The Magic Post

First published June 27, 2013 This seems perfectly relevant for today as well! Using words to reframe my limiting beliefs! I’m wishing for magic. I’m wishing for business magic. I’m wishing for successful business magic. I’m wishing for profitable successful business magic. I’m wishing for profitable successful business strategy magic. I’m wishing for profitable successful …

Oregon Coast Trail: Whale of a Day

August 25, 2019 On which we walked big miles, made a big leap in our thruhiking style, and saw some really big creatures! Adding a few more words or phrases to the words above, like in one of those grammar games, we walked something like sixteen miles, starting our day at 5 a.m. at Devil’s …

Oregon Coast Trail: Stamina

August 24, 2019 I awoke with gratitude for being in the quiet green spaciousness of the Cascade Head rainforest. Our choice to stop our forced march to the Sea Echo Motel in Lincoln City and sleep in this forest was a good one! This is what we needed! The stop also broke up our road …

Oregon Coast Trail: Roadwalking

August 22/23, 2019 “I’m going to call this Horrible Hill!” says John as we pace up the hill on the shoulder of US101. He must not be using Regina’s Meet the Mountains Technique, I thought. It wasn’t the elevation change bothering him, though, it was the threat of zooming trucks veering over the white line …

Oregon Coast Trail: Rain Day

August 21, 2019 7:56 Zach drops us off by boat on the Netarts Spit. We walk the beach, wondering when the forecasted rain would start. It’s overcast and raining oh so slightly. As we walk, the only ones on the beach today, my mind wanders to the rhythm of my feet. This is our eighth …

Oregon Coast Trail: Water Shuttles

August 21, 2019 “$40 cash would make that happen” I heard the voice on the phone say. John was arranging a shuttle across Netarts Bay with Zach at Big Spruce RV. This would be our third water shuttle in three days on our walk of the Oregon Coast Trail. It was 1 o’clock in the …

Thruhiker Celebrity?

“Thruhikers are celebrities!” I read that in a women’s hiking group and chuckled. I don’t feel special! I walked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia within a year’s time, so I am a thruhiker. As a thruhiker, how I know about myself is that I fulfilled my dream of being able to say, “I …

Deepening Practices

June 9, In everything I do, I strive for deepening my sensory and spiritual experience. I’m pretty sure you do too! I’ve picked up on some techniques from John Muir Laws (his real name!) through his Laws Guide to Nature Journaling. Two years ago, I launched a program at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor …

What If?

January 31, 2018 My Super Blue Blood Moon experience today filled my senses with awe and my soul with awakening! A few days ago I realized that the view I would get from my employee housing here at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park would limit my experience to just the beginning of the totality phase of …