Tag Archive for: determination

The case for micro-adventures, and getting out of your own way.

The case for micro-adventures, and getting out of your own way.

I live with something called "Graves Disease." It reared it's ugly head the week Hurricane Katrina blew in back in 2005, a fitting harbinger for the health storm that was about to come along for the ride. ... Read more
What are you afraid of?  (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

What are you afraid of? (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

Ten years ago if you had asked me what I was afraid of, I would have told you: heights, a world chocolate shortage, and snakes. Today? Getting old, getting sick, being alone, being irrelevant, peeing my pants and dying. Aging... Read more
Boundless Adventures: busting the myth of limitations, baby!

Boundless Adventures: busting the myth of limitations, baby!

Reason #107 why I frigging love my job: I get to research Adventure Divas who have been out there proving that our notion of limitations is pure B.S., AND fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole at the same time... Read more
Robyn Davidson’s 1700 mile solo camel trek across the Australian Outback

Robyn Davidson’s 1700 mile solo camel trek across the Australian Outback

So here's the cool and entirely unexpected by-product of launching a crowd-funding campaign and telling people about it: they come back with the most extraordinary natural allies along the way! I first met Rick Smolan when he did the... Read more
Rock. Paper. Estrogen.  (Guess which one wins every time?)

Rock. Paper. Estrogen. (Guess which one wins every time?)

I remember sitting in the reading circle in kindergarten while our teacher shared a story about an amazing house that had a star inside. What she was describing was an apple, and when she cut it open in... Read more
Ellen, on finding your own way, mustering up courage, and living with integrity.

Ellen, on finding your own way, mustering up courage, and living with integrity.

Sometimes being comfortable in our own skin can be one of the toughest battles we face. It can also be fuel for really great adventures. When we think about the things we fear the most, there are... Read more