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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 on the Road: Anza-Borrego State Park

Happiness on the Road: Anza-Borrego State Park “It’s the oasis,” said the camel driver. “Well, why don’t we go there right now?” the boy asked. “Because we have to sleep.” ~ Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist As many of you know … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness – Walking in the Rain

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness – Walking in the Rain Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest … Continue reading

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Happiness, the minimalist mind and hiking the Appalachian Trail

Happiness, the minimalist mind & hiking the Appalachian Trail I want to hike the Appalachian Trail because it will be an adventure, adventure is transformational and I want to live a transformational life         ~ Rev Kane As my big adventure … Continue reading

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My Annual Thanksgiving Day Hike

My Annual Thanksgiving Day Hike After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value. – G.M. Trevelyan Each year for Thanksgiving I do a hike in the morning, turkey in the afternoon.  My Thanksgiving tradition includes three of my … Continue reading

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Little Mountain Therapy

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Little Mountain Therapy Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward I write about my love for Thanksgiving every year, … Continue reading

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Adventure and Travel Make You Happy

Adventure and Travel Make You Happy The world is a book and  those who do not travel have only read a single page ~ Saint Augustine So it’s a bit of a lazy Sunday night for me tonight, work last … 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, Friendship and Hiking Surprise

Happiness, Friendship and a Surprise Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light ~ Helen Keller So recently I was back east, my siblings and I threw a surprise 75th birthday party for … Continue reading

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Happiness is Making Dreams Come True

Happiness is Making Dreams Come True Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches … Continue reading

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