Category Archives: Inspiration

Memorial Day: Great Memories of Spring…Skiing!

Red Mountain 3 ski tracks

It’s been quite a year. Since August, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in online classes and a teaching internship to complete my public school teaching license for English. It was honestly the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I thought grieving two family members passing away from cancer was… Read On

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Embracing Slow

Ankle Brace

I’ve written a lot about injuries on this blog. It seems I’ve been quite prone to them since cancer hit my family in 2009. Our society is pretty fast-paced these days, faster than ever before. Information travels at light-speed along the interwebs, and there are more and more avenues to… Read On

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Committing to Celibacy (and art!)

Selfie in the Black Canyon park

Ok, it’s probably not the topic you expected to read on The SpokenCoast Project, but this project is all about inspiring hope, right? Right?? What’s hopeful about celibacy? Becoming closer to “god” if there is one, or whatever your spiritual beliefs may/may not be? No risk of pregnancy or STDs?… Read On

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Grief: 3 years on

Gimp boot photo

When two significant people in your life have death anniversaries 6 weeks apart, odds are pretty good you’ll get emotionally walloped in any given year. Last year was my mom’s one-year death anniversary, so I was pretty wrecked in January 2013. This year, I prepared for mom’s day, and instead… Read On

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Product Review: 22 Designs Vice Telemark Binding on Fischer Koa 88 Skis

Fischer Koa 88 Skis

Like other gadgetry, skis and bindings seem to make great leaps in technology year-over-year. After 12 years on the same Atomic Kailas and Black Diamond bindings for my backcountry setup, I thought I’d explore what’s new. My goal: powder and backcountry setup with higher performance, but not crushing weight. Despite… Read On

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Sabbatical Sites Round-Up

For weeks I’ve been planning to write about some of the amazing places I’ve visited, but then my fingers seems to keep missing the keyboard, landed on rock holds instead. I’ll do a shortened round-up of sites, for all those challenged by such busy lives. I dedicate this post to… Read On

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City Vs. Country, Part 3

Mt. Wrightson

A few days back, I finished cooking all the scrumptious food given to me by some generous farmer’s market folks from the Ridgway, CO market. Everything was cooked on the coals of the fire, and tasty beyond belief! Although my time in Montrose has been riddled with negative experiences, I… Read On

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On Sabbatical

Monument Valley

(Reprinted from The Joy Center blog, third in a series of Letting Go.) Back last Autumn, my first yoga teacher and I had a wonderful discussion about teaching, theĀ ins & outs of it, the self-care needed, etc. At that time, she explained why she needed to take 2-6 weeks for… Read On

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City vs Country, Part 1

Moving to Montrose has been interesting. I wasn’t sure I’d be staying for long, but after the Denali trip fell apart, it turns out I’ll stay for sure til next summer, when I hope to get back on the road for The SpokenCoast Project again. Meanwhile, I’m adjusting to life… Read On

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Partnering For Success – Hummingbird Honeys Creative Support Group

Since my mom passed away, it’s been pretty tough to get back on track with editing the content for The SpokenCoast Project. I didn’t expect her passing to derail me from the project so severely. Honestly, I often have moments where I wonder if I’ll ever finish it at all.… Read On

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