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Mountain Living has a powerful presence on the human soul

Mountain living was a passion I couldn’t explain, but had to follow. We are hard wired to affiliate with the natural world.

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Cities in comparison are wonderful places full of excitement and energy. Today’s culture values busyness and productivity, yet it leads us to overwhelm and anxiety. Chatter in our mind from a constant list of ‘to-do’s’.

Consider, we are not ‘human thinkings’, rather ‘human beings’.

And yet there is no medication we can take to just be still.

Experiencing the grandiosity of nature let’s you live in awe. This puts back into perspective how small we are and thus how small our chattering mind is. Nature lets us be a part of a greater purpose.

So go outside, travel in nature and live in awe. Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing!

With the covid vaccine readily available, travel has become a part of our daily lives again. This summer our family traveled to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, which reignited our passion for nature and exploring. This sparked a spur of the moment trip to Zion National park in September for a half marathon through the night. I had never really had Zion on my list of places I wanted to see, but after seeing it’s beauty, I Highly recommend the adventure. Waking up at 3 am to run through the night jumping over boulders gave a definite runner’s high!

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