everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike ~ john muir
Parce que demain est ma dernière journée d'hiver. Bon pelletage à tous 😄
There's nothing like a micro adventure to keep life interesting, & bothies normally make for a straightforward & fun outing. A few weeks back I stayed in this place, Moel Prysgau, many miles from civilisation or phone signal. The forested walk-in was dark & peaceful, & I had the bothy to myself. In the solitary dark it's easy for the imagination to run wild, & catching the peace & stillness amongst the imagined night terrors is an art in itself. A few years back I couldn't have imagined myself doing this alone, & each little adventure gives a nice reminder of how far I've come. That comfort zone is a beautiful place - but not much grows there.
The Mountain Bothy Association run a network of shelters called bothies up & down the country. Some are tiny & sleep just a pair; others are big with space for a mountain party. Some are rundown, others are smartly renovated. Most have a logburner but few have running water or toilet facilities. Part of the charm is discovering the individual character of each. All are free to stay in & are listed on the MBA website. It's good practice to bring a gift for the next traveller - candles, a tin of something, dry firewood. Check them out y'all... & take me with you when you go! #wewanderwild
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”.......I’m not being a wanker Sandra, I’m quoting Dolly Parton. •
Not many people know that dolly is my go to karaoke artist. Once I have had a few beers I genuinely believe I am her and have even been known to spend a whole evening speaking in a southern belle accent ( I have a very nasal southern English accent) 😂🙈 LONG LIVE DOLLY🙌 •
Wearing my @daisystreetcouk
leopard print trousers and £3 thrifted jacket.
and I are plotting out our next big adventure. Can you help us out?? Tell me your favorite state to live in and why?!!
"Can it be that an entity as vast, as whole and generous, as the Earth has need of me?
Could it be that we are more than passive recipients of her gifts, but participants in her well-being?
We are honored by the request.
It lets us know we belong."
✨Robin Wall Kimmerer✨
“Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals.”
-David A. Bednar
Sometimes we just need to view things from a different perspective. Life can throw all sorts of things at us, but as we take the time to view challenges from a different point of view, a different perspective, we can see the lesson and the value it will bring. And sometimes we just have to be patient and look back on those challenges and be grateful for how far we’ve come after going through them. —————
We all go through hard things, but the sun always rises and every day is a new day. Trust God. Trust the process. Take time to smile and have a happy day, my friends! 💗
#perspective #RunStrongerTogether #youcandohardthings #godisgood
Honduras 🇭🇳 ...where it all started XOXO
“Root down to rise.
The same can be said for life. If you want to rise up, you are going to have to root down and get real with yourself. A structure is only as strong as its foundation. If your foundation is built with denial or rage or bitterness or laziness, it’s only a matter of time before the whole thing collapses in on itself.
In order to blossom into the you that has been waiting, your authentic self, you have to be willing to unravel, to unlearn, to un-think, and to unhook your journey from past experiences so you can be free to set a new course. There is an element of destruction. You do away with those things that block you from moving forward, and prevent you from letting go.”
#thisisyoga #yogaeverydamnday #explore #adventure #sandiego #yogi #yoga #treepose
Climbing to the top, view of a fiddle handle.
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
-Mary Oliver •
#restinpeace #maryoliver #love #rip #summitsoulsisters #hikeaz #hikers #hikersofinstagram #poem #loveyourself #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #optoutsidelivewylder #wild #wildwomen #adventure #explore #traillovers #outdoorsy #choosemountains #instagramaz #arizona #hikinggroup #iloveyouarizona #respectmotherearth #mothernaturerocks #hug #cactus #instagramaz #sedona
Turning Lemons into Lemonade with a cherry on top! 🍋🍒
I was super bummed I couldn’t run the half marathon due to chronic injury, but I decided to run the 5k with my friends. I haven’t run much over the last 3 weeks, so I had no expectations going into this. I was just going to pace my friends @bri.lusvardi
and have fun. .
We started off easy and picked up the pace as we went. It’s been YEARS since I’ve run a 5K, but it was a lot of fun and it didn’t hurt! Yay! And Bri and I both placed 2nd in our age group! #bonus
Time to go cheer for our half marathoners, hike and soak in the hot tub today! .
#girlstrip #stgeorgehalf #stgeorgehalfmarathon
Never underestimate the importance of having fun
I've made it in one piece!
I did manage to flip the quadbike some how but no worries no one got hurt.
It was a bit scarry going down offroad, it was then that I flipped the bike but I got over it and still got a amazing experience!
There she is, being all shy.
Tree Huggin’ at the top of a mountain 🤷🏽♀️🌲🏔.
This specific rock next to Nevada Falls is literally my favorite place in the entire world. No contest. 🏔🌲🌊.
ALSO!! OTB, Check out this Month’s “On My Radar” Link’s in the bio if you’re interested in my background music mixtape, podcast recommendations, and more! AND!! If you’re into helping others this Holiday season, be sure to check out my “Do Good Things” pages on gangesgal.com. I’ll be posting community service opportunities regularly 🙆🏽♀️🧡🌸 .
Blue day today. Is Mercury in Gatorade or something?? lol 🤷🏽♀️Be careful out there fam. Take a breath and go outside🌿🏔🌲.
Cheesy, but I honestly feel like there’s a part of my soul on this trail in Yosemite. Nothing else has come close to how whole I feel when I’m on these rocks. 🏔🌊🌲 Do ya’ll know what I’m talking about? I’m interested in hearing your favorite trails & places🙇🏽♀️