When I was 10 my dad took me up Grays Peak and I threw a fit and refused to hike... Oh how times have changed 😂
I am so thankful my dad shared his love for the mountains with me and pushed me to go outside even when I thought it was lame. Thanks for crushing mountains with me, Dad!
A glorious #summitsunday
with Father Flink on top of Culebra Peak and an amazing way to finish the Sangre 14ers!
I’ve been having fun drawing on hats this summer! #artforyourhead
Still a few left at Mountain Mamas in Stanley this weekend!
At the end of the day, tilling your plot matters most. Yesterday, I did something that finally made me feel like I was doing good work, and that feeling really makes it all worth it. Do more of what you LOVE.
We went exploring in the woods today to keep away from the hot sun.
It’s always a good time in the Badlands.
On tired days or when the odds are stacked against me, I think of my daughter Ellie. She inspires me to keep pushing forward because I’m doing what I love and there’s a piece of me that wants to show her that beauty and happiness is in us all, especially in her, the more that we learn to be ourselves and to shine. I love helping people love themselves and believe in themselves and my prayer is that my example will teach Ellie to have deep, deep unshakable confidence in her life as she grows. ⠀
I have always been a "go getter," but I haven't always believed in myself and known how to push the self-doubt aside and chase my dreams with total abandon. For years I kept getting in my own way with self-sabotage, body image issues and emotional eating. And then I got sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired.⠀
I made a decision.⠀
I changed my values. ⠀
I trained my thoughts.⠀
I cut out toxic influences.⠀
I got obsessed with kindness and happiness.⠀
I celebrated my body for what it was instead of what it wasn't. ⠀
I believed I could change.⠀
And I did change. Miraculously so. ⠀
You can too. I am confident of it, because if I can do this, you can too. But you need to be willing. You need to want to change.You need to believe that you can be free from any toxic habits that keep you from feeling your best in life. You need to be willing to ask for help, and then to take the action to get the help. The best thing I ever did for myself in life was do that: seek help and then take action. So, if you struggle with your image in the mirror, or if you feel like you’re constantly itching within your own skin, pulling at your clothes or wishing you were a different size, shape or body type than you are, then you need to stop everything you’re doing and jump into The College of Confidence for the month of July 2018. Our entire month of coaching is dedicated to body confidence and how to eat to feel more alive, lean and healthy in your skin. DM me for more info.⠀
Who inspires you to keep pushing forward when you are feeling tired? How do your children inspire you to be a better version of you?⠀
📌 O’Fallon Park Upper Loop| @evergreencolorado
🗻3.6 Miles round trip 🍺 @landlockedales
Grenade Jumper New England Indian Pale Ale 7.5% ABV
Guys, we need to have a serious conversation. First off, it’s been way too hot here in the city for me to even remotely want to do anything outdoors. The only salvation I have is my early morning hikes from this heat. Thankfully this tail was simple and lightly traveled. Although today, I would have gladly have taken some more company due to bear 🐻activity in those parts recently.
However, even if a bear did come along, you can almost guarantee that where I would have cracked open that beer and offered the bear some, that we would have been instant best friends. Yes, the Grenade Jumper NE IPA is a tasty treat that has a flavor that has you begging for more. Not a very bitter after taste but certainly has a smooth finish and a hazy look to it that makes even Jimmy Hendricks Purple Haze look like Barney.
All in all I will be having this brew again in the future 7/10
This week The Lord really has been challenging my heart in simple obedience. I feel so grateful for how far He has brought me in such a short amount of time, but He’s challenging me to go deeper. To truly trust Him and obey. Refining myself to be so faithful in the little things, and to obey when He calls me into something. Even the things that don’t make sense at the time.
I see so much of my life in hindsight and see this simple obedience where The Father was doing just that... refining me in every area.
How cool is it that He picks me to work in and through? I feel extremely grateful, darn near to tears, that He chooses ME.
Simple obedience. 🖤
Pop Pop hates getting his picture taken 🤷🏻♂️
views that never get old...
Bought a drone... took it for a test run. Took photo of said drone. 😂😂
my heart has always been rooted in my relationship to nature. when I look back at my growth as an artist, my times of frustration and creative lows happen when I’m not outside // moving to Colorado opened my artist-self beyond my wildest imagination and with every new adventure & landscape, this relationship continues to teach & inspire me. #thenatureofwork
sketchbook: kroenke lake. collegiate peaks wilderness - san isabel national forest
#tradeschool #startoutside #sheexplores #colorado #createadventure
From the back of the lens to the front 👀
“K2 lookin’ like a SNACK!” - @yames0n
🏔 (it wasn’t a snack, it was more like a small entree with complex flavors and class 4 sprinkles) 📸 @upinthinair
This plant I found is just beaming with life. Looks like it’s veins are filled with light