I Did It

by Karen Mirlenbrink 4

I just participated in what was probably one of the most significant and empowering experiences of my life. It was so powerful, it has been hard for me to digest it all to write this blog for you, but I am going to give it my ...

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The Gift of Wild Places

by Terri Schneider 3

Giddy. Sitting in the parking lot of the Merced Amtrak Station waiting for my friend Greg’s train to arrive from San Francisco, it felt like Christmas morning. Glee. As if it were my first time. In anticipation of this trip, I watched yet another documentary of ...

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The Power of Girlfriends

by Jill Robinson 0

Considering my time with ocean-related sports, I’m surprised that I haven’t carried my interest over to rivers. The only time I’ve ever river rafted was the summer before my last year as an undergraduate, with a handful of girlfriends on the American River. There was little ...

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Silence in Xibalba

by Jill Robinson 4

Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, is described in the Popul Vuh as a place of fear where the dead had to traverse an obstacle course of bats, jaguars, rivers of blood and rooms of sharp knives. Cenotes, the deep limestone sinkholes scattered throughout the Mexican Maya world, ...

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Sand Skiing = Inspiration = Health!

by Tamara Jacobi 4

At what time in your life did you feel best? This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I’ve had some pretty drastic highs and lows in my life, and as I reflect on these cycles I noticed a trend… inspiration.   The times in ...

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