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Language Learner and Avid Traveler. Travel Advisor & Advocate of Wholesome Healing. Tiny Home & Minimal Living. Ghostwriter.

Why this bucket list hike is well worth every hiker's time.

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The Enchantments is easily one of the most beautiful day hikes I have completed in North America. When we began planning out this trip I had no idea the extent of the beauty and diversity this trail had to offer. Located in the middle of the Alpines Lake Wilderness with over 700 alpine lakes, the enchantments hike is a sure way of seeing so many of these beautiful sights. A heavily trafficked trail ( for good reason ) this 19–22 miles hike is located just outside of Leavenworth, Washington. Landing overnight permits for this trail via the yearly lottery is…

And how I have shifted my routine for the better

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2020 began with a new challenge set in place to thoughtfully choose, and prioritize, readings that created space at the table for useful tools to be readily applicable for practice in an everyday routine and provide opportunities for growth with significant impact. At the start of 2021, as I gathered my list of reads, I placed Automic Habits on the list but to my detriment, had not prioritized space to read it thoroughly. The arrival of August left space to squeeze in an additional small, casual, easy read. …

Adjustments you need to know in order to successfully travel in the new norm.

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For over a year now travelers have continually adjusted to cope with newly established expectations, restrictions, and requirements set forth in hopes to once again be able to enjoy new experiences and shared memories across every pocket of this great big world. Whether traveling for business or leisure, going the distance or making time to explore areas close to home, every facet will in its own way demand adjustments.

The days of convenient, quick, travel are over. Spur of the moment trips to visit another country…

3 weird running hacks that changed the way my body adapted to endurance running

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When I first began my running journey, I found myself struggling with issues I never considered could be problematic. Fast forward 6 years and what began as a hobby for healing, continues to be an everyday part of my routine to maintain physical and mental health. I began running in a season of life where my health had hit an all-time low. My body wanted to quit, and my brain was supportive of that out. The connection between physical and mental health had never been so real.

Desperate times lead to desperate measures…

Along my journey of learning to run distance, the community I immersed myself…

What are we missing?

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The question of cost vs. time, or doing one thing at the expense of another, the trade-offs that we face daily are a reflection of our priorities and values in life. The truth is, we are faced each day with an opportunity to fill our time with endless possibilities. While work, parenthood, school, or personal obligations may dictate our routines, we are still presented with a choice.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”- Albert Einstein,

Layers of conscious decision-making….

Zoom out, then zoom in

Zoom Out… This is the larger picture of what makes our lives each individually unique…

Mental Health Matters - It’s not a mental illness, but a lifestyle of growing mental resilience.

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Years ago I walked into a season of my life that became one of the most challenging yet. As with most difficult seasons, they often come in the most unexpected ways. In a world revolving around a mentality of work-more-to-earn-more or, earn-more-to-succeed-more, it is easy to take the health of body and of mind for granted. For myself, the lessons life taught me in the hardest of life seasons made an imprint on my wellbeing that transcends into every environment. …

I made three major adjustments.

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The concept of minimalism. Never did I think in all my growing years I would come to not just love, but crave, the essence of this word during times of stress.

The years of growing and moving into my own young adulthood life led me to the realization that there was always something more I wanted or craved. The feeling of if-I-just-had-this-one-thing-everything-would-be-perfect is quickly fading.

It is an allusive idea, especially in a material-heavy world.

How I Interpret Minimalism

Many who have known me can see my story play out before their eyes, and understand the natural shift towards a more simplistic lifestyle.


How to hold a high standard when working from home, and be your best self.

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As working from home quickly transitioned into the new normal within a post-Covid-19 world, it is clear when looking back on the growth that once felt like a tunnel with no light has had a significant impact on us all. The drastic and sudden change of pace brought on at the onset of the pandemic presented challenges uniquely tailored to environments many of us had little, to no, experience working within in the context of our careers.

At the onset of the pandemic, virtual working environments were seen to be temporary and short-lived. Over time, these momentary shifts became more…

4 surprising benefits I never knew but wish I did

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When I began my journey to natural healing, the lifestyle adjustments were plenty. Essential oils graced their presence in my life via friends and loved ones. As time passed I found myself moving from the morning cup of warm water and lemon essential oil, and diffusing for purification and overall wellness of the mind, towards discovering the healing properties of gut health many oils had to share. I began incorporating oils like peppermint, ginger, and turmeric into my everyday routine to heal a faulty digestive tract that had not been valued throughout the years of traveling and living abroad.


The Importance of Loving Yourself Before Loving Others

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If you could press pause, rewind ten years before now, offer yourself one piece of advice on relationships, and then press play again in current, what would you say?

If I could rewind 10 years back to my college freshman self, I would tell myself that yes, dating is great and exciting. Keep it up — but then I would go one step further to remind freshman me that the uncomfortable, confidence-crushing moments of relationships won’t break you.

If they do, press in.

If anything has consistently transcended into every area of my life it is this — that those…

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