Monthly Archives: July 2013
Chicory and Queen Ann’s Lace
My heart flutters. Illinois roadside chicory and queen Ann’s lace Revive feelings of childhood walks along an Ohio bikepath. Gratitude swells for wise parents who created space for Spirit to speak to me. My twelve year old self regularly walked with my brother the two miles home from the Dayton Museum of Natural History along …
Crossing the mighty O-hi-o River.
Walk into Your Dream Today I am grateful for having two choices for joyously prosperous occupations this Fall. I am blessed. I found out that I’ve been offered a short seasonal position at Yellowstone Park immediately after my three-week walk in the Continental Divide Trail in Wyoming. I had already agreed to house-sit in Montebello, …
Yesterday I found the eastern terminus of The Palmetto Trail in South Carolina. I was reminded of my first steps on the Appalachian Trail a dozen years ago. There was that same rush of enthusiasm, a palpable pull to walk forth! Do you think of walking the Appalachian Trail? Locate the nearest trailhead along its …
I Want to Walk the Appalachian Trail. Now What?
This week, two fabulous, successful people in my life said, “I want to walk the Appalachian Trail.” Into my head flash the radiant feelings of thanksgiving and amazing accomplishment that I felt when I stood on Springer Mountain to complete my own 2,000 mile walk six years ago. Along with it wash in the memories …
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Dining Out: “Last Day” Food
On the last day before resupply on a backpacking trip, I get creative with the odds and ends of food left in my bag. How about the last of the almond butter mixed with maple syrup, nuts, and the last six crackers crushed up? Yum! Works for me!
My Life is a Satori Game!
So many changes are happening during this transition to Nomadic Lifestyle! I’m grateful for having the words from Satori pop into my head: “This is a healing dance.” “I refuse to invest any more energy in my own story.” “I love myself being in my feelings about this” Etc. Seems like my life is a …
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Stepping into a Dream
This is my favorite view in my Ridgerunning Section on the Appalachian Trail. I’ve been by this spot over a dozen times now in my four seasons of working here. Today, I’m recalling the first time I snapped a photo of the vista. My dream of walking in service to others was new then! How …