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”

A Different Kind of Business Goals

If we’re being frank, money has been a source of stress for most of my adult life. Even after the stereotypical broke college kid phase (I once paid for a $4 smoothie entirely in quarters), I didn’t come into a windfall when I started working. (In hindsight, all of my professors saying no one getsContinue reading “A Different Kind of Business Goals”

A Meditation by Any Other Name…

Meditation is the art of doing nothing. I started meditating because I have a lazy streak. Left to my own devices, I don’t want to do anything. Unchecked, this leads to hours of aimless phone scrolling and frustratingly unproductive days. But with meditation, I have a structured way to sit and do nothing for aContinue reading “A Meditation by Any Other Name…”

Reflection on a Challenging Meditation

Alright let’s be blunt for a moment. Meditation is hard. When I talk about meditating, people’s responses tend to fall into 2 categories: That’s awesome for you, but I could never do that I should try that (implied: but I won’t) Look, I get it. I’ve already professed my distaste for doing hard things. WhenContinue reading “Reflection on a Challenging Meditation”

Reflections 1 Year After Leaving My Office Job

Today is the one-year anniversary of leaving my 9-5 office job. And what a year it’s been. For four years, starting a week after I graduated, I worked at a marketing and PR agency. If you had asked me in January 2020 if I expected to leave my job, I would have said no, butContinue reading “Reflections 1 Year After Leaving My Office Job”

A Recipe for Turkey and Bean Soup

Just like mom used to make! Ingredients 2 turkey burgers 1 1/2 white onions 1/2 bushel of kale 1 can of white (cannelini) beans Juice from 2 lemons Chicken stock Salt, pepper, oregano, sage, thyme At the Store Browse the meat aisle and see what’s reduced for quick sale. An open mind goes a longContinue reading “A Recipe for Turkey and Bean Soup”

The Spring Cleaning Bug & Developing a Sense of Style

I am trying to develop a better sense of style. After I left the agency last year, what I wore become decidedly less important. I was no longer hopping on Zoom calls during the day, and I was also balancing house renovations at the property, so leggings and a sweatshirt became the uniform. I wasContinue reading “The Spring Cleaning Bug & Developing a Sense of Style”

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”