Give with your body

Day 103 of #LiveWell2017 One of the most fun ways to be generous is to run, walk, or bike for a cause. It's also a great way to stay in shape and to meet new people. The first time I participated in a charity run was in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon. Since then, … Continue reading Give with your body

Five benefits of walking

Day 95 of #LiveWell2017 Today is National Walking Day, so let's celebrate. Walking is one of my favorite activities and a great way to #LiveWell2017. It doesn't jar the bones like running does, it gets me just about everywhere I need to go in the city (for free), and it makes me feel good! I … Continue reading Five benefits of walking

Hiking is the best medicine

Day 72 of #LiveWell2017 Yesterday, we hiked one of our favorite trails with friends. This opportunity reminded me just how very grateful I am to live in a place where there are so many wonderful trails to hike and wonderful friends to hike with. I'm also grateful that I am still physically able to hike, in spite of … Continue reading Hiking is the best medicine

8 Take-Aways From “Walking and Writing” with Matt Love

Anyone who's followed this blog during the past few years knows that I am always on a quest to learn, to improve my skills, and to explore ideas and places that both lift my spirit and make me think more deeply. This past weekend I honored that quest by attending a "Walking and Writing" Workshop … Continue reading 8 Take-Aways From “Walking and Writing” with Matt Love

Mt. Hood: In my face and under my feet

"Walking" is one of my favorite essays by Thoreau. In it he states: I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that -  sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all … Continue reading Mt. Hood: In my face and under my feet

A PDX SW Hills Adventure…

Today we took a bike ride down the East Esplanade to the Springwater Trail, over the Sellwood Bridge and up to the Oregon Public Broadcasting building on SW Macadam Avenue. After parking the bikes we headed uphill, hiking a portion of the “SW Trails 4” leg of the SW Trails system for the first time. … Continue reading A PDX SW Hills Adventure…