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What is the Right Yoga Festival For You? 

We all have different intentions when seeking out a Yoga Festival. The uplifting feeling of experiencing meditation and movement with others of the yoga community is something many people find enriching to their practice. Attending gives you first-class access to the newest trends and products that can help elevate your practice that may have been inaccessible in your hometown. Yoga festivals can also serve as a … Continue reading What is the Right Yoga Festival For You? 

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Eating Well – Fuel Up With These Tips

Living well means eating well: Fuel up with these tips Every day, we’re bombarded with advertisements promoting the diets of the moment,  Low-carb, low-fat, high-protein, no gluten. How can you figure out the right diet for you? Reality check, there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Over time, a low-cholesterol, heart-healthy diet is one particular diet that can serve you well.  Variety and moderation are key.   … Continue reading Eating Well – Fuel Up With These Tips

Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Haven’t had a chance to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking this past winter? How about Backcountry skiing? Would you like to experience some of Buena Vista’s incredible trails and scenery? Then head to BV on Saturday, March 18th for The Trailhead and Buena Vista Mountain Adventures Buena Vista Backcountry Experience Day. Test out a variety of winter sports with the latest gear on … Continue reading Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Relax in Style and Hike Like a Madwoman – Phoenix, Arizona

  BraveSkiMom.com – As a child, we often took our Spring Breaks in the Valley of the Sun, precisely because it was the Valley of the Sun and it was hot. After a cold snowy winter, escaping to the resorts of Phoenix and Scottsdale offered a quick preview of summer and a welcome respite from hats, gloves and heavy coats. What did we do? We … Continue reading Relax in Style and Hike Like a Madwoman – Phoenix, Arizona

Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

It wasn’t until I started trail running that I fell back in love with the sport of running. There is nothing quite like getting back to nature in that primal way than trail running blissfully through the woods, just you, your legs and the sound of your feet hitting the dirt. If you are thinking about getting out there, here are a few basics that … Continue reading Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Every year I try to take myself out of my comfort zone, consciously, by trying something new. It is something I have done for a large part of my life and reminds me that nothing is impossible. It gives me fuel for the times when life gets tough. Most of the time it involves an adrenaline packed activity but not always. Three years ago it was … Continue reading Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

The Telluride Yoga Festival – A Unique Summertime Event

Founded in 2007, the Telluride Yoga Festival 2014 is an intimate yoga retreat held in the spiritual mountain setting of Telluride, Colorado. The former mining town lies in a box canyon, surrounded on all three sides by 14,000-foot peaks. This ideal setting includes an incredible line up of classes taught by world-renowned instructors in intimate venues in both Telluride and Mountain Village.  The Telluride Yoga Festival is … Continue reading The Telluride Yoga Festival – A Unique Summertime Event

Shopping – Small Town Salida Big Time Shops

Shopping and Women, I know it is a cliche but shopping is fun, especially when you make it an outing! I truly believe in supporting small businesses, there is always a great, unique item to be found. I took a trip to Salida recently and found some really fantastic boutiques and shops! Here is a peek inside, they are all so colorful too! YOLO CLOTHING – 100 F St, … Continue reading Shopping – Small Town Salida Big Time Shops

4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

A slowing metabolism is a natural part of aging. Most of us are not thrilled about this part of getting older; the idea of carrying around extra pounds is generally unwelcome.  Though your first response to a slowing metabolism might be to reduce your calorie intake or extend your workouts I highly recommend that you take a moment to consider that this may not be … Continue reading 4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

Gear Checking: Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon

Hiking in FiveFingers. It was something that up until recently I could never imagine. I had run, walked, worked, paddleboarded, and kayaked in various pairs. When I got my pair of Spyridons in the Spring I started to feel I could do more in them. Of course I couldn’t do more at first because I got them right after my shoulder surgery. I could only walk. I was … Continue reading Gear Checking: Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon