The Case for Self-Nomination

Most woman have responded reluctantly to my suggestion to self-nomination. “Self-nomination really isn’t my thing,” responded one community super star. Another leader in her field said, “I really don’t want the recognition. What have I done to deserve it?” Continue reading

Planning Makes Perfect

“A goal without a plan is a pipe dream.” – Mike & Mark Anderson in The Rock Climber’s Training Manual Continue reading

Seven Enemies of Success

I’m a firm believer that success in the outdoors translates directly into success back home and at the office – confidence, skills, communication, learn how to ask for help, contribute to a team, and find power in your own mind and body. Continue reading

Showing up is (more than) half the battle!

How are you holding yourself back? What are you wishing you could do or try, but you keep sabotaging yourself by failing to show up? What happens if you try, by showing up, even just once.

Think about it. Continue reading

SIX SIMPLE SECRETS OF HAPPINESS – Observations of a Wilderness Guide

Another story from Kili involves a woman who was incredibly fit and physically prepared for the trip, yet her anxiety level was off the hook. In contrast, another client was less physically fit and was really challenged by the hiking each day. But she had no expectations about summiting, enjoyed the experience, and never stopped smiling. In the end, they both summitted, but who do you think had a better time? Continue reading

Found! (The Epilogue to Lost)

Within days before performing the piece “Lost” for the First Speak storytelling series at the Tin Pan Theatre, I climbed Mt Hood. I still performed the piece intact as it tells the story of how much climbing provides community, satisfaction … Continue reading

Fearlessness is Bullshit

“A rejection is just a re-direction in life.” – Jill Shapiro
What’s your Achilles heel? What are you going to do about it? Continue reading