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Monday Motivation No.36

Monday Motivation No.36

I’m choosing to believe that ‘adventure’ in this quote can be anything from trying a new coffee shop to climbing a mountain. Adventure is what you make it. “Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul.” -Unknown […]

Note To Self: Get Back On That Bike

Note To Self: Get Back On That Bike

Dear Body, I’m very sorry. But we are going to get back on that bike. Yes, I know.  We’ve eaten it twice.  We’ve wiped out not once, but twice since we’ve been riding that bike – not even 6 weeks.  We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front […]

2017: Home Is Where You Make It

2017: Home Is Where You Make It

I spent more time in the car this year than ever before. I drove to and from my apartment in Madison, WI and my parents’ house in Chicago, IL about 200 times between January and May.  We knew we would be saying goodbye to that […]

Monday Motivation No.35

Monday Motivation No.35

Wherever and whatever you’re celebrating today, I hope you’re surrounded by the people you love and taking time to be present this season. “Alfie: The Christmas Tree” by John Denver Did you ever hear the story of the Christmas Tree who just didn’t want to change […]

Monday Motivation No.34

Monday Motivation No.34

Some words of wisdom, especially applicable during this busy holiday season:   Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.

Social Media as Silver Nomads

Social Media as Silver Nomads

It was the perfect evening: tent, warm sleeping bag, thermos full of hot tea, crisp cool fall breeze, a good book to enjoy by headlamp. The kind of perfect evening that you want to be sure to remember when you’re busy fighting through traffic on […]

Monday Motivation No.33

Monday Motivation No.33

This time of year, we start pulling out the big down coats, wool mittens, and scarves. But ever wonder how forest, pond, and grassland critters stay warm in the winter?  National Geographic has the answer.  

Why Are You Grumpy?

Why Are You Grumpy?

The answer is simple really. And just in case none of those solutions worked for you, are you… Cold? Not sufficiently caffeinated? Being deprived of chocolate? Fix that. You’re welcome. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Monday Motivation No.32

Monday Motivation No.32

“Mountains are not the stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”   -Anatoli Boukreev

Trail Science: What’s That?

Trail Science: What’s That?

A few weeks ago, I went hiking with a couple of friends from college. It was a crisp, blustery, blue-skied Colorado fall day—the kind of weather where you start chilly, but continually need to strip off layers as you walk. In other words, the perfect […]