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Life. It’s stressful and exhausting, and it demands away time, in nature.

Life. It’s stressful and exhausting, and it demands away time, in nature. Plus its proven, scientifically, it helps our minds and bodies! Finding time to cook, clean, run errands and your work (shout out to the side hustlers working full time and building a business). Add to that finding time for yourself each week? Ya...that is sooooo not going to happen. Even if you could find the time, the price of gear is hella expensive. Tack on fuel, entry fees, campsite fees, food, and all of the prep time? It’s simply not something that most people can afford. I hear ya. It is tough! But those things? Those aren’t the real reasons you’re still inside. I can hear you saying,...

5 Accessible Steps Towards a Zero Waste Lifestyle

Be better, not perfect, make one change tomorrow not all of them! I watched a video recently about the amount of plastic in the ocean, how the fish are eating it and then how we are eating the fish. I felt both distraught at the state of our environment, uncomfortable with the idea of eating fish with plastic in them but more wondering how people could use that much plastic! Then, I walked into my kitchen cupboard where we keep the recycling and I saw all of the plastic just sitting there, waiting to cause more damage. And I felt like a fraud. I mean - I run an ecologically responsible business, focusing on lessening our ecological footprint and I’m...

The moment you panic because you realize you’re alone

The moment you panic because you realize you’re alone. And then the moment right afterward, when you feel alive. *Ping* Your Facebook is talking to you. And there goes Netflix and Email...and Instagram. And Snapchat. And Candy Crush?! I thought I deleted that. We do everything we can to distract ourselves from potential loneliness or boredom.  We make ourselves always busy and push the quiet aside. When we are around others, we stuff it into our purse or closet to hide from it, because loneliness and Depression are simply things we don’t talk about. Still! Depression sucks, and is a real danger. I don’t want to minimize that, but there is a value in loneliness and the ability to be...

When you need to go outside but JUST can’t!

Yesterday, I was pissed. I hated everything, and I had a bit of meltdown about it, to be honest. To start, I’ll say that it should have been the BEST day for me, yesterday. Some might say that I have an unnatural love for snowstorms. I wait all Summer and Fall for my favorite season to start again, while many of my friends dread it. My family does not understand me, but the snow is amazing. It’s just so magical and exciting - like a winter wonderland - with the glistening everything, everywhere. I LOVE IT! And yesterday was our first big snowstorm of the season, so I should have been outside frolicking and getting all of the benefits that...