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Fear and Climbing in the Canadian Rockies

In my version of my first mountain summit in the Canadian Rockies, I’d tell you the steep snow wall I had to ascend to approach Mt. Gordon was a pure vertical. I’d remind you that I first became acquainted with … Continue reading

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Dreaming big mountain dreams

It has been almost exactly eight months since I reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. And it has taken me that long to answer the toughest question since my return: “what’s next?” Today, I finalized my answer just in time … Continue reading

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Live big

When I re-entered normal life after an incredible four-day writing and yoga retreat in January, my biggest fear was that I’d lose the soul-energizing connection to purpose that I had discovered. And that purpose was writing and owning the title … Continue reading

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No chickening out

“You can have your book or you can have your excuses. You can’t have both.” -Amanda Patterson I have that excuse quote in my den of creativity at home. This means it’s not always where I need it because if … Continue reading

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Find Your Rut-Busting Bliss

I went on a writing retreat at the very start of this year because I knew I needed help. It was evident in my inbox of positive newsletters and inspiring emails, which had become a morning addiction equivalent to my … Continue reading

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A universal stop sign: yoga is cancelled

It was a little more than a month ago when I found myself mesmerized by my yoga teacher’s discussion about finding your edge. The concept was so unfamiliar because it wasn’t about pushing or blowing by the edge. It was … Continue reading

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Lessons learned on a cliff

It’s amazing how little you need to cling to a cliff. This was a lesson I learned during my first attempt at rock climbing outdoors last Saturday. It’s also something I am sure I will struggle to remember next time. … Continue reading

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Doodling away the fear

As I move forward with embracing my more free-spirited self , I found myself confronted with my toughest play exercise yet. I had mastered slathering my journal with paint and fearlessly dragging cardboard across the wet surface, creating unexpected and … Continue reading

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From warrior to wimp

I knew a Sunday of ziplining and tree climbing was bound to be exciting but I had no fears. I had ziplined before. More importantly, I conquered the Warrior Dash a few weeks earlier, climbing walls and pouncing on obstacles … Continue reading

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