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“Happiness is a choice” has forever rubbed me the wrong way and I finally figured out why: most folks who say that phrase stop there. They don’t continue the thought and acknowledge that we are all born into different foundations from which to make choices. They forget to mention that we don’t all have the continue reading…

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As I stood on top of Mount Laguna, taking in my first sunrise on the Pacific Crest Trail, I had one song stuck in my head: “The Invite” by Pepper (@pepperlive on instagram). I found this song when I desperately needed it, and this sunrise felt like the invite to the rest of my long continue reading…

I’ve been dreaming of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail for years. And for years I denied myself that dream because it was too painful to dream about. And for awhile, I didn’t have the confidence in myself to even dream about it, let alone do it. Back in 2011, my friend Adam was planning to hike the continue reading…