Can I really call myself a runner? (and how I found my mantra)

My love of running began several years ago when I finally found the right stride and strike that worked for my body. Everything changed that year, and running was no longer something that brought me pain and shame, but something that brought me freedom and opportunity. The freedom to get out on an open road, …

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A Workshop for the Soul: Making Wreaths and Spreading Kindness

We are lucky to live in an area that has an incredible community of small businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives who share a passion for what they do. They also lift up others in the community, with compassion and generosity. And it’s definitely the season for it.  When Marryn of The Farmhouse Flower Farm posted an …

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Emergency preparation for EVERY hike

Being a 911 dispatcher gives a raw view on life, as we are presented with every kind of unexpected and terrifying situation a person can find themselves in.  One of the more common calls we get, especially in the Pacific Northwest which is abundant in extraordinary mountainous terrain, is for Search and Rescue. Sometimes its young hikers who are …

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