Always Plan Ahead. It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built the Ark.

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It was a beautiful spring morning on the valley floor. The weather was warm and it seemed like a perfect day to wear shorts and get outside. Some friends, Erik and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and hike the Selenite Range to peak Kumiva Peak.  One of the many mountains on our list to climb.

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Aravaipa Canyon

One of the first extended backpacking trips I took with my husband Erik, was to Aravaipa Canyon, AZ.

It was a trip I will never forget. Full of laughter, newness and exploration. The sunsets where majestic and the 10 mile gorge was full of greens, yellows and oranges, all at different times of the day.

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It was a place I never wanted to leave. It had a mix of broadleaf riparian forest composed of cottonwood, willow, walnut, alder, and sycamore trees.

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Taking Time to Love Yourself

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“Inhale arms up, exhale press your elbows down – fingers together like glue!” Kiera started her class as she always does, with a smile and determination to encourage her students to feel the benefits of doing it correctly. “Back straight, only your breath, arms and head are moving.”

Sweat is dripping down my nose, my internal heat is rising as I shift into a deep state of moving meditation. Awwww.

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Explore Your Bliss

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There it was, the smell of exhaust from the boat’s engine permeating my nostrils. As I leaned back, swaying up and down from the current, I noticed the sun was about 15 minutes from rising. The water was warm and the air was cool. I tightly gripped the rubber handle and pressed my back foot down on the ski as the butterflies began to fluttered in my stomach. This was my bliss each time I uttered the words “HIT IT!”

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