I spend a lot of time on the trail hiking, enjoying nature, quiet and taking pictures. Because I usually hike alone, I have a lot of time to think.

Below are the posts. The latest post is on top. This page does not make you scroll endlessly. There is a button below that will reveal more posts in the THOUGHTS FROM THE TRAIL series.

If you enjoy something, let me know!


We do not always get to create the conditions that currently exist, but we ALWAYS have the opportunity to decide how we are going to respond. We choose the path forward.


Anger is an emotion that we need to transform into something life-giving: courage, love, change, compassion, and justice.

Improvement vs. Breakthrough

While I may have disliked much of the practice, the suffering through placing myself at the mercy of the pro, it is in fact, what made my game great. In order to be the best we can be in our own lives, we have to be a 4-Star general against average.

Falling from Judgment

It is so easy to fall into judgment. This story may provide perspective that helps your practice of compassion, kindness and love.

The Importance of PLAY

Play is when we break from normal efforts and engage in activity that has no explicit purpose toward our obsession with accomplishment. Exhaustion is not a badge of honor. It is a sign that we do not have balance in our lives.


Practice does not make perfect. It makes BETTER.

Belonging vs. Fitting In

When you fit in, you are changing yourself to match the situation or circumstances. Belonging does not requires us to CHANGE who we are; it requires us to BE who we are!

Keep Your Near Enemies Far Away

You have probably heard the phrase “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” This is not the case when we are speaking about emotional enemies.

Your True Self

While it may be an outline of our body, our shadow is not who we are.

A Path to Gratitude

Sometimes we seek unfulfilling pathways to gain contentment. We think we need more of something or someone. Taking a dive into what we have may yield a surprising result.


Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you – and me – simultaneously.

A Present

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the PRESENT.


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