We are in a day and age of incredible possibility. All of the old, ordinary options still exist, but the internet has opened up so many new alternatives. Given the plethora of choices, there’s no excuse to settle for something that doesn't make you happy. Take travel, for instance. Traditionally, non-camping travelers stayed at hotels or motels. Personally, I’m not a huge Continue Reading
Do You Make This Mistake in Life?
I get odd looks at times. When I bought a thick pair of PrimaLoft gloves for cross-country skiing, I received one such look. Why would I want gloves that warm for an active, sweat producing exercise? Most people wear thin, highly breathable gloves that barely provide a windbreak. I am not most people. Continue Reading
Are You Addicted to the Good Stuff?
I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. Well, actually more than one, but right now I’m sharing one of them. I am addicted to aerobic exercise. I get high off my 30 minute morning run. My husband laughs at the energy levels I return home with. The high makes me more productive the rest of the day. I accomplish many things on days that start with a run. The Continue Reading
A Little Known Way to Happiness
Have you ever done something that was way harder than you expected? Back when my husband and I were still dating, we took a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Unlike the other Boundary Waters trips we’d taken, this one was just the two of us. It was our own private outing. The route we picked looked easy enough with only four short portages. However, it Continue Reading
Who Else Wants Balance?
“There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves” - Frank Herbert I do a number of activities that rely on balance. In rock climbing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, even riding a bike, if I am not balanced, I fall. In fact, the act of staying balanced is more than half the thrill I get out of those activities. So you would think that I should have Continue Reading