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"A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, 'Today I'm going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.' " - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Well said. This past April, @ruta_pics and I circumnavigated the frozen Frobisher Bay in Arctic Canada, skiing 63 miles (101km) over 5 days while pulling 190 lbs (87 kg) each on a sled which had our tents, gear and food. Each day, we took one step at a time, measuring our progress every hour, and tallying up the miles traveled at the end of the day. Training is truly a never ending journey. Climbing as a sport taught me the importance of never comparing myself with others. TGIF, folks. What are you up to this weekend? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #snow #winter
"A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, 'Today I'm going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.' " - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Well said. This past April, @ruta_pics and I circumnavigated the frozen Frobisher Bay in Arctic Canada, skiing 63 miles (101km) over 5 days while pulling 190 lbs (87 kg) each on a sled which had our tents, gear and food. Each day, we took one step at a time, measuring our progress every hour, and tallying up the miles traveled at the end of the day. Training is truly a never ending journey. Climbing as a sport taught me the importance of never comparing myself with others. TGIF, folks. What are you up to this weekend? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #snow  #winter 
"Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Amen. Shout out to these two: Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies @migsinstitute and George Stamatis, child rights activist for making this book reading in Montreal yesterday happen. "Johannes", a survivor who contributed to the book read out excerpts from his chapter. Let's do our bit to end #childsexualabuse. Photo credit: J. M. #projectbeauty #books #bookstagram #DoGood #socialgood #toptags #everychildmatters❤️ #children #love #lovemywork #library #girl #girls #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood
"Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Amen. Shout out to these two: Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies @migsinstitute and George Stamatis, child rights activist for making this book reading in Montreal yesterday happen. "Johannes", a survivor who contributed to the book read out excerpts from his chapter. Let's do our bit to end #childsexualabuse . Photo credit: J. M. #projectbeauty  #books  #bookstagram  #DoGood  #socialgood  #toptags  #everychildmatters ❤️ #children  #love  #lovemywork  #library  #girl  #girls  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood 
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Amen. IG fam, I'm presently in Montreal! Please DM me if you would like to attend my book reading at @migsinstitute at Concordia University tomorrow at 12 noon on my book "Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse". A survivor "Johannes" will be reading excerpts from his chapter. I promise it to be a powerful session. Photo credit: J. M. #projectbeauty #travel #traveling #Canada #Montreal #toptags #girl #girls #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Amen. IG fam, I'm presently in Montreal! Please DM me if you would like to attend my book reading at @migsinstitute at Concordia University tomorrow at 12 noon on my book "Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse". A survivor "Johannes" will be reading excerpts from his chapter. I promise it to be a powerful session. Photo credit: J. M. #projectbeauty  #travel  #traveling  #Canada  #Montreal  #toptags  #girl  #girls  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #color  #all_shots 
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Schultz. How true. Because the news of the past two weeks have been dreary in this country, it's time for a throwback picture. See whether you can spot the two happy pooches in the left corner of the frame. What are you up to this weekend? Anyone going to watch "Free Solo", that rad climbing film featuring Alex Honnold free soloing the big wall El Capitan at Yellowstone? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #dog #dogsofinstagram #love #dog
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Schultz. How true. Because the news of the past two weeks have been dreary in this country, it's time for a throwback picture. See whether you can spot the two happy pooches in the left corner of the frame. What are you up to this weekend? Anyone going to watch "Free Solo", that rad climbing film featuring Alex Honnold free soloing the big wall El Capitan at Yellowstone? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #dog  #dogsofinstagram  #love  #dog 
"Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone." - Shannon L. Alder

Amen. Throwback to when I was out training on the frozen Frobisher Bay, off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Some days were rough: gale force winds, white out conditions and temperatures dipping down to -40 degrees C/F. Have you ever stepped outside your comfort zone? If so, what did that look like? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #love
"Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone." - Shannon L. Alder Amen. Throwback to when I was out training on the frozen Frobisher Bay, off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Some days were rough: gale force winds, white out conditions and temperatures dipping down to -40 degrees C/F. Have you ever stepped outside your comfort zone? If so, what did that look like? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #love 
"Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient." - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

I am thankful for friends and loved ones who have stood by me in my journey as I come out as a survivor of #childsexualabuse and try to help other adult survivors in my work. Friends like @ruta_pics standing next to me in this picture: she flew to Berlin from Vilnius, Lithuania in November last year to join me at my book reading organized by the Global Diplomacy Lab. And then because she knew that I needed a partner so that I could undertake polar training off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, she took time off work and paid with her own money to train for 2 weeks out on the ice in April this year, in temperatures dipping down to -40 degrees C/F. That is the mark of true friendship. I am also grateful to amazing women like Nadia Murad who has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She's 25 years old and is an Iraqi Yazidi. Nadia was raped and beaten by ISIS militants for 3 months before making her escape and seeking asylum in Germany. Her 6 brothers were killed. I'm so proud of all that she's doing. Who are your role models? #projectbeauty #girl #girls #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots #exposure #composition #focus #capture #moment #love #socialgood #DoGood #everychildmatters❤️
"Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient." - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free I am thankful for friends and loved ones who have stood by me in my journey as I come out as a survivor of #childsexualabuse  and try to help other adult survivors in my work. Friends like @ruta_pics standing next to me in this picture: she flew to Berlin from Vilnius, Lithuania in November last year to join me at my book reading organized by the Global Diplomacy Lab. And then because she knew that I needed a partner so that I could undertake polar training off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, she took time off work and paid with her own money to train for 2 weeks out on the ice in April this year, in temperatures dipping down to -40 degrees C/F. That is the mark of true friendship. I am also grateful to amazing women like Nadia Murad who has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She's 25 years old and is an Iraqi Yazidi. Nadia was raped and beaten by ISIS militants for 3 months before making her escape and seeking asylum in Germany. Her 6 brothers were killed. I'm so proud of all that she's doing. Who are your role models? #projectbeauty  #girl  #girls  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #color  #all_shots  #exposure  #composition  #focus  #capture  #moment  #love  #socialgood  #DoGood  #everychildmatters ❤️
"Do good, live in the most positive and joyful way possible every day." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Amen. I just finished an uplifting Tweet chat organized by the talented @elsamariedsilva, discussing the issue of #childsexualabuse and my book "Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse". It was incredible talking to other women warriors working in the same field, from as far away as India and Pakistan. This here in the picture next to me is the lovely @okkyardya, a documentary photographer. We both did workshops together, at her invitation, in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara in August. I wrote a piece on the human trafficking situation in Indonesia, focusing on that province, to which Okky contributed her amazing pictures. Trigger warning: a couple of the photos are hard to look at. Please head over to the link in my bio to read the blog post. What are you up to this Wednesday? #projectbeauty #travel #traveling #indonesia #nusatenggaratimur #UnveilHumanTrafficking #girl #girls
"Do good, live in the most positive and joyful way possible every day." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Amen. I just finished an uplifting Tweet chat organized by the talented @elsamariedsilva, discussing the issue of #childsexualabuse  and my book "Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse". It was incredible talking to other women warriors working in the same field, from as far away as India and Pakistan. This here in the picture next to me is the lovely @okkyardya, a documentary photographer. We both did workshops together, at her invitation, in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara in August. I wrote a piece on the human trafficking situation in Indonesia, focusing on that province, to which Okky contributed her amazing pictures. Trigger warning: a couple of the photos are hard to look at. Please head over to the link in my bio to read the blog post. What are you up to this Wednesday? #projectbeauty  #travel  #traveling  #indonesia  #nusatenggaratimur  #UnveilHumanTrafficking  #girl  #girls 
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

Truth. I've been following the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and frankly, am disgusted. If you had to ask why a woman wouldn't come forward immediately after a sexual assault, and/or why children would not report their abuse (for Dr Christine Blasey Ford was only 15 when the alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh took place at a house party in 1982), then you don't understand the nature of child sexual abuse and/or sexual assault in the first place. It is insidious and the impact can be long-term. Ford alluded to it when she talked about PTSD and her need to have 2 front doors (so she can escape from her house in a crisis). I've written a piece about this and will share it in due course. How can we spread the light? (P.S: see if you can spot the sweet lil' dog standing next to me in the picture above.) Photo credit: J. M. #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #hike #hiking #dog #dogsofinstagram #dog
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato Truth. I've been following the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and frankly, am disgusted. If you had to ask why a woman wouldn't come forward immediately after a sexual assault, and/or why children would not report their abuse (for Dr Christine Blasey Ford was only 15 when the alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh took place at a house party in 1982), then you don't understand the nature of child sexual abuse and/or sexual assault in the first place. It is insidious and the impact can be long-term. Ford alluded to it when she talked about PTSD and her need to have 2 front doors (so she can escape from her house in a crisis). I've written a piece about this and will share it in due course. How can we spread the light? (P.S: see if you can spot the sweet lil' dog standing next to me in the picture above.) Photo credit: J. M. #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #hike  #hiking  #dog  #dogsofinstagram  #dog 
"It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. 
It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way." - Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Oh, to be wild and free! I love being outdoors and the changing of the seasons. Fall is probably my favourite time of the year, when the leaves are a-changin' and the sun is not blaring down hot, and it's lovely and cool in the shade. Where would you be off to this weekend? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #hike #hiking #love
"It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way." - Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Oh, to be wild and free! I love being outdoors and the changing of the seasons. Fall is probably my favourite time of the year, when the leaves are a-changin' and the sun is not blaring down hot, and it's lovely and cool in the shade. Where would you be off to this weekend? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #hike  #hiking  #love 
"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. ... live in the question." - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Amen. I had a rough night yesterday, when a memory sprang unbidden to my mind. But like a detective story, I followed the clue it gave me, and I was finally able to figure out, after all these years, how old I was when the abuse happened. I wasn't 10 years old, like I had thought, I was much younger. In a way, it brought relief and closure as Iike most survivors, I had little memory of what happened. It was painful but for me, it was a gift, this memory. How do you do self-care? For me, it's to be asked to be held, and to indulge in baths with Himalayan pink rock salt. #everychildmatters❤️ #childsexualabuse #girls #girl #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots #exposure #focus #capture #moment #photo @top.tags #photos #love #selfcare #children #DoGood #socialgood
"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. ... live in the question." - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet Amen. I had a rough night yesterday, when a memory sprang unbidden to my mind. But like a detective story, I followed the clue it gave me, and I was finally able to figure out, after all these years, how old I was when the abuse happened. I wasn't 10 years old, like I had thought, I was much younger. In a way, it brought relief and closure as Iike most survivors, I had little memory of what happened. It was painful but for me, it was a gift, this memory. How do you do self-care? For me, it's to be asked to be held, and to indulge in baths with Himalayan pink rock salt. #everychildmatters ❤️ #childsexualabuse  #girls  #girl  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #color  #all_shots  #exposure  #focus  #capture  #moment  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #love  #selfcare  #children  #DoGood  #socialgood 
"The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure." - Cornelia Funke, Inkheart 
I was born and raised on an island, and I miss the ocean sometimes. Throwback to when I was out training on the frozen Hudson Strait off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. We would ski across the pristine white ice, stretched to the horizon in all directions. I would forget I was on the ocean until startled, I would come across a bit of brown or green kelp, peeking above the ice. Peek-a-boo, it seems to say, I see you. Where do you belong? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #lovemywork #love
"The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure." - Cornelia Funke, Inkheart I was born and raised on an island, and I miss the ocean sometimes. Throwback to when I was out training on the frozen Hudson Strait off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. We would ski across the pristine white ice, stretched to the horizon in all directions. I would forget I was on the ocean until startled, I would come across a bit of brown or green kelp, peeking above the ice. Peek-a-boo, it seems to say, I see you. Where do you belong? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #lovemywork  #love 
"Often, beyond the next turning, footfalls of a herd galloping across stone were heard, or further in the distance, with reassuring grunts, a wild boar could be seen, trotting with steady stride along the edge of the road with her sow and a whole procession of young in tow. And then one's heart beat faster upon advancing a little into the subtle light: one might have said that the path had suddenly become wild, thick with grass, its dark paving-slabs engulfed by nettles, blackthorn and sloe, so that it mingled up time past rather than crossing country-side, and perhaps it was going to issue forth, in the chiaroscuro of thicket smelling of moistened down and fresh grass, into one of those glades where animals spoke to men." - Julien Gracq

Yes. Of glades, and the woods whispering its magic. Oh, what a lovely, lazy Sunday morning. What gladdens your heart this weekend? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #dogs #dog #dogsofinstagram #love
"Often, beyond the next turning, footfalls of a herd galloping across stone were heard, or further in the distance, with reassuring grunts, a wild boar could be seen, trotting with steady stride along the edge of the road with her sow and a whole procession of young in tow. And then one's heart beat faster upon advancing a little into the subtle light: one might have said that the path had suddenly become wild, thick with grass, its dark paving-slabs engulfed by nettles, blackthorn and sloe, so that it mingled up time past rather than crossing country-side, and perhaps it was going to issue forth, in the chiaroscuro of thicket smelling of moistened down and fresh grass, into one of those glades where animals spoke to men." - Julien Gracq Yes. Of glades, and the woods whispering its magic. Oh, what a lovely, lazy Sunday morning. What gladdens your heart this weekend? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #dogs  #dog  #dogsofinstagram  #love 
"In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

Amen. Am feeling blessed to be happily ensconced in beautiful Steamboat Springs for a while. I went out on a drive last weekend to see the amazing fall colors and came across my first wild bear, porcupine (dead), wild turkeys, the usual deer, elk and cattle, and oh, my first skunk! It was like going on a safari except this is where I live. Fall is probably my favorite season of the year when it's still warm during the day, but cool in the evenings, perfect for staying in and catching up with those whom you care about. How do you express your gratitude? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #girl #girls
"In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Amen. Am feeling blessed to be happily ensconced in beautiful Steamboat Springs for a while. I went out on a drive last weekend to see the amazing fall colors and came across my first wild bear, porcupine (dead), wild turkeys, the usual deer, elk and cattle, and oh, my first skunk! It was like going on a safari except this is where I live. Fall is probably my favorite season of the year when it's still warm during the day, but cool in the evenings, perfect for staying in and catching up with those whom you care about. How do you express your gratitude? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #girl  #girls 
"No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown." - Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Beautifully said. There's fewer things better than going on a short hike with dogs out in the beautiful wilderness of Colorado, seeing the joy on the pooches' faces. It reminds me again of the simplicity of life, seeing the world through their eyes. What brings you joy? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #dogs #dog
"No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown." - Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Beautifully said. There's fewer things better than going on a short hike with dogs out in the beautiful wilderness of Colorado, seeing the joy on the pooches' faces. It reminds me again of the simplicity of life, seeing the world through their eyes. What brings you joy? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #dogs  #dog 
"Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it." - Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

This gal @kwintah. Am so proud of her with her work that she's doing in youth and sports, ably mentored by the amazing @emaloba. And yes, she's holding my book "Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse" now in its 2nd print run, after having been launched last November. You go, gals! What are you proud of? #projectbeauty #travel #traveling #Kenya #Nairobi #girls #girl #books #bookstagram #DoGood #socialgood #toptags #girl #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color
"Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it." - Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning This gal @kwintah. Am so proud of her with her work that she's doing in youth and sports, ably mentored by the amazing @emaloba. And yes, she's holding my book "Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse" now in its 2nd print run, after having been launched last November. You go, gals! What are you proud of? #projectbeauty  #travel  #traveling  #Kenya  #Nairobi  #girls  #girl  #books  #bookstagram  #DoGood  #socialgood  #toptags  #girl  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #color 
"I have not always chosen the safest path. I've made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I've learned something important along the way: I've learned to heed the call of my heart. I've learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I've learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted." - Steve Goodier

Amen. What has your journey been like? What are your fears and what are you doing to overcome them? I'd love to hear from you! Photo credit: Jessica K. #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl
"I have not always chosen the safest path. I've made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I've learned something important along the way: I've learned to heed the call of my heart. I've learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I've learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted." - Steve Goodier Amen. What has your journey been like? What are your fears and what are you doing to overcome them? I'd love to hear from you! Photo credit: Jessica K. #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl 
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." - Madeleine L'Engle

Too true. I just finished my 8th book reading, this time at the @bledstrategicforum at Lake Bled, Slovenia. Kudos to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry, the @bmwfoundation and @matejg for making this happen! I am very grateful. Thank you too to @drmnyunewyork and @gul.mome for your support. As some of you know, I am now working on my next project: a graphic novel curated by children for children. Totally excited about this. Watch this space! Photo credit: I. S. #projectbeauty #everychildmatters❤️ #girls #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #girl #children #child
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." - Madeleine L'Engle Too true. I just finished my 8th book reading, this time at the @bledstrategicforum at Lake Bled, Slovenia. Kudos to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry, the @bmwfoundation and @matejg for making this happen! I am very grateful. Thank you too to @drmnyunewyork and @gul.mome for your support. As some of you know, I am now working on my next project: a graphic novel curated by children for children. Totally excited about this. Watch this space! Photo credit: I. S. #projectbeauty  #everychildmatters ❤️ #girls  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #girl  #children  #child 
"None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day: walk. But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze." - Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking

How true. It's so wonderful to be back in my beautiful Steamboat Springs, hiking up Emerald Mountain catching up with a girlfriend, as is my wont, taking in the blue sky punctuated with circling eagles above me, dirt beneath my feet, verdant green everywhere. Am resting in my little haven before I head back out to Slovenia this Sunday to speak at the @BledStrategicForum organized by the Slovenian Foreign Ministry. It will be my 8th book reading on the issue of child sexual abuse. Doing my bit to put an end to this scourge. What are your plans for this weekend? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #hike #hiking #love #adventure #action
"None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day: walk. But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze." - Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking How true. It's so wonderful to be back in my beautiful Steamboat Springs, hiking up Emerald Mountain catching up with a girlfriend, as is my wont, taking in the blue sky punctuated with circling eagles above me, dirt beneath my feet, verdant green everywhere. Am resting in my little haven before I head back out to Slovenia this Sunday to speak at the @BledStrategicForum organized by the Slovenian Foreign Ministry. It will be my 8th book reading on the issue of child sexual abuse. Doing my bit to put an end to this scourge. What are your plans for this weekend? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #hike  #hiking  #love  #adventure  #action