Snowboarding: Facing Fear & Living Large

Of all the things I love to do in my life, snowboarding is right near the top of the list. It's an activity that allows me be (mostly) "free." When I'm cruising down the mountain I am able to switch off my thinking and truly experience being... Being one with my snowboard, being one with the mountain, being one with nature, and ultimately, being one with the Universe. In general, my brain functions in an overly-active kind of way, and one of my challenges is letting go of the noise in my own head. For some reason, being on the mountain gives me that sense of peace that I so desperately need to stay in balance in my life. Last weekend I did something that I have had on my bucket list for literally years-a snowboarding adventure to Silverton, CO, one of the most extreme skiing mountains in the world. I have two beautiful and extremely talented younger sisters, Louise and Jesse, who are also crusher snowboarding bunnies. We decided that it would be fun to do this as a "sisters trip" … [Read more...]