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Misogi: Learning to do the impossible


The idea of Misogi is to take on a challenge that radically expands your sense of what is possible.  What began as an ancient Shinto myth-story that included self purification after a champion’s return from the underworld is now practiced by world class athletes and business visionaries to create truly massive change.  Misogi is on […]

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How to Sky Dive from Outer Space and Other Unpragmatic Advice

Red Bull Stratos

Red Bull Stratos: Misson to the Edge of Space It was 2000 and I was in the packed Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City with the world’s largest gathering of the top explorers on and off the planet. It was my first ECAD or Explorers Club Annual dinner. That most […]

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We’ve been nominated! National Geographic Traveler of the Year 2012

the adventure couple

Thanks to Vicki Born, one of our long time travelers, we have been nominated for National Geographic Traveler of the Year, 2012. It was quite unexpected to receive this nomination. We love to travel, give back and share our love of adventure with the world. But it is not our intention to be “acknowledged” for […]

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Home too long? How do you know??

One of my favorites that I wrote, thought it was time to repost it! My neighbor came by the other day and when he came into my house he was in hysterics. I chuckled with him and asked what was so funny. He said,” I always laugh when I see the plaque at your front […]

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Are You Afraid of Your Bucket List?

What’s on Your Bucket List and WHY Haven’t You Done It? We all have bucket lists. Things we want to do before we die. How many items does your bucket list have on it? 10? 20? 100? Take a look at it. Is it the same 20 or 100 things this year as it was […]

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The Greatness Puzzle

The Greatness Puzzle Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ― Albert Einstein In life, we are all building our own personal jigsaw puzzle. I call it a greatness puzzle. We are each individually […]

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Finding Balance in Life….Or Not

The idea of finding balance in life crowds pages of self help books, dominates magazine articles and sucks up hours of day time talk shows. They purport that once you find balance, you will be happy. Balance your career with your family, your work with your play, your up time with your down time. Even […]

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Talk About a Schlep!!

Getting There is Half the Fun – Part 1 Last year, I decided to go to Nepal and Tibet to join my husband’s climbing team to summit Cho Oyu, the 6th highest peak in the world.  And while the story of climbing the mountain is amazing, what’s just as amazing is the story of simply […]

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Me, Myself and I – A Post about….well….Me

My mother told me that during the developmental stages of my life, meaning in the womb, I got stuck in the “gill phase” and that is how I came to be a fish.  That pretty much sums me up! But two things have happened that led me to post about myself in this post because […]

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Over the Edge of the World

climbing mt everest

Over the Edge of the World – Over the Edge of the World is the title of a magnificent book about Magellan discovering the straits which bear his name.  I believe this is also where the explorers of the world find their place and their peace, at the literal edge of human existence.  There is […]

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