“You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience.”
The Yogi with the Yogini in one of our favorite poses Sirsasana. Thomas hasn’t practiced in a while, but still has a wonderful foundation from his former years of Iyengar.
On the blog- My 50th climb for my 35th birthday to Hidden Lake Lookout. I find some beauty among the smoky skies. (Link in profile)
“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” -Richard Feynman
This past week, the PNW has been up in smoke due to all the wild fires. We somehow lucked out and was able to see Mount Baker just for one night during sunset💛✨
Once upon a time, this was Tuesday morning ✨
Take A Walk With Me On The Wild Side 🌸
We are not born with a certain amount of resilience. It is a muscle and we can build it.
-- Sheryl Sandberg
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words // Rise Against
It’s been a while since I’ve written a longer caption and told you guys about where I’m at in this whole journey. Some really exciting things are happening: I’m flying to California soon to explore with @hikingwithheels
! 😍 Some not so exciting things are happening: I’m still working on finding jobs that pay me enough to cover my bills. 😅 I fully believe that the Creator responds to us when we put good energy into the universe. I fully believe that our ancestors prayed for us for thousands of years. ✨ Now, I just have to keep hustling and being my positive vibes self and everything I need will come to me. Thank you all so much for constantly encouraging me and motivating me to keep going! I hope my story encourages you to keep chasing what you love and what makes you (and the rest of the world) better than yesterday!
In the past, I have always thought that feeding others what they want, would get me what I want. But that has never worked. L i f e has taught me that standing up for my worth is the most fruitful way to get me what I want and where I want to be. When you’re feeling like a failure, remember the grenades you have crushed, the setbacks you have overcome, and the battles you have won. This journey through life is rough (I know) but still with courage, you c l i m b.
This strength you have built will take you places. Be proud of the warrior you have become. 🏹 #standtall #takenote
A room with a view with my favorite person 💫
SOUL :: There is no better medicine than a few hours in nature.
The essence of climbing mountains is a hard thing to capture with images or even words. If you’ve been in this moment-sky opening up, cold alpine air, a final push after hours and hours following headlamps in the dark on a quest for a piece of earth to stand atop...then you know. You know we don’t climb mountains for the views. The answer to why can’t be answered with simple words, because this right here is a matter of the heart.
Perseverance. Obsessed with finding foregrounds for moonrise and moonset. The moon is tricky. Even with @photopills
and a protractor and proper maps is hard to nail exactly where I plan. Fun to try either way. Any other moon photo nerds out there feel the same way ? .
Single shot Taken over flatiron in the superstitions during last month’s full moon. Excited to see what this weekend’s full moon will bring.
Getting ready for this upcoming outdoor writing retreat has me reminiscing on the first one we did in July. 15 women, all good vibes, set our intentions for the day, everyone was saged, we hiked into the woods, grounded ourselves at the top, did a cool down meditation together, and then, in honor of the full moon, journaled as a release writing down everything we wanted to let go of that no longer served us. And even wrote ourselves a thank you card for coming out that day. I sent it out to them right before the new moon as a reminder that they could and did and to think about their intentions in the next coming weeks. My only requirement: think big. 🌿✍🏽
How do you think my name is pronounced? Did you know it’s KEER-EE, and not KAI-REE? Did my Instagram handle even make sense to you? 😜 Yesterday on the drive back to Denver, we were talking about names. How a more unique name (and maybe harder to spell or pronounce) can make you more memorable to people. We talked about how this can help in job interviews and school applications. Do you have a unique name? Do you love it, hate it, or are you just ok with it? Do you feel your unique name has helped you stand out?
So many of you ask about the leggings I wear for hikes/workouts that I decided to make a blog post about it! My top 3 favorite (high waisted) leggings. Link to read is in my bio/story. 🤗
for more photos + video from our adventures. ☺️
What are the 4 things you need in life? This about sums it up for me. Grab this ultra soft tank, today, in the shop.
Swipe for full mountain goodness⛰
Welp, here goes Grad School... See ya’ll on the flip side of 2 years! 🙋🏼♀️ #okbye
🎤“When tourism is used in the right way with the right rules and the right setting, you can create a very positive impact and can create change in people”– Daniel Bustamante
What does it take to be a sustainable tourist in a beautiful country like Peru? This week we speak to Sara and Daniel Bustamante, nature-loving, eco-warriors and experts on sustainable travel. They are are the founders of @peruecoexpeditions
, a Sustainable, Ecotourism company based in Cusco, Peru that specialises in luxury, customised and sustainable expeditions. They have both enjoyed long careers in tourism in both Peru and the United States and are visionaries when it comes to the tourism industry in Peru. They want to see epic things happen to create a viable and sustainable industry well into the future
We got to know Sara and Daniel on two of Peru Eco Expedition’s epic bike and trek experiences and boy, was it good fun! We then sat down in the Amazon Cloud forest next to a gorgeous waterfall at the end of almost a week together and captured the essence of what we spent most of our trip time talking about: the importance of connecting to nature, tourism as a double-edged sword, how to be a sustainable tourist, why the Peruvian Amazon Cloud Forest is such an important and special place and what you can do to make the world a better place
📷= so many to share from this trip! For now left to right = The gorgeous Sara absorbing the beauty of Humantay Lake (sacred glacier lake); Daniel about to enjoy a delirious #zerowaste
lunch; Sara and Daniel explaining the over-tourism problem at Humantay and #machupicchu
; the beautiful lodge in the Amazon Cloud Forest where we recorded this podcast!
Find this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean or here: https://www.sustainablejungle.com/podcast/episode-25-peru-eco-expeditions/
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I've had so much going on this summer, I'm feeling all wound up 😲 Hoping to find some peace this weekend in the mountains 💭
With the laughter and splashing of friends playing in the river filling the air I quickly sketched from the river's bank. Wanting to commit this sweet time and place to memory. I lay back breathing deeply, taking it all in, observing where to place each line on my paper. The Cooked River, isn't that the best river name?!
if i hear one more photographer on insta talk about how they use Sony....