The Appalachian Trail runs through Massachusetts for about 90 miles. We are continuing to chip away at more of it in MA and I'll include other links as well as these are not on All Trails and we are making them as we go. I love how the long stretches (need 2 🚗) allow you... Continue Reading →
Assess your life! One way this podcast (Feel Better Live More Podcast, guest is former Monk Jay Shetty) says to do this is to first look at your values. What do you value in life? Do you value freedom (at work or home), do you value connections with family and friends, living a healthy lifestyle,... Continue Reading →
This hike is definitely a favorite as it takes you over 2 big peaks, Brace Mountain in CT and Alander in MA and 3 states! Ends (or begins depending on which way you do it) at Bash Bish Falls in the Berkshires (MA). You do a good chunk of the South Taconic Trail which is... Continue Reading →
⁉️ Did you know: The Appalachian Trail is the longest (at 2,193 miles) hiking-only footpath in the whole world?! It goes from Georgia to Maine (or MA to GA) and ~51 miles of it runs thru the northwest corner of CT! Lucky us. 🗺 We split the 51 miles into 7 hikes. The legs range... Continue Reading →
Now, you do not need to be an expert meditator, whatever that is, you just need to sit down on the floor on a pillow, or sit on edge of couch with feet flat on floor. If sitting is uncomfortable you can lay down (when I do this I like to put my feet up... Continue Reading →
“Use these moments to energize yourself for the day ahead. First, smile. Whatever you feel like, make yourself smile. It has been shown that even if you fake a smile, it can improve your mood." How an old landlord taught me to smile and feel good at a time when I needed it!
It's not what you make but what you do with what you make! Because of the virus, my mom and I met at a park, walked the trails, and then sat down to enjoy these muffins.
*8.4 miles, and ~1400 feet elevation gain* I love doing the Appalachian Trail, hike by hike, in order. This takes all the guesswork out of the "which hike to do this weekend" question which used to take up a lot of thinking time! I would research the hike, read the reviews, check the weather...and pretty... Continue Reading →
“Cultivate contentment by resolutely refusing to be frightened by shadows or to see trouble where there is none. We can accomplish much toward curing ourselves of fretting and worrying by refusing to be misled by a foreboding imagination.” Sometimes, even when hiking, especially long distances, my mind tends to wander. I’ll run through all the... Continue Reading →