I recently separated from my romantic partner. Times are changing. I’m going to be focusing on self love - I WILL continue to do what I love. The mountains are there and Mother Nature is the strongest, most consistent source of brutally honest love and I’ll throw myself to her. I’ll learn. I’ll redefine myself and emerge stronger and more passionate than ever. Always grow. Always be honest. Always love...
I’m okay. She’s okay.
I’m sure we will both grow from this.
When you go through some extreme emotional experiences, It’s even more important to provide yourself with nature therapy.
“Experience opens us, creates a chasm in our hearts and expansion in our lungs, allowing us to pull in fresh air to all that was stagnant. We breathe deeply, and remember fear for what it is: a resistance to the unknown.” - Terry Tempest Williams
Voraciously reading everything I can get my hands on by Terry Tempest Williams, author, activist, and naturalist.
Remembering last year's feelings of stagnation alongside a fear - a resistance - to change. Reflecting on the expected and unexpected paths and passions that I've experienced since leaning into that uncomfortable fear.
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge outside Quartzsite AZ off of Hwy 95 on Palm Canyon Road.
Super pleased with this spot. A spectacular boondocking location with great views of the Sonoran Desert 🌵. The location is known for the native Palm trees 🌴 that grow up the canyon walls in the mouth of the mountain. A short .5 mile hike from the parking lot brings you there.
Heaps of incredibly level spots to camp. Large enough for the biggest of rigs (we are 58’). Clean ✅ Access ✅ Quiet ✅
"Do not be afraid to walk the path that you must go just because you cannot see the end. The path becomes clearer as you continue to go on."
Exploring those northern Arizona Slots with @wheretoexplorenext
My weekly hike didn’t go as expected- life had a different plan. Before leaving the drive, a half-full cup of coffee spilled onto my coat. Someone had tossed it in our trash can, and when I was adjusting it this morning, the whole thing splashed. Not 5 minutes later, my shoulder and neck locked up. This happens to me every few months but the pain never gets easier. I know I need to rest today, so I simply took a couple pictures of the sun coming through the trees. FTR, the last pic was taken a few weeks ago in a fragrance garden. Keep on, people. Even if your day started as rough as mine, it will get better. For me, time to ice/heat and medicate. 🌲🤕☕️ #naturetherapy#neckpain#coffeespill
Sweet Willow - we are going to show you how beautiful a simple adventure is. The best medicine is free, full of trees, cactus, mountains, epic views, clear pools to jump in and mysterious places to explore!
🍂Good morning from the Soo🍂
The silence by the lake here always has such a sweetness to it. Maybe it is extra amazing because it always comes after the hustle & bustle of packing up. I tend to not be the outmost organized human from day to day. And packing/transition times seem to be organizing & sorting times - it feels great to get done but can be mentally draining (for me anyways!).
A little crispy forest bathing this morning to clear the mental pathways and stretch the box-hauling, car-sitting bodies was just what the doctor ordered 💛
i knew it was coming.
i felt the buildup.
i felt myself slowly sinking into the feelings of loss. and now, here i am.
i miss my people. my rock solid forever embedded in my heart true love people.
i so feel the pain of their physical absence, and i am sitting in the sadness.
i know we will always be friends. i know our relationship will withstand any tests of time or circumstance. i know i carry them with me. i know this is where i need to be right now - away, on my own, pursuing this path.
i know i will be okay.
but right now, i miss them. this feeling is demanding to be felt, and i am letting it say what it needs to say.
i am letting the tears fall, letting the sadness show up and stay as long as it needs to in order to feel heard.
i know its just another form of love.
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Photo @Chrisburkard. Spreading over 11,000 square kilometers (4,200 square miles), Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in Canada. 27 miles south of the small town of Jasper, Maligne Lake (pictured here) is the crown jewel of the Canadian landscape. It is a great place to take a boat trip, or enjoy some of the local hikes. While admiring the landscape, keep an eye out for grizzly and black bear, mule deer, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, and even wolves, which all frequent the lake’s shore in the Summer season. Catching this lake in the early morning or evening, when the mountains are lit up in gold is a must do for any visit to the Canadian Rockies.