Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Every year I try to take myself out of my comfort zone, consciously, by trying something new. It is something I have done for a large part of my life and reminds me that nothing is impossible. It gives me fuel for the times when life gets tough. Most of the time it involves an adrenaline packed activity but not always. Three years ago it was … Continue reading Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

The Mountains or the Beach

Which do you prefer in the summer? Me, I’m torn. I love them both. As someone who grew up on the Jersey Shore (which was not like the TV show of the same name. Heck, those creatures aren’t even from New Jersey. I wonder if they’re even from this planet), I have an almost visceral attachment to the beach. When I was a kid, I spent my entire summer there. … Continue reading The Mountains or the Beach

Shannon Galpin – Fear Does Not Live Here

ShannonGalpin.wordpress.com – Shannon Galpin, founder of Mountain2Mountain a burgeoning nonprofit that has touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children in Afghanistan, is today’s guest blogger. She brings us some perspective and advice on a subject she is well acquainted with: FEAR. I am sitting at my kitchen table, my front door and windows wide open to let in the fresh mountain air, enjoying a cup of coffee … Continue reading Shannon Galpin – Fear Does Not Live Here