Set Your Mind To It

by Karen Mirlenbrink 2

“Damn girl, you strong like bull!” Those were words screamed at me by my shocked Russian client when she found out that I paddled 31 miles in one race last year. Her reaction has stuck with me and brings a smile to my face every time ...

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I Am My Fathers’ Daughter

by Elaine Howley 9

As a little kid, I was definitely a Daddy’s Girl. I fought to sit right next to him on the wide front seat of his banana yellow boat of a car and shoved my brother out to the window side anytime the three of us went ...

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by Karen Mirlenbrink 4

I was first introduced to stand up paddleboarding years ago when I was approached to teach Pilates on the board. Having never really paddled a board before, I was amazed to find that the board I was given to “play with” was essentially a floating yoga ...

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Experiences Are What Make Life Worth Living!

by Michelle Sommers 1

TIME TO GET THAT EXPERIENCE! Experiences are what make life worth living. I recently lost two family members who both lived long, happy lives but it really put things back into perspective for me that life is about creating memories and leaving legacies – not about ...

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by Elaine Howley 2

I landed at Boston’s Logan airport shortly before 7am on March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve always been a big fan of the quasi-holiday, perhaps in part because a substantial part of my national heritage is Irish, perhaps because I had the opportunity to travel around ...

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Why Do You Paddle?

by Karen Mirlenbrink 3

Maybe we should make this question a monthly meditation. But really, why do you? What is it about paddling that keeps you doing it? What has it brought to your life? “Paddling” is a loose word, and I define it as simply that. Paddling. It doesn’t ...

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