Getting Back on Track: Lyme Disease Recovery

It was a typical fall morning in 2011 when, on the last steep hill of my daily hike, I felt like I couldn’t possibly take another step without passing out. The sudden and intense onset of extreme exhaustion made me … Continue reading

Nordic Walking for Warm Weather Training

More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are participating in Nordic walking, an upcoming fitness craze that uses special poles to engage the upper body muscles providing a fantastic, low impact workout, even for those who … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Saved My Life

Snowshoeing saved my life this winter. Not literally saved my life, but figuratively. I don’t know how I would have survived this cold, dark, snowy winter without this sport. Here is my story.

Take care of your body, and take … Continue reading

The Foraged Feast

Knowing what to eat in a survival situation is a great skill to have, but there’s more to eating wild food than the need to stay alive. Foraging is a great way to ramp up your encounter with nature and … Continue reading

Ticked Off: Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is now the fastest growing vector-borne disease in North America. The CDC has upped their estimate of new cases from 30,000 to 300,000 a year in the U.S. In Canada, where denial is still rampant, the government says … Continue reading

Snowshoeing with a Knee Injury

After a horse accident left me with a severe knee injury, I had to rethink a few of my extra-curricular activities such as: hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing just to name a few.

The impact from the horse threw me … Continue reading