Like Daughter, Like Mother

Like Daughter, Like Mother by Joan Virginia Allen Joan Virginia Allen was 80 years old when she told her daughter Cami, “When I grow up, I want to be like you.” Thus began an amazing journey that included travel, exploration, inspiration, transformation, and the creation of Allen’s first business at age 81. Read more

Completion – 6/26/2022

The Journey On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, I joined daughters Cami and Wendy, son-in-law Mario, grandboys Tyler and Nick, and family friend Joclynn to begin the hike up the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park to the top of Vernal and Nevada Falls. Willis and I decided we would not repeat the hike. We successfully…

Curiosity – 4/2/2022

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”  Albert Einstein “Curiosity” Distinctions One of the first skills I learned in coach training was how to be genuinely curious. There is a distinction between curiosity for the sake of gathering information – what kind of ice cream do you…

Desert Hiking – 2/26/2022

“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.” Matshona Dhliwayo As we continue our preparation to hike Vernal and Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park in June, we are encountering our own brand of adversity such as injuries. Seeing this flower blooming on our…

Progress -1/16/2022

Many years ago, General Electric’s slogan was “Progress is our most important product.” That’s how we are feeling as we complete 2021 and enter 2022. We are definitely seeing progress in our fitness, endurance, strength and hiking. The power of intention = commitment+action+magic.  Progress – Hiking Non-Stop I returned from our vacation December 7 with…

Moving – 12/31/2021

    “Set your goal and keep moving forward.” Georges St-Pierre. This post is a continuation of the last post, Preview, about the “movement” vacation/business trip we took around Thanksgiving. The purpose of this post is to highlight the movement portion – how we continued our intention, training and commitment to hike Vernal and Nevada Falls in…