Runners High: OR, How Starting is the Hardest Part

When I first started running I was convinced that a runner’s high was a cruel, inhumane lie that runners told other people to trick them into joining in on the misery. So I thought I’d write a post about how I started my running journey and while I will be focusing on running, I think some of the lessons from it apply to starting anything new and difficult. I also have been just really missing running because it is INSANELY hot here in Phoenix already, but I know that summer is prime running time for my readers in other parts of the country so it seemed like as good a time as any to share this! And even if you are not a runner and never become a runner, I believe there are some parallels that will apply to you anyway… Continue reading

May Recap and June Goals

May was quite the whirlwind of a month. June is sure to be the same- so much so that I didn’t even have the time or brain power to add pictures to this post… but at least I got the writing done! Here’s a look at where my focus is in the chaos… Continue reading

April Recap and May Goals

OK, I know this post is a little later than usual, but I really wanted to put up my birthday post while those thoughts were fresh!

April was packed and FLEW by! we had a wonderful Easter celebration and were able to feel some sense of normalcy thanks to family having completed their vaccines and it felt so special. We also enjoyed every second of nice weather and mostly coped with the hotter spells… Here’s the rest of last month’s recap and a look at this month’s goals. Continue reading

Verso L’alto: Switchbacks and Spirituality

Something I love about my word of the year, Verso L’alto, is that it means upwards, and upwards is a direction but not a specific route. This is something I’ve been meditating on a lot the first part of this year, especially when I get some alone time on the trail. Continue reading

31 Day Hiking Challenge: What I learned…

After choosing “Verso L’alto” as my “word of the year” I decided to start my year off with a 31 day hiking challenge. (I’ve been sharing my daily hikes on my instagram page if you want more than the pictures I include in this post) I wanted to share a little bit about why I decided to do this and what I learned from 31 days of hiking (almost) daily throughout the month of January… Continue reading

Welcome Fall: October Goals!

Hello readers… even though part of me wishes we could just skip to 2021, I am grateful that we are about to enter one of my favorite months and favorite seasons. Last month it really helped to slow down and focus on de-stressing and trying to turn my critically low sleep levels around. I found that my availability and space gave me the grace to battle stress and other mental health issues and opened me up to some new ideas and opportunities. Here’s a quick recap and a look at my tending list for October… Continue reading

Olaf and my Mental health

I have young kids in my house- specifically a three year old girl in my house- which means that, like many of her peers, she is constantly requesting the Frozen and Frozen 2 soundtracks be played on repeat. After years with the original movie’s music blasting through our house, I think I’ve become immune to the original soundtrack, but I’ve been surprised to find recently that Frozen 2 songs have become a pretty good barometer about my own mental health during this pandemic… (also… spoiler alerts for frozen 2 ahead… and if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t care… this may not be a post that makes any sense to you anyway and you can totally skip this one!) Continue reading

May Recap and June Tending List

It hasn’t been easy, but we are coming to the end of the first half of 2020. If you want to join me in using Powersheets for the second half of the year, you can get your 6 month edition HERE! And now, a recap of my May tending list and a look into what I’m focusing on during this final month of the first half of the year… Continue reading