93 Days ’til June Tenth

March 8, 2018

For Wild Wind Journey Day, on June 10th in Atlanta, Barbara’s mission is to learn the alluring drum rhythm of her song Wild Wind and have a chime that rings at just the right time in Perfect Love. I want to make sure that she feels the part as my Forgiveness Walks muse, contributing the five transformative songs of Walk for a Singing Heart which will guide us through our afternoon’s exploration into courage. In Wild Wind Journey Day, Barbara and I will entice you to invoke something fulfilling that you’re dreaming of doing. Through Nature, color, song, and supportive emotional clearing, we will entice you to step boldly into your Wild Wind.

Wild Wind
miracle and mystery
spinner of history – yours and mine

Wild Wind
calling us to journey
turning us outside in

Wild Wind
calls me to be braver
safer than I’ve ever been before

Save the date! June 10th in Atlanta
Take a look at Walk for a Singing Heart

Join me and Barbara for Wild Wind Journey Day




March 7, 2018

Designing this summer’s journey has been a roller coaster ride! Several itineraries have taken the stage, been proposed, envisioned, and evaluated. I sadly let go of my Ridgerunning job for this summer, replacing it with a progression of family visits and long distance walking. Now, yet another version calls! It evokes my allegiance to family to take center stage, letting other passions wait in the wings for another season.

My mom needs assistance!

So, I’m now looking at spending my summer with her in Ohio!

She’s been living on her own happily and safely at home, hiring part-time helpers and frequently welcoming family visitors. She rented a beautiful house in Florida for a month, providing weeklong vacations for four of my siblings.

Now, that’s not enough. It’s time for more consistent companionship!

It took some courage on my part to step up to organize a spontaneous conference call with my 8 siblings to talk about the situation.  I soon realized that was an old S.T.O.R.Y.  I found out that we are all concerned and dedicated to supporting her having a workable living arrangement ASAP and that my organizing is appreciated.

I still have Forgiveness Walks on my calendar, including a fun and exhilarating rendition of Wild Wind Journey Day in Atlanta on June 10. I’m heartily excited to meet up with Barbara to sing her songs that our courage to step into our own “Wild Wind”. I’m also excited to be complementing Barbara’s songs with the three meditative exercises of my Walk for a Singing Heart to support us stepping into that Wild Wind with our physical senses engaged, our nonphysical energy centers awakened, and our connections with our Higher Self embraced.

Did you save the date, June 10th?

If you’re interested in Wild Wind Journey Day, even if you can’t make it to Atlanta, or can’t make it that day, please click this link and indicate your interest in Wild Wind Journey Day 

Or, just hit reply and start an email chat!  What’s happening in your heart’s journey this week?

In joy,





Stepping into Wild Wind

February 25, 2018

I just got off the phone with Barbara, my Forgiveness Walks muse! We’re planning a dynamic and exhilarating event and YOU’RE INVITED!  We’re doing a reprise of Wild Wind Songfest that was so much fun a couple of years ago! Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 10 in the Atlanta area and join us for Wild Wind Journey Day!  

Barbara encouraged me to change the title to something that emphasizes that this event is truly a journey into our hearts, way more than singing songs. It’s an in-person version of my Walk for a Singing Heart which I offer as an audio program supported by phone calls during your walk.

The details will unfold, but I wanted you to know with time to save the date!  Here’s the link for a longer description of the event, previews of the songs and meditation activities, and a link to a form for you to sign up to receive a formal invitation!


Imagining you there swells my heart with joy!




I Made My Choice!

February 20, 2018

This was one of the hardest choices I’ve made in a while! I have loved my ridgerunning job, fulfilling 7 seasons in two different sections of Virginia. I remember one day on the job halting suddenly in a grove of red spruce on the slope of Bluff Mountain saying, “I’ve done it! I’m earning my living hiking!”  At the end of that season, I climbed up to a favorite outcrop on Spy Rock, set up my  camera with a ten-second timer and raised my arms in celebration of my season. A few weeks ago, a friend wrote asking if she could use that photo as a model for her vision of freely walking in mountains following her knee surgery.  What a perfect testimony to the power of that moment for me having walked into my vision!  Yes! Ridgerunning has been a fulfilling summer job!

Celebrate on a Mountaintop!

Ridgerunning provided the model for my logo!

And now, I’ll go back for another season, right? That would make sense, wouldn’t it?

Well, I actually chose differently! This year, some other opportunities are bubbling to the top – taking care of my grandson for two weeks, spending time with grandson number two, visiting my mom in Ohio, offering ForgivenessWalks programs and coaching, and……….walking a chunk of the Pacific Crest Trail! After all, one of the big reasons for choosing the winter seasonal job I have at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is that I would have my summers free for hiking!

So, John and I are juggling all of these things to come up with a summer itinerary that balances trips across the US in a reasonable flow.

It was sad to say no to Ridgerunning for this year!  Wish me well in my other choices!

In joy,


Walking Towards Clarity

February 7, 2018

Walking 32 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail sure is a good way to test the idea of walking for half the summer! A twenty-mile day yesterday, followed by 12 miles today reminded me that walking in Nature is my favorite way to live.

Today’s walk even included getting on a scheduled coaching call, with John contentedly waiting, and bantering about ideas afterward. “I can work on my business from the trail!” I thought.

Not only that, two women from my Facebook community wrote directly to me with their questions about the trail. “Women are seeking me out for suggestions and coaching while I’m out walking! I’m walking in service!”

I get really excited about helping women, and men too, visualize and claim their trail dreams, find ease and joy walking their trail, and ease their burdens from past suffering wherever their journey unfolds.

I’m getting keen on the idea of using this summer to expand Forgivenesswalks and walk as well!

I could offer:

  • Custom personal coaching in Atlanta, North Georgia, and southern Ohio
  • Virtual coaching by phone and internet
  • Audio versions of Walk for a Singing Heart
  • In-person Walks for a Singing Heart
  • Satori games in person and virtual

Which of these services can you

  • Use?
  • Help me with?
  • Refer to someone?

I’d love to do that!

In joy,


Stick Hat

February 6, 2018

With 10,000 miles of hiking under my feet, I am surprised when I forget something! But yesterday I did. My sunhat. What did I do?


Check out the hat I fashioned from my neck scarf and a three-pronged stick! Well, it loomed goofy, especially with the projectile poking out from my head. But, it worked! Don’t quit!

Improvise! What’s a story you have of improvising to save the day?

Forgot my hat? Improvise!

Deadline or Fruition?

February 5, 2018

“Today is the day we could celebrate making a glorious choice and having a blessingway for our summer adventure,” I said when the waking music played this morning. It is the day John heard that our Ridgerunning boss wants to know if I want the 19-week job (with John subbing for me for three weeks while I babysit my grandson.)

“But, we haven’t done that, have we?” He replied.

A full conversation ensued, which thrilled me as a sign of progress in our communication! We even talked about money, and he stayed in the conversation, and we even concluded with words instead of stormy silence. Yay!

The beliefs I notice I have about this situation are:

  • If I give up Ridgerunning I can’t go back to it.
  • I have to be earning money this summer to support myself and to feel honorable.
  • I am doubtful that I can run Forgivenesswalks profitably.
  • I doubt that John really wants to work in Forgivenesswalks.
  • Ridgerunning is a sure thing, taking the least effort to learn new things, and it’s the best financial choice.

Stepping back, I can acknowledge that none of those are facts. I can see a use for Byron Katie’s four questions about the statements being true and what turnaround could make them even more ripe with possibility or for a good session of “What if?”

I’ll report back!

Drama in Real Life


January 25, 2018

Today is my tenth anniversary of completing my thruhike of the Appalachian Trail. Yesterday, I got an anniversary message from my hiking partner that I eant to share with you, dear reader!

I added it to my 2007 Appalachian Trail Journal:


Stirring Possibilities

January 24, 2018

I’ve been playing with possibilities for my summer occupation, with an end-of – January deadline for the secure, familiar job offer. I notice how synchronous messages are helping me, waking me up, calling, supporting my choice, teasing me to choose the new, unformed creation, the entrepreneurial one.

  • My song muse wrote: “Let’s pick a date for our songfest. How about June 10th?”
  • My Ridgerunner supervisor said, “We’d love to have you…and being gone for two weeks at the end of May would not be good.”
  • I am committed to taking care of my grandson for two weeks at the end of May.
  • My women’s hiking summit coordinator said, “Time to get your workshop description in for our summit in July.”
  • My partner said, “I don’t think we’re good partners for each other” on the eve of our tenth anniversary of completing our Appalachian Trail thruhikes together and being together since.
  • Ten women said “Yes! I want to learn your technique for climbing mountains easily.
  • A hiker in the women’s group invited me to her AT thruhike group saying, “You always have good advice!”
  • A women’s group friend posted as a comment on the thread of another hiker who is struggling with a detractor, “my friend, Regina, could suggest ideas about your Inner Journey.”

As wrenching as it is, being solo removes the puzzle of creating a mutually fulfilling situation for two. I can choose for myself. On the other hand it adds more personal responsibility for logistical details, transportation, safety, cameraderie. Most of all, it dissolves the luxurious thrill of intimate co-creation and reliable companionship.

My whole being is swirling in the soup of choice! It’s an emotional hurricane!