Nepal Trip ~ Day 9: Unexpected love and Reflection

The mountain can be a treacherous place and is incredibly unforgiving. The winds today were hurricane levels… ferocious and skin piercing. I am having a difficult time with my climbing and breathing today. Today I am also thinking about LOVE. I am missing my loved ones and wondering how they are spending this beautiful day… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 9: Unexpected love and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 8: Stolen Essence and Reflection

Hasita told us the story of the woman with no essence. She was a lonely woman. She was an empty woman. Her heart was filled with so much love but she was extremely sad. She forgot how to love and was left without words and completely misunderstood in the world. She could no longer take… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 8: Stolen Essence and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 7: Path of trees, Rest and Reflection

For lunch today we ate the most delicious stew, filled with meat, some unfamiliar greens, carrots, peas, and potatoes (of course there was a vegetarian stew prepared) and the bread here is delicious and fresh. We have been eating extremely well. On our team we have a cook who prepares all our meals and it… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 7: Path of trees, Rest and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 6: The Fire and Reflection

I have given up everything! This is what I am meditating on today. I am thinking about all that I have given up to be here. I packed up my home, my personal belongings, my books, my altars, my clothes and my beautiful art and just left. I have left New York City to start… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 6: The Fire and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 5: What rises… and reflection

Day 5: What rises… and reflection “Sometimes I give myself the creeps. Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me…” Courtney is so present on this trip. It’s funny how music can just put a person in great spirits or bring up memories from the past or even point you internally to places that you might… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 5: What rises… and reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 4: Day of Ascension and Reflection

Day 4: Day of Ascension and Reflection Good morning day. Today we begin—this is the day of ascension. We arrived to the bottom of Makalu early and here we were held at base camp until all of the other teams arrived so that we could begin our trek. The daily schedule of climbing is 4… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 4: Day of Ascension and Reflection

Nepal trip ~ Day 3: Team selection, Today I met and Reflection

Day 3 ~ Team selection, Today I met and Reflection Today more people have joined the expedition and the energy is incredible. There are climbers and hikers of all levels. Many teams climb Makalu for sport, others climb these mountains as a yearly spiritual experience. Today I met a 70 year old woman who is… Continue reading Nepal trip ~ Day 3: Team selection, Today I met and Reflection

Nepal trip ~ Day 2: Flight and Day of arrival

Note to newcomers accepting the writing challenge! You can begin the challenge at any point. There is no right or wrong way to participate. You are not being graded or judged. This is a gift we are giving ourselves. So be gentle during this process. We are about to climb a mountain, YO! Remember that.… Continue reading Nepal trip ~ Day 2: Flight and Day of arrival

Nepal trip ~ Day 1: Goodbye dinner and Reflection / What I will take with me

Welcome to the 40 day writing challenge!!!!!!!!! Everyday we will be writing together. Reflecting. Exploring. Hiking some pretty treacherous trails. But you can do this! We can do this! We will do this TOGETHER. See you tomorrow in Nepal! ❤️ Day 1: Goodbye dinner and Reflection / What I will take with me ~ Good… Continue reading Nepal trip ~ Day 1: Goodbye dinner and Reflection / What I will take with me

40 Day Writers Challenge/Retreat and Expedition ~ FREE

Good morning loves, I am writing to invite you to travel with me to Nepal! For the next forty days We will be journaling on this imaginary yet extremely important trip. We will be writing about our personal experiences on this journey. This is not merely an exercise on writing, but a test of endurance,… Continue reading 40 Day Writers Challenge/Retreat and Expedition ~ FREE