Something to consider: Sometimes, it makes sense to walk away from something - something that continually depletes you, so you can invest your energy, instead, into things you can grow. And to be clear, this isn't meant to be business advice. Although it might translate. Art by revelatori.
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
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
Contributor Michelle Beks shared this on her instagram this morning, and it struck me as the most fantastic shorthand to potentially diffuse a tough domestic conversation. "Don't blame the lettuce." What happens if we tend ourselves, and each other, as if we were plants (that we wanted to keep alive?!) When you plant lettuce, … Continue reading Don’t blame the lettuce
Friends have been listening to audiobooks for years; if a bookclub date should roll around faster than anticipated, someone would plug in an audio version whilst driving a child to hockey/gymnastics/voice lessons/orthodontist appointments and turn the highway 99 drive into her own personal writer’s festival. For some reason, I never tried this but I always … Continue reading Dabbling in Neuroscience…
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.
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.