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

Be a member of the Mountain Women Tribe – Look and feel your best!

Being a member of the tribe includes loving the outdoors. Our tribe is on the go all the time living and loving the active lifestyle. That means we are exposed to the elements on a regular basis. Weather for work or play, we do believe beauty on the inside is just a important as on the outside. Here are some tips to keep your outside … Continue reading Be a member of the Mountain Women Tribe – Look and feel your best!

The Perfect Outdoor Wine?

Picture this: a beautiful sunny day in the mountains, you’re hiking, or camping, and you’ve got a delicious lunch in your backpack. You think to yourself, a glass of wine would really complete this meal. But truly, who wants to lug along a bottle? Or take the bottle and forget the corkscrew? Enter CalNaturale: wines packaged in squashable, recyclable and taste-neutral Tetra-Paks. Some friends and I tried … Continue reading The Perfect Outdoor Wine?

Hope for Haiti – A Healing Touch

One of Meta Yoga own teachers, Emily Steingart, was able to go to Haiti in April to assist with the program YogaHOPE; teaching yoga to those who have been living without – on a broad scale – these past few years, and for many, much of their lives. These are Emily’s words (though her initial note below really brings us the real message). Donated mats from … Continue reading Hope for Haiti – A Healing Touch

The Mountains or the Beach

Which do you prefer in the summer? Me, I’m torn. I love them both. As someone who grew up on the Jersey Shore (which was not like the TV show of the same name. Heck, those creatures aren’t even from New Jersey. I wonder if they’re even from this planet), I have an almost visceral attachment to the beach. When I was a kid, I spent my entire summer there. … Continue reading The Mountains or the Beach

CalNaturale Svelte – Energy and More

There are so many energy products on the market — goo, drinks, cubes, bars and more — it gets pretty confusing. In June, I received samples of two products from CalNaturale,  an organic and all-natural food company based in California. Here is a review of their super-tasty energy drink, Svelte. So here’s my take on CalNaturale’s Svelte: To Continue Reading Click Here ~BraveSkiMom Continue reading CalNaturale Svelte – Energy and More

Mountain2Mountain.org – Streets of Afghanistan Exhibit, Can You Help?

Today I come to you all with urgency. Shannon Glapin the visionary, momentum maker and mover shaker of Mountain2Mountain has recognized the limited amount of time left to take this exhibit back to where it started, The Streets of Afghanistan, ” This has been my passion project for nearly 4 years. Debuted at the Denver Art Museum, I had hoped to travel it more to … Continue reading Mountain2Mountain.org – Streets of Afghanistan Exhibit, Can You Help?

Support Your Outdoor Blogging Moms

Skiing moms, biking moms, climbing moms, hiking moms. Camping moms, playing moms, glamping moms, mountain  moms. No matter what outdoor passion your family pursues, there’s a mom writing about it, offering expert advice, hard-learned lessons, gear reviews and giveaways, too.   Wondering how to take an infant camping? What a toddler should wear to go kayaking? Or how to get a teenager re-excited about family … Continue reading Support Your Outdoor Blogging Moms

Bakasana – June Pose of the Month

Bakasana –  June Pose of the Month Though many think this to be a tough arm balancing posture, it is really in fact, an intense hip opener. Follow these step by step instructions and offer yourself variations throughout the month incorporating side crow both supported and unsupported. If this posture is difficult, stand on a brick or two, to aid in getting your hips elevated. … Continue reading Bakasana – June Pose of the Month