Into the Wild Unknown: 3 Life Lessons from Surfing

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The ocean is fascinating. I love watching her swallow the warmth from the sun’s fiery glow and feeling the salty breeze revive my spirit as the pounding waves rattle my bones. From the beach, this serene sanctuary feels like the elusive Eden I would travel to the end of the earth to find. And then it’s time to get in. … Read More

My DAREful Climbing Lesson

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As I lowered down off of a recent gym climb, I smiled, feeling that familiar surge of energy… pumped forearms, rapid heartbeat. As my swollen, chalky fingers fumbled with untying my knot, I said to my belayer, “Good thing I mock-led that one as I was falling all over the place!” She laughed in disbelief and said, “You didn’t fall … Read More

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

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Do you ever feel like you’re standing on the edge of something big but can’t physically will yourself to jump? Justified excuses. Playing small. You busy yourself with the whirlwind of other “non-priority emergencies” from the fire hose of life. It can feel scary and overwhelming… all evidence that seemingly confirms the areas where we perceive we’re not enough… it … Read More

Awake in the Wild Retreat

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After spending the better part of the last 5 years navigating the thick wilderness of early parenting, I was finally feeling ready to explore some new frontiers. I’m not sure if it was the cumulative effect of my 3rd Alaskan winter or the deep clarity I experienced about the preciousness of our time on the planet after losing my Mother-In-Love to ovarian cancer … Read More

It’s happening!

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For years I’ve had this poem hanging right above my desk.  A helpful reminder to keep aligning with my True North… Live With Intention Walk to the edge. Listen hard. LAUGH. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. -Maryanne Radmacher … Read More

Welcome to the world little one!

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“Find the ease…” was the mantra that constantly ran through my head during the 3-day labor odyssey leading up to our daughter’s arrival. Despite our best efforts to snowshoe, hike and dance her into this world, her miscalculated “due date” offered us the unique opportunity to experience 2 long days worth of varied induction procedures.  Although far from the ideal … Read More

New Year, New Adventures

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As I sit here, just days from the anticipated arrival of our second child, I have this powerful urge to reconnect with YOU. Over the past 4 years, our tribe has grown significantly, and although we always love receiving emails and calls from past participants sharing updates of their inner and outer adventures, it has become increasingly clear that in … Read More

Still finding our way…

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We’re back! And feeling so grateful YOU have found your way back here as well.  As I hope you know, we welcomed our newest adventure buddy into the world last winter, and have had so much fun watching her awaken into herself this past year.  During that time we’ve been continually inspired (and humbled) by this wise little teacher of … Read More