On Hiking as a Moving Meditation

“Let the body do what the body is capable of doing.” Wim Hof repeats this several times throughout his guided breathing exercise. Let the body do what the body is capable of doing. Stop fighting. Stop thinking. Stop resisting. Let the body take over, and simply do. Adriene Mishler, of Yoga with Adriene, says itContinue reading “On Hiking as a Moving Meditation”

The Hiking Itch & My Favorite Local Trails

It is 60 and sunny today and I have that hiking itch. That itch to be outside, breathe in fresh air among the trees and hear the birds. When I hiked my first high peak last year, I knew it wouldn’t be my last. I just needed some distance from the experience before I couldContinue reading “The Hiking Itch & My Favorite Local Trails”

On Cannabis and Anxiety and Hiking

When I first began smoking cannabis, I was looking only for an escape from the pressing anxiety and dissatisfaction I felt. I assumed this feeling was my responsibility, my fault, and if I only tried a little harder, worked a little more, coped a little better, it would go away. Spoiler alert: it did not.Continue reading “On Cannabis and Anxiety and Hiking”