Taken through a dirty airplane window📸🏔 ⠀
Miss you already, Mt. Rainier! We hiked through the lower part of the national park while it was raining and in the low 40’s. Our fingers may have been numb, but the absolute beauty we witnessed on that hike was well worth it. Until next time!
Practice catching the first wispy thread of thought before it weaves itself into the giant jumbled tapestry of the thinking mind.
Practice this with me tonight at @metrorocklittleton 6pm all levels yoga flow!
There’s so much to see in Utah from its amazing parks, hot springs, salt flats and dinosaurs! And if you like adventuring there is tons of climbing, biking, hiking and skiing. I’ll definitely need to come back soon!
Sometimes we wake up in a wallmart parking lot and others times we watch the moon rise from the side of a cliff without a person in sight except for each other. Sometimes we cook a full meal and other times its snacks for dinner. Sometimes we have an abundance of showers and other times its weeks of river baths. Sometimes its moments of constant creativity and others were searching for that one thing that might push us a little harder even if its just for a second. Often times it starts right up but sometimes it takes a little tightening and replacing here or there. Sometimes its really fun and sometimes its really hard but its never not good and I think thats the best part of it all. That in-between the really great moments, theres still really good moments and thats what keeps me going. Thats why i love it so ✨
For just a day, I wish it was possible for us to see ourselves through the eyes of others good traveler. We would finally be able appreciate who we are without the self judgment and baggage we carry around that warp our view of ourselves. The tendency to cast hard judgments at ourselves is challenging habit to beat back. It makes so many of us miserable and traps us in a headspace full of negative self concepts. This is very much our fault because in our heads there are never opposing arguments to counter the negative and judgmental ones. We just create judgements and internalize them never challenging our own perceptions. We can do better than this friends. We may not be able to see ourselves through the eyes of others good traveler, but we can stand up for ourselves. How? The next time you catch yourself creating these judgmental and hurtful thought patterns find a mirror, look at yourself and scream STOP! And don’t settle there, form an argument to counter whatever negative BS is coming up in your internal dialogue. You are not the negative things you think about yourself my friend. The voice in your head telling you are less than or not good enough is a monster. It’s a monster made up of insecurity and self doubt that was been planted in your head by the world and the people around you. It’s all lies and bullshit. You are beautiful, smart, talented and capable. You just have to start telling yourself that. We will become excellent at what we habitually engage in my friends. This is true for beating yourself down as well as building yourself up. Stand up for yourself and argue against the bullshit in your head. If we stand up to that monster enough, if we put it in its place enough, if we win these small internal fights enough it will become easier and easier to win them or avoid them all together. It will become easier and easier to love ourselves more and judge ourselves less. It will become easier and easier to be in our heads. This battle is won and lost though our internal dialogues good traveler. Your headspace is your temple, So be accountable to yourself and start fighting to take it back. Travel smooth and travel safe dear friends.
Happy Birthday to another one of our favorite parks - Zion!⛰ •
Originally established as Mukuntuweap National Monument in 1909, it was enlarged and renamed after the Mormons to Zion NM in 1918. One year later, on November 19th, President Woodrow Wilson redesignated the monument to Zion National Park.
A frozen waterfall high in the Colorado mountains, a stream that trickles to the edge of the earth illuminated by the rising sun. Like a river of fire that's been ignited.
Taken during a great week in October with a few friends! Today though, I’m in the office back in Moab, creating some new content! Stay tuned!
A BIG happy 100th #parkiversary to Zion National Park founded this day November 19, 1919. ••••••
Thanks to Darlene @darlenesmithphotography fir the Zion goodness. ・・・
Currently in Zion. We just returned from the Subway hike and I’m officially dead. Haha. It will be a bit before I can get to the photos so here is one from last year.