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How My Love of Nature Saved My Life

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Photo: Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel, Azores

May is finally upon us.  It’s the height of spring, the season of new things, and the time to buy new cute sandals. It’s the time of year when the weather is warm enough to enjoy it and not quite hot enough to loathe the sun.  And do you know what else May is? It’s Mental Health Awareness month.

I actually didn’t know that there was a month set aside to bring awareness to mental health issues until just recently, but now that I know I am in full support! I think there are so many untruths, rumors, stereotypes, and stigmas around mental health issues in American society.  It seems to only become a hot button topic when there’s a tragedy surrounding someone who suffered from mental illness.  This year’s theme is #B4Stage4, encouraging identifying the symptoms of mental illness early and seeking help before it becomes an issue. Continue Reading

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Ski Day Trip at Hunter Mountain: A Newbie’s Ski Adventure

You have to be pretty nuts to leave the mild temperatures of sunny Florida and head to the blistering cold and snow of the northeast for a ski day trip adventure. Hello.  It’s nice to meet you.  I’m “Nuts”.  A group of friends  in an online adventure group for black women (Black Adventuristas) came together for a ski meet up, so I jumped at this opportunity. It was a deal from Sourced Adventures that included a charter bus pick up from Manhattan, New York where we would be transported up to the Catskill Mountains for a ski day trip at Hunter Mountain.

 

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Top 20 Adventures of 2014 and New 2015 Goals

Happy New Year!  2014 has come and gone.  What a busy year it’s been!  I’ve been so fortunate to experience so many different things this year.  Many were life altering experiences that have motivated me to set my sights to do even more.  I’ve become much more comfortable exploring and being in solitude over the last year.  I’ve pushed myself beyond physical and mental boundaries that I never knew I was capable of.   I’m a little late, but here are my reflections of 2014 featuring my top 20 adventures of last year.  Continue Reading…

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Five Tips to Make Time For Adventure

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Adventure is everywhere.  Yet, in today’s society we tend to get wrapped up in our  daily whirlwind lives and these moments and chances for a new experience just pass us by.   A question I’m asked all the time is how on earth do you have time to travel and go see all of these places that you share on Facebook and Instagram? Here are 5 tips to make time for adventure. Continue Reading…

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Top 10 Ways to Have a Sensational Summer Staycation

Summer vacation is almost over!   It seemed to go by so fast but we certainly made the most of it.  One of the best adventures of our summer were spent right here in our own backyard.   Not literally, but just across the bridge.   My teenage son and I were lucky enough to be included in the TradeWinds Resort blogger family event courtesy of Tampa Bay Bloggers and TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach.  This resort has all the elements to proivde the best staycation in Florida. Continue Reading…!

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