Why I Started

Don’t you think the first workday is really the official start to a new year? Before that, I’m floating in neverland. My blog started as an outlet to share my feelings about living with a chronic disease. It has transformed along with me as I learned to navigate my condition and life. Just like 2020, […]

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What Stirs Your Soul – Growing During Hard Times

When I look back, I realize that it was during the hardest times in my life that I put roots down, grew stronger, and found solid ground (even though I didn’t know it at the time). That probably doesn’t feel possible right now. It is hard to see clear when we are in the middle […]

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Best Friends – Giving Tuesday Now

Today is Giving Tuesday Now. The current pandemic is affecting everyone including homeless pets and pet shelters. I’m so thankful for the hard work that Best Friends Animal Society is doing even during this uncertain time to save them all. Giving Tuesday Now is an opportunity to support the organizations that you love most. If […]

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Sedona, Arizona – Hiking – Broken Arrow Trail

Broken Arrow is a new trail for us this year. We were hesitant to hike here because the trail runs parallel to the jeep path and we thought it would be disruptive. The jeeps didn’t bother us at all and it was fun to watch them cruising over the red rocks. The hiking distance for […]

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See Things How They Are…

This quote! It always opens my eyes. We navigate our days and interactions based on how “we are”. We make assumptions without realizing we are doing it. There’s no way we can know what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Our hard might be easy for someone else OR our hard might be […]

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One Blanket, Two Hearts

The human connection.  Traveling always offers the most interesting conversations and connections with strangers. Each encounter teaches us something and leaves an imprint. While staying at Jackson Lake Lodge, on a brisk early morning, we met Adel. One of our favorite things to do is to take the Jackson Lake Breakfast Cruise to Elk Island. We’ve learned […]

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Feminist Love

After this photoshoot, as I walked to my car, a woman stopped me and said: “You two just made my day and heart, seeing so much feminist love and support made me so happy.” Isn’t that awesome?! I had just met Laura with Laura Rae Photography that morning but we were having so much fun […]

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Till Death We Do Art

“Till Death We Do Art” – Joe Craven This quote really hit me during a dedication to Jeff Austin at the 2019 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. Jeff had recently died unexpectedly. Joe Craven spoke reminding people to share their passion saying, “Tell your story and make your art”. Life is hard. Honestly, it’s harder than […]

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Medora – North Dakota

Have you been to Medora, North Dakota? What a kick! This area is rich in history and nature but also offers unique activities for the whole family from the Pitchfork Steak Fondue Dinner to the Medora Musical. Medora is located at the entrance of Theodore Roosevelt National Park with beautiful views of the North Dakota […]

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