Into the forest I go…

To lose my mind and find my soul. ~ John Muir It’s been a little while since I’ve been in your inbox, so thank you for opening and reading this message today. I have to say that this time of quiet reflection and contemplation has been extraordinary. It started in late...

The Singletrack

I recently ran my first 8-mile trail race. This is something I’ve been talking about doing since February. What’s been stopping me? It’s hard! Especially in Santa Barbara, where almost all of our trails lead straight up. So I was pleasantly surprised to find the...

A Good Book for Troubled Times

In troubled times, I’m sometimes unsure of what to do. Obsess over the news seems to be my first course of action. Hungry for details. Answers. Then comes social media (mostly Instagram). I can see how others are processing and my feeds are filtered so much to...

An Irrational Lesson on Keeping Your Options Open

I have been engrossed in Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions. I’m enjoying learning how human beings behave when it makes absolutely no logical sense to behave that way. My favorite nugget so far has given me a powerful...