Category Archives: Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Happiness and the Three Questions

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Happiness and the Three Questions We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our … Continue reading

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My Best AT Posts from the Last Year

My Best AT Posts from the Last Year Today is the birthday of one of my hiking partners from last year, Kingfisher.  The picture above is our belated celebration we held at the Laughing Heart Hostel in Hot Springs, NC.  … Continue reading

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Himalayan Travelogue – The Whole Thing!

Himalayan Travelogue – The Whole Thing! Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame. … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Learning Acceptance

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Learning Acceptance The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.      ~ Nathaniel Branden When you set out to do a long-distance thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail you know a few things in … Continue reading

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Happiness is the Desert

The next couple of weeks are all about getting ready for the AT both mentally and physically. Physically I’m on my way, mentally, I need to keep slowing down, keep easing off of the throttle, becoming less dependent on normal everyday life in anticipation of a simpler new normal. Not an easy new normal, but certainly a simpler one, perhaps a better one. Hopefully you’ll find some time during the holiday madness to simplify, relax and find a new normal for yourself, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane Continue reading

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Happiness is Giving: Gear Forward

Happiness is Giving: Gear Forward Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu So today I want to draw your attention to an organization near and dear to my heart, … Continue reading

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On Burning Man & The Appalachian Trail

On Burning Man & The Appalachian Trail   If you are unwilling to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary ~ Jim Rohn       First a little background, I am currently off the trail … Continue reading

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The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. ~ Coretta Scott King There are times when we all feel alone, times when we feel like no one cares … Continue reading

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Happiness and Missing Some Perfect Days

Happiness and Missing Some Perfect Days I don’t like nostalgia, unless it’s mine. ~ Lou Reed Today I’m allowing myself a bit of nostalgia, I’ve been back in the default world for a little over a month now.  I’m adapting, … Continue reading

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Are you ready for your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Are you ready for your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike You need special shoes for hiking — and a bit of a special soul as well. ~ Terri Guillemets So you want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? First off, congratulations and good … Continue reading

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