Mountainous Hiatus: A Mindful Power

When I think back to my Everest trek, I rarely think of the hardships, but it is fascinating to consider all that I faced. Foot injures, nerve injuries, cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, exhaustion; none of it stopped me, nor does it stop most trekkers. At home, I would easily take the day off for any of these ailments, but in the mountains, a day off is not possible. The mountains mold you.


Less Is More

My journey through the Himalayas has proven to me that the cookie-cutters society stuffs us into are plastic, malleable, and ultimately breakable. My shift in perspective came from the meditative experience I felt during my trek to Everest Base Camp. Now before you turn away, let me clarify that this is not a spiritual post.

We Are The Tidal Wave

Today I bought fruits and veggies in reusable bags. I used old t-shirts and bandanas to make bags for my items. Sure, it would be easier to buy reusable produce bags, but the very production of such bags actually takes more resources than producing plastic bags. Surprised? So was I…