Resilience

Nearly 3 months ago my life almost ended. It was a moment I could neither predict or correct, but that singular moment changed the trajectory of my life. Some days I look back in anger on the [...]

To Strive Together

There she was! Finally! After recklessly bombing down from 13,000 feet back to 9,000 feet, I was closing in on the 3rd place woman. I was in 4th place with a half mile to go and wanted that spot [...]

Assaulted on the Run

A few months ago, I was put in a dangerous situation that rocked my sense of security to the core. I was outside by myself when a car drove by and a man yelled at me as it whizzed by. As a woman, [...]

The Change We Cannot See

I’ve long said that a change in perspective can do more for my mood and gratitude than any material object. I go to the woods to shift perspective often. Sometimes, I’m feeling bogged down by [...]

A Woman’s Place

This January, my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to a town without a stoplight.  But this isn’t your typical city-hater, middle finger to corporate America story. As a woman who “did it [...]

Enough

Sometime this fall I hit rock-bottom. I was scraping the barrel of fitness on a sunny weekend trail run, with my heart gurgle-beating in my chest like it had sprung a leak from trying so hard. My [...]

Return to the Mountains

I understand now that I am not a mess, but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say “for the same reason I laugh so often [...]

Force of Nature

Sponsored by REI Co-op. Unstoppable, persistent, strong, and undeniable. These are the words I think of when I hear the phrase “force of nature.” I envision a powerful current of water ripping [...]