The Four Agreements

The start of a new week can be daunting to some of us. Many of us may be anticipating important tasks on our agenda, anxiously awaiting an answer to a long-standing question that would move us into our future, meetings with colleagues, or here in the U.S. trying to keep centered in the midst of a high intensity presidential election. Or perhaps you’ve found yourself experiencing internal difficulties, whatever it is, “The Four Agreements”   by  Don Miguel Ruiz can help us transform our mindset and rid ourselves of self-limiting beliefs. The Four Agreements  1.Be impeccable with your word Speak with integrity….

Still Standing

It would feel rather dishonest and disrespectful to post in regards to anything other than the happenings at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. These happenings have infiltrated my mind and heart. I am shocked by people’s resistance to be involved or even to be aware of this grave issue. More so, I am moved by our brothers and sisters resistance toward the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 3.8 billion dollar project that will affect way more than the 8,000 people living within the Standing Rock Reservation. They stand in peaceful prayer to protect the most sacred, life-giving source, Water. They stand…

Mountain Therapy

Hiking mountains may come to mind naturally when you think of ways to decompress, reconnect, unwind, rejuvenate and more. Well, maybe being surrounded by mountainous landscapes, like the visuals on calming music videos come to thought before actually climbing mountains.  We tend to find peace and serenity within the bounty of nature. I’ve  been hiking mountains for just 3 years but on each mountain I’ve had a different experience with myself, an in-depth look and chance to reflect. More than once it has come to me the multitude of ways in which hiking heals. Below you will find a few…

Perks of Being A Girl Boss

#1. Proving people wrong because of gender. Since starting our company (nearly 3 years ago) I haven’t just done the office work, or my favorite, gardening & teaching sustainable living. I set out to learn about whatever tasks were on the agenda. So often I am underestimated by men until they see me on a roof, lifting railroad ties, or using some sort of power tool. But just the other day a woman mentioned that she fully expected a male to help her and didn’t think I would be able to assist her like a man could. After moving her…

Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Where do you stand if you don’t stand with the land? What is sacred if not our source? If you haven’t guessed by now I am referencing the manipulation of power and greed that is the Dakota Access Pipeline. It’s as if we have been given a magnifying glass to have a closer look at the divided nature of humans. On one side we have those protecting the little freedom they were once warranted, protecting all of our rights to clean water, working with nature, protecting our past, present, and future. On the other side we have those protecting greed,…

Bears Mission; Loving a Senior Dog

Today would have been Bears 17th birthday! And it will always be a day to celebrate as she brought the very best of everything when she trotted into our lives. Bear was born and raised in Colorado with a short stint of time spent in California. Bear was a town dog, she freely roamed the old mining town knowing which places would happily give her something to eat. Her first two owners passed away and from what I understand they hadn’t been too attentive to the needs of a dog. Her given name was Jaeger short for Jaegermeister later renamed Black-tongue by…