superpower, I’d choose flight or invisibility. But today I realized what my ultimate superpower would be: the ability to live without eating or sleeping.  I’ve done the math. We spend, at a minimum, 4 months a year nourishing and recharging ourselves. That’s a lot of time. Over the course of a lifetime, that adds up to more… Read More

Everyone needs a little chaos

What do you do, when passion runs a muck in your brain? When it consumes you and fuels insanity and opens doors to lands you’ve only read about in fairytales? Dance in the glitter- that’s what you do. And then dive headfirst into it, because to deny passion is to deny magic, I think.

One Foot in Front of the Other

So much of the beauty comes from amount of effort it took to get there.

Video: Discovering Arches and Canyon Lands

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery… I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Strong, my kindred sister

Far more than physical, strength is in the mind. It’s the ability to push past our own boundaries, demolish the walls that scream “no you can’t”, and do more than you ever thought possible.  I love this friend-sister and hope everyone has people in their lives who inspire them 🙂  ~m.

Moab: Day 2

I don’t think there’s anything quite as satisfying as waking up in a tent to the early morning wilderness. Don’t get me wrong – marshmallows, a decent burger and cider after a long hike, and petting fluffy things are all close runners up; but there’s something more to witnessing and existing in the dawn’s ambiance. Sometimes I think that if I’m still enough, I might actually be able to hear the earth breathe, to see the ripple of its pulse move through everything around me.  I think that’s why I dig solo hiking so much: my brain finally stops… Read More

Just a Gut Reaction

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir Simply put: mamma nature knows what we need, and being active outdoors is just plain good for us. I recently read an article on Huffington Post that touches on the health and mental benefits of hiking (scroll to the end of the post for the link). Based on the social media reaction to the story, I think it resonated with many-an-outdoorsman – myself included. And why shouldn’t… Read More

Move With Purpose, Buy With Purpose

The business of selling sporting goods is a multibillion dollar industry, encompassing somewhere around 20,000 different companies. And it’s no wonder why the industry is so successful: short of going au naturel in your mamma-nature given skin, even the most basic of fitness attire is required to successfully become physically fit. When I think back, I’m sure I’ve spent lots and lots of money on running shorts, bras, shirts and socks to help me get my move on (and we can’t forget about shoes).  I’m positive I didn’t buy them with global… Read More

Meditation: Accountability

Inspiration for the day This is a modification of a meditation phrase I learned recently. I love it because it really helps to remind me that we are not the hapless victims of this thing we call life but that every decision we make affects our experience of life. I also try to repeat this when I’m pushing through a hard workout — to reach a higher level of fitness, I have to make the decision to reach that goal. Happy Monday!   {Reese}

Fitness For A Stronger World

When it comes to fitness, I’m selfish. Plain and simple. Though to be fair, it does lend itself quite easily to that sort of mind set. Sure, we can try to use it for good…a race for some cause or in the honor of a loved one. But even in training for such an event, I find the name of the game is “me, myself, and I”. I first realized this fact about myself three weeks ago and have been struggling with what to do about it…until last night. Almost every aspect… Read More