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 →
“No life is worthwhile if the daily service is for self alone." Growth in Silence: The Undertone of Life by Susanna Cocroft 1917 It is easy to feel somewhat useless and a little sad during these times of isolation. I don’t think we are meant to be so idle and disconnected from our community like this!... Continue Reading →
Garden of Your Mind Morning Meditation "It is our soul's mission to connect with, cherish, and realize our desires in order to live our lives to the fullest and make our greatest contributions to the world. In fulfilling our heart-held dreams, we flourish, serving ourselves and others from a place of bliss, generosity, and love."... Continue Reading →
Hi! I'm Kristen. I love nature, hiking, food, exercise..and I think I'm addicted to learning and thinking! I am on the HUNT for knowledge and info that resonates with me and inspires me to live or think differently. And the number one thing I want to do is share it with you! I do my... Continue Reading →