Family Hiking in the Sunshine

I surrounded myself with nature this morning. Red, oranges, and yellows mixed in with browns and greens greeted me along every step of the way at Spruce Woods Provincial Park. The sun was shining bright and it was a gorgeous fall day. My family and I ventured out for a hike through Spirit Sands and … Continue reading Family Hiking in the Sunshine

Hunt Lake Redemption

My previous time on Hunt Lake trail did not go well due to physical and mental overexertion. I had two anxiety attacks that resulted in me ripping my backpack off in the middle of the backcountry and hyperventilating. It was terrifying. My friend joined me for her first time on Hunt Lake and I took … Continue reading Hunt Lake Redemption

Soulful Solo Hike

I ventured into the wide open wilderness on Mantario trail. Mantario is boasted as one of the most challenging trails in Manitoba and winds through constant ups and downs over granite rock, boggy forests, dense bushes, fallen trees, and creek crossings. My confidence was strong and I felt courageous, brave, and capable. I was motivated … Continue reading Soulful Solo Hike

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

My alarm clock sang to me at 5:30 this morning and my husband, daughter, two dogs, and I left shortly after 6:00 to spend the morning on a trail. Over the last couple of days we chatted about which trail to hike and tossed around ideas of where to go. There are so many trails … Continue reading “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

The feeling of nothing

I woke up this morning feeling nothing and feeling done. I wanted to stay in bed and I pushed it until the very last minute as I tend to do when I wake up feeling empty. I went to bed early last night at 7pm and my eyes closed well before my husband was done … Continue reading The feeling of nothing

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

Goodbye Stress, Hello Sunshine 

Just as I predicted, the stress of the move to our new home has subsided. This morning I sat at my dining room table and sipped coffee and read the news, immersed in the abundance of natural light flowing into my home. Sunlight is pretty darn spectacular and I was blessed with it all weekend, … Continue reading Goodbye Stress, Hello Sunshine¬†