All the homes I’ve lived in. All the ways they shaped me.

I realized when we bought our house this year that I have lived a LOT of places. Especially compared to my parents or most people in their generations. I wanted to write a post looking back at how all those places shaped both me and my ideas of home… Continue reading

October Wrap Up and November Goals

Here we are… in November of 2021. The year has been a strange roller coaster but we’ve made it to the holidays which means if you blink it will be 2022 and I’ll be starting on a whole new set of themes and re-evaluating my goals with the 2022 Powersheets. But I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself so in the meantime, here is my October Re-cap and November Tending List… Continue reading

How I Stopped Being so Stingy with Myself

I am often so stingy with myself- perhaps it is related to my recovering perfectionism, my constant inner critic telling me I don’t deserve nice things because I haven’t been good enough. Or perhaps it is from my scarcity complex reminding me how little income I’ve faced before and that I should be constantly scared of being back in that situation. Whatever the reason, it has been a long, ups and downs journey of learning to be more generous with myself- generous with my time, my money, and my expectations and forgiveness. Continue reading

How I Started Trail Running and Tips If You Want to As Well!

It is finally cooling off again! One of the most exciting things about that for me is that I can return to trail running- something I still consider myself to be a bit of a beginner at, but that I have done for about a year now. SO I thought I’d share a bit about how I started trail running and what I would say to someone who might be interested in doing the same! Continue reading

Hiking Far From Home: America the Beautiful

While we LOVE the mountains local to the Phoenix area and could hike them over and over again, we took some trips up north a few times this year and were reminded of how beautifully diverse our country is- and we didn’t even have to travel that far to find that beauty! I wanted to share a few thoughts on that today as well as document some of the stunning sights we saw. Continue reading

September Recap and October Goals

I love that we are getting into hiking season and cooler weather here in Phoenix! It is also Powersheets launch day!!! This always fills me with a little bit of hope that life goes on and reassures me that I’ll have a nice little personal retreat to reflect on priorities and what I want for the new year. If you want to go through Powersheets with me next year, you can order them HERE.

(The tending lists in the Powerhseets are more or less what shows up here in my monthly goal/recap posts but the magic of this tool is in the prep work and reflecting on what you want your big picture goals to be and why!)

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Different Trails, Different Gifts

The other day one of my local friends who is looking forward to hiking again now that fall weather is approaching (YIPPEE!!!) asked me what my favorite trail was, and it turned out that question felt a lot harder to answer than you might guess… Continue reading