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Scary stories and how to face them

Creek Week is coming up next week, and inevitably the question of scary river stories and how to process them will be a topic of conversation. I remember being on the banks of the White Nile River in Uganda scouting …

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How to paddle with fewer strokes

Do you feel like you paddle hard and still miss lines on the river? The problem may be that you’re paddling too much. Paddling is sometimes overemphasized in instruction causing loss of control and unnecessary energy expenditure. A few years …

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How to uplevel your boof

Creek Week is almost here, and I’m excited to work with the group to uplevel their boof, one of my favorite whitewater kayaking skills. Not only is boofing fun, but it’s also a key technique that allows you to work …

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How to eat for a powerful mindset

If you’re skeptical about the connection between your food and your mindset, I’m glad you’re here. You know you’ve felt it: You’re really nervous about something (like a rapid, or a presentation you’re about to give) and you feel like …

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Burn Off Your Brain Fog

Are you suffering from brain fog that makes you dull and negatively impacts your work and play? Wouldn’t you rather be clear, focused, and get your work done efficiently so you have more time for the things that bring you …

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6 Spring Cleaning Essentials for Your Body and Mind

If you think your house is the only thing that needs spring cleaning, think again. Your body and your mind are your home too and they need a good cleaning to stay fit, clear and agile. When you open your …

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Stop being so hard on yourself

Do you have a tendency to focus on what you did wrong and beat yourself up for it? I can relate. I’m a recovering perfectionist too. ‘We’re all in between swims’ is a phrase you commonly hear in the world …

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How to find your people

Are you wanting to create and deepen community connection in your life? A common question I get from women, especially in the paddling world is: ‘How do I connect with other like-minded women I can paddle/adventure with? Here are 3 …

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How to create what you want

How often do you pencil in activities on Someday? Never heard of ‘Someday’ being on the calendar? That’s because ‘Someday’ doesn’t exist in reality. There are 7 days in a week and ‘Someday’ isn’t one of them. Saying you’ll do …

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4 winter health habits

Is the darkness and cold of winter getting you down? You’re not alone. A lot of folks struggle with both their physical and mental wellbeing during the winter months. Learning how to stoke your inner fire is a key skill …

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