Follow the trail…

Day 275 of #LiveWell2017 Sometimes we feel lost. The key to happiness is to find ourselves - our authentic selves, our true consciousness. Then we can truly love, show compassion, and make the world a happier, more peaceful place. One of the best ways to find our true selves is to spend time in nature, … Continue reading Follow the trail…

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