Have you ever hiked? Put on a backpack, doused yourself with bug spray, and ventured out into the wilderness? And by wilderness, I'm not talking uncharted territory here - just nature and a fairly-well-marked trail. Just you and nature; no companion but yourself. If you see another person on the trail you are, however, reassured … Continue reading 17 Reasons Why Hiking = Life
About a year ago I made two entries in my journal related to where I wanted to be one year in the future – physically, occupationally, spiritually. I recently re-read those entries and this post is about the first one, written in early May 2017. I had just completed the biggest academic achievement of my … Continue reading Tiny Steps Count, Too
Recently, I listened to a podcast episode where the hostess discussed living one’s life from a place of love, rather than from a place of fear. This idea really resonated with me. In fact, it was quite a revelation to me. I began to consider my life and how I’ve approached new, let’s just call … Continue reading Fear or Love? You Must Choose
Maybe you’ve reached a place in life and you find yourself on a journey, or a path, or a quest. Whatever you name it, you’re looking for something. No worries; it happens to many of us as we mature (some accuse us of aging, but let’s call it maturing, or gathering wisdom!).
I began studying therapeutic recreation (TR) in the summer of 2013 at the age of 44 – I wasn’t quite sure why at the time, but I was intrigued by the possibility of doing something different one day. At first I was curious how TR could be practiced in working with older folks and I … Continue reading Creating InnerVision
Oh, that line takes me back to one of Wham’s last hits together – who can name that song? But I digress… this post is about New Year’s Resolutions! Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of them; we have all heard that true success by way of resolution is hard to come by. But, some … Continue reading If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right
I don't know about you, but I'm a bit tired of well-intentioned social media posts and sites telling me, and listing for me, all the ways my life can be better and what I can to do make it so. You know you've seen them - they're called "listicles" (yes, they've named them!), articles that … Continue reading Why Wellness Coaching?