In the past year or so, I have become wildly aware of words. I’m fascinated with breaking them apart and seeing which words sound like another word only with a vastly different meaning. This is a word I’m pondering:

I had a conversation recently with a sweet friend (who is also an entrepreneur). We were sharing business updates and she admitted to me what a hard year she’d had. “It has felt like I’ve failed at everything I’ve

Pokemon Go

All I keep hearing about right now is this “Pokemon GO” game. It’s described it as an augmented reality game which is free-to-play, location-based, and multiplayer. The online mobile game also supports its own custom “wearable tech.” Sure. Whatever. Instead, I have

rafting the French Broad River

“You did what?!?” is usually what people say after I’ve just told them about my most recent adventure in getting miles outside of my comfort zone. See, my husband Nelson and I just spend 13 days rafting the entire

busy is a bullshit word in grand canyon

Busy is a bullshit word. Stop saying it. Choose to say something real. While we were on the river, navigating rapids especially, there were times when we were fast, furious, and focused. We did what we had to do

#UNPLUG quiet morning in the Canyon

Reclaim your nights and weekends. #UNPLUG   After our Grand Canyon trip, Nelson and I returned home to a mountain of mail. Lots of junk, too many credit card offers (feh!), and a bill or three. My favorite part

Vulcans Anvil by Jenni Miehle

Laugh often and loudly There’s a thing that everyone waits for on a rafting trip through Grand Canyon. That thing is big, gnarly, and gives pause to even the most experienced oarsmen. That thing is Lava Rapid. Lava is

Be bold. Be brave. Take action. Even if you’re scared shitless while doing it. I always joke that I was designed for comfort, not for speed. Whitewater terrifies me because of the speed at which things happen. A few

Be discerning about where you spend your energy (reading, doing, watching, eating). My husband Nelson and I are both self-employed. When our friends approached us in January of 2013 to ask us if we wanted to claim two seats

Take the time, get quiet, feel into it. Immerse yourself. Grand Canyon is a harsh place, full of extremes, but is also a place of profound beauty. Part of the magic of such an immersive trip as the Grand