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
I got all choked up when Jaime & I had coffee to talk about The Cycle Effect. It’s tough to be a kid and being a girl in high school can be super challenging. Jaime and the Cycle Effect have a mission, to enhance the lives of young women through mountain biking and to empower them through mentoring and education. “We all like to laugh … Continue reading The Cycling Effect
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 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
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
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
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!
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?
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
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