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Lessons Learned

With any luck, and God willing, this will be my last post on cancer for a while. Ten days ago, I had a follow-up visit at the Mayo Clinic that went really well. That night, for the first time in nearly two months, I fell into a peaceful sleep. Fortified with some rest, and fresh off a family vacation, I’ve had time to think about what I’ve learned this summer. The past … [Read More...]

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Wondering Where It Snows?

This nifty infographic shows the resort in each state with the highest annual snowfall. It's good fun on these hot days! Enjoy! Source: Williams Ski and … [Read More...]

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Holding You in the Light

On June 8, I took, what to me seemed at the time, a huge risk. I published a post about having cancer. And I asked for your love and support. The post went up … [Read More...]

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The Biggest Adventure

For 18 years, my husband and I have been getting outdoors with our kids. When our oldest son was just shy of one month we took him high into the San Juan Mountains for a retreat at the family cabin. On the first night of our journey, he slept through for … [Read More...]

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Spring Cleaning for Skiers

As one of my friends says, "May is the new December."  Just when you thought life couldn't get any busier, it does, especially if you have kids in school. Everything happens at once: end of the year concerts and performances, spring sports, conferences, … [Read More...]

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Introducing PRISMSPORT Active Wear (Giveaway, Too)

I hate to admit it, but I love yoga pants. It’s a mommy-dom stereotype, an internet meme. But yoga pants are  really practical. They don’t wrinkle, they’re always comfortable and as long as I’m wearing them, there’s a chance I’ll go running or to the … [Read More...]

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On Ski Injuries and Magical Thinking

For the first week I indulged in magical thinking. I would lie in my bed in the morning and if I was pain-free, wrapped warm and cozy in a narcotic haze, I’d think about skiing. I’d picture myself jumping out of bed, stretching my arms skyward. Then I’d … [Read More...]

Skiing, and learning, with friends if more fun. And no, you don't have to have matching coats!

Pyrrhic Victories: What’s A Mom To Do?

When our son was  9 years old, he placed second overall for the season in our local ski racing club. It was his first year of racing and he was absolutely thrilled. His coaches congratulated him, breaking the good news with smiles, hugs and a round of M&Ms … [Read More...]

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Go. Play. The Forests Are Calling.

Just over 100 years ago, in March 1915 to be exact, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Term Occupancy Act, a law that would eventually shape how and where we ski in the United States. Also known as the Occupancy Permits Act of 1915, the law provided a … [Read More...]