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  • Mountain Mantra 12

    June 9, 2020 by

    My Perspective Will Create My Perception Nature is a fabulous teacher: Sometimes all it takes is a different perspective to see the world in a new way. Often we see the world only through our own lenses, not paying much… Read more

  • A Different Perspective

    June 2, 2020 by

    Trying something new Before I moved to Canada and before I felt the freedom of standing on a mountain top, I was convinced that my love for the ocean and surfing would make me choose to live in parts of… Read more

  • Types of Self-Care

    May 26, 2020 by

    What have you done for yourself lately? A couple months ago it was easier to follow a daily routine of exercise and movement. We were privileged to have access to centers, outdoor spaces and fitness classes by the abundance. There… Read more

  • I’m fine thanks.

    May 12, 2020 by

    What I really mean is… Even though it looks like I’m in a pretty good spot, looking at mountains and dreaming of future trips, I secretly wish my “old life” back. What I mean with that is the time before… Read more

  • Mountain Mantra 11

    May 1, 2020 by

    To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow I like this quote a lot because it’s simple and true: When I put the seeds into the soil, they will grow into what they were meant to be. Surely, I… Read more

  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

    April 4, 2020 by

    Now is the time to plant some seeds for new adventures I was convinced that I would build up more strength and endurance throughout the summer and would be in top shape for my tracking adventure in Nepal in November… Read more

  • Hiking Boots to Work

    April 1, 2020 by

    I’m wearing my hiking boots to work today…. thinking about all the peaks and trails my hiking buddies and I have been on and how much fun we had.In my mind I’m planning on sumiting Yak Peak recognizing how much… Read more

  • Social-Distancing

    March 17, 2020 by

    How COVID-19 forces us to think about our habits and patterns The rapid spread of a virus has changed our world forever. Within weeks schools, child cares, cafes, bars, gyms, fitness-studios and ski resorts are closes. People who can work… Read more

  • Mountain Mantra 9

    February 26, 2020 by

    My strength is greater than any struggle. Sometimes it feels like things will never completely change. Too often I want immediate and fast results. Whereas major changes, especially in my own thought patterns and behavior, take a lot of time… Read more

  • Mountain Mantra 8

    February 18, 2020 by

    I honor my path. Each of us has come a long way through darkness and light, struggle and ease, discomfort and comfort, restlessness and contentment. Every journey is different and yet so similar. Sometimes I tend to forget to acknowledge… Read more

  • Out and About in Winter Conditions

    January 15, 2020 by

    Essential Advice for Snowshoeing Finally winter is full on and it is snowing heavily here in Vancouver and in the Coastal Mountains! I find it absolutely delightful to be outside in those conditions; there is such peacefulness to being in… Read more

  • This is Mariam Ktiri

    January 4, 2020 by

    She completed the Seven Summit Challenge within a year Mariam is an incredibly inspiring mountaineer who completed the famous Seven Summit Challenge in record breaking time between May 2018 and May 2019. Only a very few adventurer accomplish this goal… Read more

  • Winter Wonderland

    December 29, 2019 by

    Finally the snow started falling in our local mountains and we were lucky to have a bluebird day in between. Since there were so many avalanche warnings out for the Costal Mountains, we decided to play it safe and stay… Read more

  • Mountain Mantra 5

    December 23, 2019 by

    I can choose positive thoughts. I understand the power of my self-talk and choose to select thoughts that are uplifting and positive. Christmas season is a tough time of the year for me and a lot of other people as… Read more

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