Tag Archives: Find your awe


Today is the 40th anniversay of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  That day, a portion of this beautiful volcano blasted off into the atmosphere.  Two months later, my husband and I were driving into Washington State to check it out as our possible future home.  Before we left, my mom questioned me, “You aren’t […]
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Earth Day 2020/Covid-19

I recently read an obituary of a woman in her late 90’s who passed away from the coronavirus.  Her older sister passed away 102 years ago during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic!  Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Earth Day 2020 falls in the same year that we are struggling with the […]
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Summer in the Mountains

There is nothing quite like watching the sun rise in the mountains.  The views are breathtaking and the mountain air is fresh and clean.  I captured these shots of the sun coming up behind the hills as I was looking east across this open space. Now this is a healthy way to start your day!

Summer in the City

Summer in Seattle this year was very warm and sunny.  Unfortunately, we also had to deal with smokey skies due to western wildfires that significantly impacted our air quality. I did get in some sweaty bikes, took in some beautiful city views, and watched the seaplanes swoop down onto Lake Union. Summer’s not over yet!

Awe in the Sky

In July, I blogged about the importance of play and finding your awe as a means of supporting your health and wellness foundation.  I recently had the opportunity to take an awe-inspiring flight with my son over Puget Sound.  We took off from Boeing Field in Seattle, flew north to Kingston, circled back down over […]
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Indoor Awe Walks

Let me be very clear that an awe walk inside is not a cardio activity.  However, that does not mean “inside” awe moments are not an important piece to supporting your health and wellness. Here are some places to look for awe indoors: ***Inside a historic building or church Walking the streets of Rome Italy, […]
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Urban Awe Walk

Walking in urban areas may not be as awe-inspiring to me as it is to those who thrive on city living and participating in city life, but I have had my awe moments!  Yes, fourth row seats at Safeco Field to watch the Mariners was pretty awe-inspiring, and they won the game:) Try these options: […]
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Wonder & Wildlife

The last full day in the park we got up early and headed out from Gardiner, back into the park. The Mammoth to Tower-Roosevelt drive was spectacular! We were also focused on safety on bear country hikes!  My sister even got a Yellowstone cap with a bear logo stitched on the front.  I did not […]
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Boiling Geysers and Hot Springs

Although the weather was marginal when we first flew into Bozeman, by the time we got down to Old Faithful we had some blue skies. Our second full day we toured and hiked around the Old Faithful area. We got off the board walks to trek up and see the Solitary Geyser. The average elevation […]
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Yellowstone’s Vistas and Views

I have blogged frequently about the importance of finding your awe, intentionally regaining that sense of wonder you often felt as a child.  Awe is difficult to define, but research shows that the awestruck state of being is good for you, and promotes wellness. Artist Point is one of those views in Yellowstone National Park […]
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