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The Wakening of the Self


Campbell explains the call to adventure as “the awakening of the self.” If you are stagnant, you are dying. What dream have…

I kept going


For my first big rock-climbing trip I went with a friend to New Hampshire. We hired a guide from the International Mountain…

Grateful


I never thought that one day I would say I am grateful for the challenges I have endured in my life.  In…

The first time I saw Everest


For two weeks we had been steadily gaining altitude.  The lush green pastures and forests of silver fir, birch, rhododendrons and juniper…

Unrest


By the time I was in my mid thirties, I felt empty.  The dreams I had as a child were gone—vaporous fairy-tales…

Thinking Outside the Box


We have all heard the expression “thinking outside the box." But what does it mean and what is “the box”?    After…

Nature heals


When I have a challenging week, I always look to exercise, nature and gardening. My garden is a mini oasis; gardening a…
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