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Relax in Style and Hike Like a Madwoman – Phoenix, Arizona

  BraveSkiMom.com – As a child, we often took our Spring Breaks in the Valley of the Sun, precisely because it was the Valley of the Sun and it was hot. After a cold snowy winter, escaping to the resorts of Phoenix and Scottsdale offered a quick preview of summer and a welcome respite from hats, gloves and heavy coats. What did we do? We … Continue reading Relax in Style and Hike Like a Madwoman – Phoenix, Arizona

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Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

It wasn’t until I started trail running that I fell back in love with the sport of running. There is nothing quite like getting back to nature in that primal way than trail running blissfully through the woods, just you, your legs and the sound of your feet hitting the dirt. If you are thinking about getting out there, here are a few basics that … Continue reading Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

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July Pose of the Month – Parvritta Parsvakonasana

  Parvritta Parsvakonasana Revolved Extended Side Angle: (par-ee-vrt-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) Revolved Extended Side Angle POST YOUR POSE OF THE MONTH AND TAG #METAYOGA to enter into a chance to win $25 gift certificate! parvritta = to turn around, revolve parsva = side, flank  kona = angle Step by Step Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3½ to 4 feet apart. Rest your hands on … Continue reading July Pose of the Month – Parvritta Parsvakonasana

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The Telluride Yoga Festival – A Unique Summertime Event

Founded in 2007, the Telluride Yoga Festival 2014 is an intimate yoga retreat held in the spiritual mountain setting of Telluride, Colorado. The former mining town lies in a box canyon, surrounded on all three sides by 14,000-foot peaks. This ideal setting includes an incredible line up of classes taught by world-renowned instructors in intimate venues in both Telluride and Mountain Village.  The Telluride Yoga Festival is … Continue reading The Telluride Yoga Festival – A Unique Summertime Event

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Shopping – Small Town Salida Big Time Shops

Shopping and Women, I know it is a cliche but shopping is fun especially when you make it an outing! I truly believe in supporting small businesses, there is always a great, unique item to be found. I took a trip to Salida recently and found some really great shops! Here is a peek inside some of their many great shops, they are all so colorful too! … Continue reading Shopping – Small Town Salida Big Time Shops

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4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

A slowing metabolism is a natural part of aging. Most of us are not thrilled about this part of getting older; the idea of carrying around extra pounds is generally unwelcome.  Though your first response to a slowing metabolism might be to reduce your calorie intake or extend your workouts I highly recommend that you take a moment to consider that this may not be … Continue reading 4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

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Gear Checking: Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon

Hiking in FiveFingers. It was something that up until recently I could never imagine. I had run, walked, worked, paddleboarded, and kayaked in various pairs. When I got my pair of Spyridons in the Spring I started to feel I could do more in them. Of course I couldn’t do more at first because I got them right after my shoulder surgery. I could only walk. I was … Continue reading Gear Checking: Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon