A Journey of Self-Discovery – 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…

A Journey of Self-Discovery – 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…

A Journey of Self-Discovery – 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…

A Journey of Self-Discovery – A Hiking Role Model – 1/31/2022

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…

A Journey of Self-Discovery – 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…

A Journey of Self-Discovery – 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…

A Journey of Self-Discovery – Never Too Old – 11/19/2021

On our Journey of Self-Discovery, we are meeting other dynamic agers who are exploring, inspiring and empowering others to discover what they are passionate about and how they can be a contribution in their own lives as well as the lives of others. This is the first guest post in A Journey of Self-Discovery. Sylvia Fox…