Who Moved My Purpose?

In 1955 a young girl named Susie Williams asked her friend Billie Jean King to play tennis. Billie responded, “what’s tennis?” 17 years later, Billie Jean King championed the effort to get Title IX approved so that women in an educational institution could have equal opportunities to play sports; a year later, she beat Bobby Riggs in the infamous tennis match dubbed “The Battle of The Sexes;” […]

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Last Frontier Heliskiing – What Dreams Are Made Of

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In October 2015, I got an email inviting me on a trip to Last Frontier Heliskiing in Canada. A lifelong dream was coming true, at the most unexpected time. Life has a way of giving you exactly what you need when you need it most.  So for me, it was in the midst of a mild depression last fall (October 2015) that I first learned about the opportunity […]

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Monte Cristo Directissimo- The Mountains Are Mirrors

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My head spins with irrational fear. The weight of past mistakes, falls onto my shoulders, collapsing my core. I feel vulnerable, scared, but I’m lying safely in my bed, tucked under my down-comforter as my fiancee changes out of his work clothes before crawling in beside me. He’s suggested our route for tomorrow: Monte Cristo Directissimo. In Andrew McClean’s The Chuting Gallery: A Guide to Steep Skiing […]

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7 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Jen Hudak in Japan

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but 2015 took its toll on me; my lifestyle changed dramatically, grief and depression initiated some bad diet choices that eventually became habits (excessive sweets, lots of cheese and more fried foods than I’d care to admit). My strong-willed days of working out for 4+ hours a day and following the WHOLE30 Program seem long behind me, buried with […]

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Skiing Utah’s Suicide Chute

Working my way the chute! Slow & steady...

Skiing Utah’s Suicide Chute is a rite-of-passage for any Wasatch backcountry skier. The chute, located off the south ridge of Mt. Superior stares at you from Alta and beckons you to ski it. About this time last year, I watched a video of Angel Collinson and Erik Roner skiing the iconic line. It looked magical and certainly planted a seed with me. Rise and Shine It’s still […]

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