The Challenge Is the Opportunity

Photos and the story of my first hike on the Appalachian Trail - 30 miles - 3 days

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The Quiet Songs of the Trees

Have you ever listened close enough to hear the difference in the sound of the wind blowing through a maple tree and the same wind blowing through an oak tree?

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Deep Breathing

Deep Breathing Calms the Brain.  Imagine that.

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Self Judgement

One of the hardest challenges of my life is the continuation of self judgement I have of myself.  I want to do my absolute best at everything I do.  I want to give everything I have to everything I am a part of.

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The Age of Awe

Let's share this age of awe together and share what we love and our passions and curiosities with one another and change the world.

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A little dirt never hurt

here is research on a certain microbe in the soil that acts as a natural anti-depressant.  Really, that's over simplifying it

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The Wisdom of Trees

Trees are quite possibly some of my greatest teachers.  They are kind and harsh.  Pliable and firm.  Silence and Symphony.

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Negative Emotions Are Key

Clarity of allowing anger in and spending some time looking at it.

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Five Ways Feeling Good Can Be Bad For Us

Feel it all.  Learn to understand yourself and listen.. You already have the answers.

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The San Bushmen

There is much to be learned from the San Bushmen.  

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Why Bird Watch?

I wanted to experience that every day of my life.  And, I do.

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The Creative Brain on Nature

It is redundant to say that being in Nature is good for you.  In my busy life I need reminders as to why it is important.

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Animals Have Emotions

Animals do have emotions.  

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Identifying Hawks

This is a quick article from Audobon on Identiifying Red Tailed Hawks - it's a starting point at least if you can determine whether you're looking at a Red Tail or Red Shouldered if you can figure out it is Red Tailed or not.

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A Case for Silence

In a world where busy lives and stress the the calendar it is becoming more and more important to find periods of quiet spaces to clear the clutter so you can listen to yourself truly think..

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Spider Hunters

One of my missions in mentoring is convincing people that spiders are super cool.

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The Trap of Self Improvement

"...Here’s how the trap works: Setting a goal of a better self calls forth wanting. Wanting calls forth striving. Striving calls forth judging. And judging becomes a way of life that brings a critical orientation to everything:..."

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What does your food look like?

Part of the process of growing things is getting to know our food.  Understanding how it grows, what it looks like in the many stages of its growth from seed to table.

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To find Clarity

This post could be really long as I have a lot of thoughts on Isolation and the seeking of clarity, the importance of being comfortable being alone and understanding true loneliness

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Migration Mysteries

When I was in school I learned in the winter birds fly south.  In the summer birds fly north.  This isn't exactly the case - in fact, it is really not the case at all.

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