I miss Taos. I already miss summer traveling. Back to school! By the way, Taos has the best coffee selections of anywhere I’ve been, and this coffee shop is definitely in the top 3. Best part, it’s solar powered. (Self made panels on the roof). 🌏 🌵❤️ #taosnewmexico
“In a perfectly mindful world, our personal time and energy would be considered just as precious as the forests and water in the lands we also take for granted. Our mental energy is a critical resource and we should all strive to incorporate rituals into our daily routines that can help bridge the gap between being available and being present.”
I’ve gotten in the habit of picking up magazines in the past few weeks. And @thisisrange is absolutely awesome. This issue covers so much on the spectrum of sustainability- from corporate responsibility from leading adventure brands (@rei @patagonia @thenorthface) to understanding digital dependence, to simple practices to become more sustainable. Do yourself a favor and check it out 🙌🏽
I listened to a TED Talk recently about how language shapes the way we think.
This concept isn’t new to me.
For years, I’ve tried to make a habit of avoiding the words, “I don’t have time”. It is, frankly, a lie. For most of us, really. I try instead to say, “I haven’t prioritized _____”. I think this is really important. If we say, and hear, “I don’t have time for yoga”, “I don’t have time for dog training”, “I don’t have time to cook” “I don’t have time...” enough, we’re in great danger of believing that.
Have you ever told a lie? Maybe years ago, as a kid even. You lied, and days or weeks or months later, maybe you forgot what ACTUALLY happened. You said something, and even though it wasn’t true, you said it enough to believe it.
Let’s say the truth enough that we believe it. Say it so much that your own words confront you with the reality of the situation— you COULD go to yoga, train your dog, cook a good meal... you just haven’t spent the small wage of time we’re given each day on those particular things. Maybe that’s totally okay— you probably spend those moments on other things. But be honest. Put yourself in great danger of believing that you do have time. And maybe you will.
(Example: I was on this summit this morning by 04:30. I was back into town by 09:00, for work). It’s possible.
Think about your time like this: every day, you’re given a wage to live by. The exact number isn’t important, but imagine that it’s not much— but still, enough. And I say “enough” loosely; as in, “24 hours in a day is enough”... that kinda thing.
Hell, let’s just say $24. Every day, you get only $24.
It doesn’t seem like much. It seems like it’s gone too quickly each day. Some days you choose to buy frivolous things with that money, and then say, of the things you didn’t buy, “I didn’t have enough money for ______”. But... you did have enough money; you just chose to use it to buy something else.
Each day, if we don’t choose to “buy” time for the things that matter most to us, it will all be gone and we’ll be left feeling like we never had enough to begin with.
Discussion on time continued on my next post...
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Mountain Paradise up at Williams Lake. When we first were planning our wedding ceremony a few years ago we considered doing it at right here. Considering our guests we had decided upon the waterfall beneath chair 4 at the Bavarian. You seriously can’t go wrong in the Taos Ski Valley! 📷 @ashleymbiggers
Congrats to @amygemmill for being the only winner from Instagram!! We also had 2 winners on Facebook: Tammy + Matt. And 2 on Twitter: @bcgirll2 + @daddycool023 CONGRATS TO YOU ALL!!! Stay tuned for future contests, we want to give you all another chance to try the CasusGrill soon 🎉🎉🎉🤘🏼🔥😎
thanks to all who participated in our ‘lil coffee giveaway with @staywildmagazine ✌🏻 ... and kudos to @mariaemmacamargo for helping us all feel a bit cooler in this heat. enjoy the beans + the good reads from Stay Wild! #growoutside
Our 48 hours in The Netherlands are up and here is what I’ve learnt...
1. Cards – we’ve travelled around the world and have used our MasterCard everywhere except for here! Turns out they aren’t so fond of Visa or MasterCards here
2. Leiden (a small university town near Amsterdam) – Amsterdam was lovely but Leiden kicks it’s tush! It is so pretty and calm with hanging baskets absolutely everywhere 🌸
3. Cheese – cheese production is a very big deal!
4. Cookie – the best cookie of my life can be found at @vanstapele
5. Sleaziness – Amsterdam is amazing but when a town’s biggest novelties are the sex trade and weed it can quite quickly make some areas feel pretty sleazy.
6. Ferries – you can get a ferry all the way from Amsterdam to Newcastle (which is what we’re doing right now) and it‘s not your usual ferry! There is live music, a cinema and even bingo, what more could you need!
7. Windmills – there really are windmills everywhere! I though it was just a generalisation but nope, they really are everywhere 🇳🇱 ...next stop...home...😳
Is it fall yet? The other day Goose and I woke up before the sun and went out to adventure it was all fine and dandy until the sun came up, and then we both were a hot mess...literally. So we found a small tree/bush near the car and shared a bit of shade and a lot of @zukespets treats.
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Being able to experience the wonder and natural beauty of our public lands is why we do what we do. At Wise River, it is part of our mission to fight for the protection of such. Stay tuned for some exciting partnership announcements!