Category Archives for "Create Change"

Familiar or Valu-able?

We get up, dress and go to work.  We get paid, spend and start over.  We get hungry, eat and do it again.  We see the same people at work, at ‘play’ and at family get-togethers. Familiar is simply what is comfortable – our unquestioned routine.  Familiar doesn’t change or grow. When we are truly […]

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Just Start!

Nothing happens until we start. However, how we start has a big impact on how we progress! Whether we are ‘restarting’ or starting for the first time, “HOW” we start truly affects the end result. Our brain has a Reticular Activating System (RAS) whose purpose it is to keep us ‘safe’. When we begin to […]

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1 Overcoming Challenges!

Why in the world would a 59-year old woman (non-hiker) choose to climb Pikes Peak on an absolutely perfectly beautiful day? For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of heights, rocks, loose stones, uneven surfaces and anything athletic.  Those fears have deprived me of much enjoyment from beaches, to cruise ships, […]

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3 The Power of “Yes”!

September 9th was a momentous day as my team and I climbed to the top of Pikes Peak – – – 14,000’ starting from 6,000’ feet – – –  over 13 miles.  The beginning couple of miles are quite steep, but I had been training at a 125 incline for hours on my treadmill, so […]

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2 From “Special” Shoes to Hiking Shoes

In grade school, I had to wear “special” shoes.  I had weak ankles and was continually spraining them, so the doctor told my parents that “special” shoes were what I needed then and probably the rest of my life.  I remember the embarrassment of wearing those clunkers when other girls wore “fun” shoes – – […]

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A Glimpse of the Future

During my late 40s I was running a large wellness clinic in Denver, Colorado.  I was pretty good at helping people with their health challenges. However, I began to notice that women in their 50s and 60s didn’t look very good.  In fact most of them were stooped over, looking at or already had joint […]

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