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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A. A. Milne Happiness starts with gratitude. Science now shows us this airy concept is founded in neural connections and chemical reactions in neurotransmitters. The fields of brain based teaching and positive psychology were eye openers for […]

Strong foundations are an important strategy in developing anything worthwhile. Standing on the top of Mt Audubon I was struck by the boys’ smiles. I had  dreamed of and prepared for this moment for years. The day my son reached a peak that involved multiple mountaineering skills. The boys weren’t the only ones with a grin […]

First Published in Dirtbag Dreams. I love early season skiing in the backcountry, there is a stoke and uncertainty that accompanies it, and as always, a single moment can change everything. One minute I am flying through waist deep Berthoud Pass powder, the next I am staring uphill at my ski-less leg and I know it is […]