Category Archives: Reflections

Mi Familia: Unplugged

The first three hours were the hardest. When our family left for a two-week holiday in Costa Rica this summer, we also left behind all of our electronics. This meant no phones, no tablets, no laptops, not even a watch. … Continue reading

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On Wisdom, Age and Family

While I certainly don’t consider myself stupid or naïve, I would never say that I’m wise. Wisdom is something I associate with ancient Greek philosophers and cartoon owls. It’s such a high and unattainable attribute that I never really even … Continue reading

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How I Found the Courage to Speak Up and Ski Better: A Guest Essay from a BSM

In April, I received an email from a reader named Cora Helm in response to my post on burn out.  In her email Cora mentioned that as a relatively new skier, she often finds herself alone, unwilling to hold other, better skiers … Continue reading

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Even When I Feel Like a Loser, It Turns Out I’m A Winner

On October 10th, I was feeling sorry for myself. It was raining —again – a not uncommon experience in Colorado during the fall of 2013. My husband was in Aspen partying with friends from college, many of them my friends … Continue reading

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Heli Skiing…Falling…And Getting Up Again

I wish I could say my first day heli skiing was an unmitigated success. But that would be a lie. It was a nearly spontaneous adventure. While I knew that I was going be skiing Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British … Continue reading

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