Early this week, I was granted access to the operating room, to document a belly birth! The whole surgical team was absolutely amazing! I am humbled to have shared in the special birthday of this little one, it truly is the highest honor. You're a rockstar, Mama!
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I'm pretty pumped that I accomplished this today. I've only been indoor climbing about 2 months and today was my first time outdoor climbing and I was lucky enough to do it in one of the best climbing areas of the west coast (Squamish, BC). I haven't yet completed a 5.9 in the gym and today I completed a 5.8 outdoors that was just over 100ft tall. And crack climbing to boot which I get little experience with at the gym. I'm beyond grateful to live in such a beautiful place where I can learn new outdoor skills that lead to awesome adventures! 🤸🏼♂️🏻⛰
A few years ago, I learned about the Japanese term shinrin-yoku. It means to leisurely take in the forest atmosphere. It's calming and restorative and works in complete opposition to my upbringing. I've been conditioned to think that slowing down is a waste- that it's inefficient and complacent. That the millennial economy is so shit that I have to hustle and bust my ass to feel any semblance of security and contentment. There is a solid kernel of truth in this perspective, but it's a limiting, repressed way to live. Nowadays, I am so unbelievably grateful to be in a place that hypnotically slows me down through its sheer natural beauty. That opens my mind and heart to savour the full wave of emotions that flavour my actions. Good vibes galore #squamishisawesome
....and the excitement continues with a climbing social cancer fundraiser put on by @tothemaxcycling! Come by next Friday (June 2nd) to meet some rad people and climb hard in the name of curing cancer.
More details http://ow.ly/pRnJ30c6bUf