I hate the old adage, "sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place." It's such a cliche. People mutter it under their breath to you in sympathy, when they don't quite know what to say. They mutter it because yes, sometimes life sucks, and a thread of hope seeps out … Continue reading LP 2016: Embrace the Suck.
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.
https://youtu.be/FD5oyoA7IOk Someone told me something recently and since then I have heard the concept repeating itself in my life. Jeff Bridges summed it up perfectly in Oprah's Master Class series. I was at work, talking away to a customer, when she suddenly stopped me to ask "Are you Courtney?" She happened to live in another … Continue reading LP 2016: Radiate Joy.
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.
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 reasons why you can't. Just act. Too often we feel that fire in our bellies, … Continue reading LP 2016: Climb Your Mountain.
A little over a year ago, I was in a place where I felt a crushing sadness everyday. This sadness wasn't because something terrible had happened or because things were not going well. In fact, the sadness was worse because things were good. I had a great job. I lived in sunny San Diego across … Continue reading LP 2016: Be-YOU-TIFUL