The Peak: Hiking, Living, and Learning

Spring in Utah is unpredictable. The morning may dawn bright and clear, the afternoon can be warm and inviting, and by nightfall you have an inch of snow. It's not uncommon to have temperature changes ranging 50 degrees in a 24 hour period, but that's all to be expected in the mountains. The locals here … Continue reading The Peak: Hiking, Living, and Learning

Mindfulness To Me In 2019

What is Mindfulness? First, we should address the fact that "mindfulness" isn't a new concept. Whether you realize it or not, you've practiced it at some point in your life. Psychologists, religious leaders, personal gurus, and your hippie neighbor next-door have been spouting the benefits of mindfulness for millennia. Mindfulness goes by many names: awareness, … Continue reading Mindfulness To Me In 2019

Xanadu

Writing Challenge: December 4, 2017 Prompt: Go to a website that has a "word of the day" and use it as your inspiration Word: Xanadu- a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment Xanadu: paradise. A place of peace and perfection. It may be a beach of white sand and palm trees. It may be … Continue reading Xanadu

Carpe Diem

Writing Challenge: Oct 25, 2017 Prompt: Write about living in the present moment I’ve heard it said a thousand times, the secret to life: “Carpe Diem!- Seize the day!” I seize mine by sipping coffee- tasting the milk and sugar swirl together with the bitter coffee on my tongue. I seize mine by listening to … Continue reading Carpe Diem