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Coming up for Air

Coming up for Air

The last year and a half threw me hard. Some intense ups and downs have kept me under water and I’m just now feeling able to get my feet back under me a little. I was excited to find out I was pregnant in the […]

Homemade Green Coffee Bean Serum

Homemade Green Coffee Bean Serum

I’m constantly on the lookout for effective skin-care products made from non-toxic ingredients. There are more and more options popping up everywhere, making it easier to find safe and effective skin care products. Some of my favorites are 100 Percent Pure and Primal Life Organics. […]

Starting an Urban Homestead

Starting an Urban Homestead

A New Home and Plans for an Urban Farm I have been MIA for a few months here, and I am finally ending my blog hiatus. Life kind of got in the way of blogging, and Phil and I spent most of our non-working hours […]

Hike of the Month: Beckler Peak

Hike of the Month: Beckler Peak

Beckler Peak Hike A relatively new hike, Beckler Peak is absolutely stunning and much less busy than other trails in the surrounding area. You are provided with incredible views for a moderate amount of work, and a manageable distance. The trail to Beckler Peak is […]

My 5 Favorite Podcasts

My 5 Favorite Podcasts

1.?Fearless Rebelle Radio? Summer Innanen?s podcast and website have helped me more than any other resource to overcome body image issues and disordered eating behavior. Listening to Fearless Rebelle Radio is largely responsible for my ability to see my body for what it is capable […]

Hike of the Month: Lake Serene

Hike of the Month: Lake Serene

Lake Serene Hike This is not a hike I would recommend to someone for whom solitude is important. However, it is beautiful and worth the trip if you can venture out midweek and are ok with encountering quite a few other hikers on the way. […]

Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy

From a young age, many of us have been inundated with warnings about eating too much food. Women, in particular, are constantly bombarded from all directions with ‘tips’ on how to eat less. Whether it be avoiding certain foods, finding ways to feel more full […]

Hike of the Month: Greider Lakes

Hike of the Month: Greider Lakes

Greider Lakes Hike I love this hike for its relative solitude. The hike itself is nice, though not stunning. And in an area full of overcrowded trails, some forest-centered quiet and privacy is incredibly valuable. This is a great early-season hike to explore when most […]

Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

Over the last five years or so, there has been huge influx of people on trails in Western Washington. The population in the Seattle area is rapidly increasing, and along with it comes a loss of solitude on popular trails nearby. Generally speaking, I?m not […]

Vegan Backpacking Foods

Vegan Backpacking Foods

Backpacking season is rapidly approaching, and I?m itching to get out into the woods. Now that I have transitioned almost completely to a whole food plant-based diet, I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favorite vegan backpacking foods.