All We Need.

Now that the Valentine’s Day spit up has ended across all social media channels, I’d like to bring it up again-in a non-cheesy, real-life conversation. After yesterday, I realized how un-important a single day dedicated to making someone prove their love to you, or you to them truly is. As I’ve navigated through life in both relationships and solo, I’ve found there’s a lot to be said about loving yourself and exploring what and who you love in life first. Here’s what I discovered- when I started exploring what I loved in my life first, my life instantly began reflecting … Continue reading All We Need.

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 … Continue reading Year of the Bourtney.

(Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.

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 … 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 … 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 these four simple trick for post-hike body bliss. Eat up. The perfect post-hike meal combines protein (help muscles recover) and carbohydrates (which help replenish energy stores). Choose foods like a tuna-fish sandwich or chicken over rice that combine both sources of marco-nutrients for an easy … Continue reading Simple Tricks for Post-Hike Body Bliss.

LP 2016: Climb Your Mountain.

  Start before you are ready. If that little inner voice inside you keeps directing you towards a goal, listen. Don’t start calculating or debating. Don’t let the doubt, fear, or anxiety creep in. Forget the details. Forget all the … Continue reading LP 2016: Climb Your Mountain.