Mindfulness on the bike

Day 271 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by William Hook on Unsplash This morning, my Facebook feed told me that on this day in 2009, I posted an article right here on this blog entitled "Appreciating the Present." I re-read that article and was astounded at how much it sounded like something I might write today. You can read it … Continue reading Mindfulness on the bike

Be #grateful for the mother land

Day 191 of #LiveWell2017 I've come to realize that one of the things I appreciate most about living in the western part of the U.S. is the abundance of wide open space - often public lands. Nowhere east of the Mississippi River have I ever seen such vast landscapes, landscapes so immense that it is … Continue reading Be #grateful for the mother land

Grateful for the freedom of expression

Day 175 of #LiveWell2017 Today in Portland, no less than five naked bike rides are scheduled, including the World Naked Bike Ride that rolls at 9:00 PM tonight. These organized bike rides are symbols of the ultimate freedom we have in this country - to be able to express our ourselves freely and openly in … Continue reading Grateful for the freedom of expression

Thank you to the passionate people

Day 168 of #LiveWell2017 Today I participated in a guided bike ride called Sharrows to Sparrows. It was a guided tour of local Neighborhood Greenways and natural areas in the city. Along the way our two leaders - Greg and Mike - shared their obvious passion for connecting people to place, for creating safe places … Continue reading Thank you to the passionate people

Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!

Day 152 of #LiveWell2017 I know I've said thanks to bicycles before, but today is the Kickoff Ride for Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual month-long celebration of bicycles and biking! After a long, cold winter, Pedalpalooza gives every bicyclist in the metro area a chance to come together as a biking community and kick off summer fun. We … Continue reading Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!

Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Day 70 of #LiveWell2017 One of my greatest pleasures in life is riding my bicycle. I am so grateful to be physically able to ride and to live in a place where riding is safe and easy. Portland is a bicycle haven with over 350 miles of bikeways city-wide. Bicycling is relaxing and fun and … Continue reading Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

5 Resources for bicycling mindfully

Day 56 of #LiveWell2017 I'm riding on my first group bike ride of 2017 today - a Biking about Architecture ride led by Jenny Fosmire. Bicycling is a big part of my life, so it makes sense that I should bike as mindfully as possible to get the most out of my rides and to … Continue reading 5 Resources for bicycling mindfully