(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.

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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.

LP 2016: Radiate Joy.

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.

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 reasons why you can't. Just act. Too often we feel that fire in our bellies, … Continue reading LP 2016: Climb Your Mountain.

LP 2016: Be-YOU-TIFUL

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

The “Lesson Plan” for 2016.

As the last few days of 2015 unfold, I've found that I've been stumbling across lessons in small moments. Lessons in moments that I've been least expectant. Moments that I've allowed myself to be present and soak up my surroundings. It should come as no surprise, that when I let go of my expectations and … Continue reading The “Lesson Plan” for 2016.