“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb My husband, Willis, and I have been on this journey together now since May of 2021 – preparing to hike Vernal and Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park in June 2022 at the ages of 86...
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“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...
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“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...
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As hikers with a mission, finding a hiking role model who is “walking the talk” is heartening. Reprinted here and edited with permission is the essay that first introduced me to my new friend and role model, Nancy King. I recommend you read it as originally written and published in her YourLifeisaTrip.com. An Unexpected 85th...
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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...
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