12 January 2017

Words From Someone Else (For A Change)

For the last 15-months I've been writing a new blog every week. I really enjoy writing and the exercise of forcing myself to do it weekly, but it's been harder lately for whatever reason. Maybe it's all the pressure of the New Year, maybe it's the political climate, or maybe I've just plain run out of things to say, but I just don't feel like writing anything new this week.

For something different, here are a few words from other people I think are really worth reading and considering. Enjoy:

Kyle Maynard is the first quadruple-amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. It's pretty darn inspiring. This is his story

"Sometimes when people say things about there being “so many people” at a place, I’m not sure if they’re referring to me, like “please stop taking photos so we can enjoy our lunch,” or if they’re just making a general comment about the number of people they’ve seen on the same trail. And sometimes I just want to say, “You mean people like you?”"

"The 115th Congress spent the first day of its new session making it easier to sell off our public lands. We need your voice to speak to the intrinsic and economic value of our public lands for us and future generations."Speak up.

Winters are shorter, and with less snow. I'm not the only one who cares about this. Winter recreation is a $1.8 billion industry. Seasonal workers are already losing their jobs, or at the very least having them cut short.

"Imagine if people said:“My brain feels like shit. Can we head in for an early apres and talk it out?” or “Woah dude, you seem kinda stressed. Want me to help you out with a mood reconstruction?” We are so quick to shout “RICE! Rest Ice Compression Elevation!” and we should have one for mental health. Let’s change that. Introducing SLUSH. Speak, Listen, Understand, Solution, Hug."

“Right now your grief is this giant gaping hole with sharp edges, but as you move forward in life, the edges soften and other beautiful things start to grow around it, flowers and trees of experiences. The hole never goes away, but it becomes gentler and sort of a garden in your soul, a place you can visit when you want to be near your love.” Beautiful: http://bit.ly/1qLVynh

If you have ideas for blogs for me, go ahead and post in the comments! And hey, thanks for stopping by!

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