New Beginnings…

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings but If I have learned anything this year it’s that as one door closes another door opens. As I close the door to this business I have put my blood, sweat and tears into, I step through to a new chapter. The journey  1,100 sq ft. has … Continue reading New Beginnings…

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Year of the Bourtney.

2016 has cracked my heart open in a tragically, magical way. I'm convinced the universe works in oxymorons. I've felt heartache that has shattered my heart, but found that if I bury that sadness under my skin instead of letting it out, what else can it do but grow in my veins?  A breakup after … Continue reading Year of the Bourtney.

(Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYxZqiVe-E After several weeks of non-hiking adventures, Portland seemed to smile upon me and grant me a 48 degree rain-free forecast. My hiking boots were calling my name after hearing "no showers. These boots are the ones I learned I had to have after several hikes (longer than 10 miles) in tennis shoes. Don't get … Continue reading (Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.

LP 2016 : Rise with the sun & train.

It's impossible for me to discuss the things I've learned in 2015, that I'm taking with me into 2016 without mentioning the one single thing I do each day without fail. Every day I  rise with the sun & train (or simply move my body in some physical way). Starting the morning with a sweaty … Continue reading LP 2016 : Rise with the sun & train.

Simple Tricks for Post-Hike Body Bliss.

At the end of a long day of adventuring, it's easy to throw down the pack and head straight for a long night's sleep- only to wake up the next morning, aching and stiff all over. You can make grand adventures without the achy body and extreme stiffness. Take care of your adventuring body with … Continue reading Simple Tricks for Post-Hike Body Bliss.

Hiking: East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais

San Francisco has my heart. & in way more ways than one. Having lived outside of the city for two years and working both in and around the city, I've come to appreciate the "quiet" energy that surround the fabulous city itself. Exploring was always on my radar when I lived there, but most of … Continue reading Hiking: East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais