Sam McKoy on the role of dads, the backcountry and going self-propelled play in wellness

We're back with another guest post by Sam McKoy as part of our series recapping his instagram takeover. This is a photo of my dad following me up the mountainside of Rohr on the Duffey Lake Road. . . We're pretty lucky living in Pemberton. I think we have potential to be one of the … Continue reading Sam McKoy on the role of dads, the backcountry and going self-propelled play in wellness

Sam McKoy guides us into adventure, deep snow and some personal inquiry

This is Sam. Sam did an instagram takeover for us and each post was a meaty thought-provoking blog, and so much more than a photo caption or a quick throwaway remark. This week, the instagram becomes the blog, and we get a chance to put ourselves in the hands of a thoughtful young guide. Over … Continue reading Sam McKoy guides us into adventure, deep snow and some personal inquiry

How to be happy in love? Invest in the people you love. With your time and attention.

I was one of the 8 million people who read Mandy Len Catron's essay in the New York Times' Modern Love section, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This, and was enchanted by the idea that a 36 question quiz could make you fall in love with someone. Her book, which I just finished … Continue reading How to be happy in love? Invest in the people you love. With your time and attention.

Permission to suck is like a Hall Pass to happiness. Here’s one, if you need it.

Epiphanies come when I’m feeding out slack. Don’t tell my climbing partner. Because when he’s leading his way up a strenuous pitch of rock, he likes to know that I am watching with rapt attention, feeding out the rope in perfect increments, absolutely focused on his every micro-move, so that, should he fall, I will … Continue reading Permission to suck is like a Hall Pass to happiness. Here’s one, if you need it.