A Soul-Reviving Solo Adventure

Riding Mountain National Park is a place that feels like home away from home for me and I always feel wrapped in the warmth of Mother Nature's arms. I seek good vibes and I do a lot of work to cultivate it around me. My self-care sometimes calls for a little soul-reviving action and that … Continue reading A Soul-Reviving Solo Adventure

My Day of Solo Hiking

I have been mentally exhausted constantly and with gearing up to hopefully lead outdoor events again soon, I was also in need of professional development. What better way to get everything I need than to wander through the woods! Spending time in nature always helps me with refocusing. With a much longed for and needed … Continue reading My Day of Solo Hiking

When things don’t go well with group hiking

I read a blog post written by someone who had been left alone on a hiking trip during a lightning storm. It struck a cord with me and I could feel the fear that the writer was experiencing. She was hiking with a group to summit Mount Whitney, which towers 14,494 feet above sea level. … Continue reading When things don’t go well with group hiking

Why I moved from a 45L to 70L as my main hiking pack

I am fascinated by all of the different choices of gear on the market and I enjoy reading reviews and learning about gear. I can talk for hours with employees at outdoors stores. I want to know about the latest and greatest market trends, the tried and true products that have stood the test of … Continue reading Why I moved from a 45L to 70L as my main hiking pack

Ssssscary Phobiasssss and Fearsssss

The plans for my Appalachian Trail section hike are coming together nicely. My group met last week and we talked about gear, weather, food, and mapped out our nightly stops. Our hotel for the night before our hike begins has also been booked. In addition to logistics and gear, we also discussed fears and phobias … Continue reading Ssssscary Phobiasssss and Fearsssss

Hiking and Camping Gear is an Investment into Postive Mental Health

I spent Saturday morning hiking at McGillivray Falls in the Whiteshell area of Manitoba with my friend who I will section hike the Appalachian Trail with. I went to McGillivray once before, at the beginning of the winter with my daughter for lunch and hiked to a spot 10 minutes in from the trail head. … Continue reading Hiking and Camping Gear is an Investment into Postive Mental Health

One foot in front of the other

Today I am two years sober from alcohol. My life feels natural and authentic without alcohol. Upon reaching my first year of sobriety I felt relieved that I had made it to my first year. The second year feels like this is my new normal. I have crafted a life free from alcohol that I … Continue reading One foot in front of the other

Sharing my Passion for Hiking and Camping

My family and I have hiked and cycled to Lake Kinosao in Riding Mountain National Park countless times. We usually spend a few hours at the lake and have a meal. Last year after a stop for lunch, we carried on to Cowan Lake for our first overnight hike as a family. The most important … Continue reading Sharing my Passion for Hiking and Camping

Conquered Mud Hero 2017

My muscles had a crazy workout yesterday that they rarely ever see. In the traditional sense I don't really exercise. Some days I think I would like to but most days I don't really think about exercise other than trying to get my steps in on Fitbit, a leisurely bike ride, and maybe a yoga … Continue reading Conquered Mud Hero 2017