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Why I Decided to Start a Wilderness Retreat

Being in the outdoors, whether I’m backpacking by myself, or just taking a quick run in the mountains, makes me feel more alive than nearly anything else I’ve experienced in life. If I’m feeling down, overwhelmed, sad, distracted, or bad about myself, a trip to the outdoors almost always gives me a boost. I feel happier, more connected, and more confident. I trust myself out there, and I remember all…Read More

Say Yes… Even When You’re Scared

“Say yes, figure it out later. Put yourself at risk of something extraordinary happening. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do it. And if it scares you, even more reason to say yes and get after it.” -Tom Bilyeu This is a quote that I keep written on a Post-it note on my wall in my office. I look at it all the time, and it’s been a…Read More

When Your Motivation Comes in Waves

There are days when I’m on the ball. I meal prep, I get my workouts in, I drink enough water, and I get all of my work done. I have days where I’m super inspired to stick with my physical health goals, my emotional needs, and my financial aspirations. However, I also have days where I’m feeling less inspired, and my motivation follows suit. That may sound like a bad…Read More

If Mother’s Day Was Hard on You…

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and I got my dad a gift. It was a photo with the family. I had a great time with my kids, my dad, and my siblings, but it’s a day that didn’t involve my own mom, and hasn’t for a while. I know I’m not the only one who might have a hard time on Mother’s Day sometimes, so I think it’s important to remember…Read More

Sex After Divorce

When I got divorced, my new normal was difficult to navigate. I had been with the same person since I was in my late teens. Not only was I dealing with the emotional turmoil of my divorce, I ran into a whole host of other problems I didn’t anticipate. One of them was how to navigate sex after getting divorced. I felt like a little kid again, afraid to talk…Read More