By Laura Munson We all need a safe Haven. Somewhere to unplug from our busy lives, find inspiration, know that we’re not alone. I find that Haven in my writing, and have since childhood. It’s my practice, my prayer, my meditation, my way of life, and sometimes my way to life. Sometimes I write for myself– to dig deeper into my understanding of this beautiful … Continue reading Haven Retreat
By Courtney DiFiore Imagine beginning your day with a beautiful sunrise over lush green mountains. As you gaze down into the valley, you bite into a locally grown apple. While stretching, you awe at the symphony of fall colors and plan out the rest of your day. Shall you take a swim in the local watering hole, play a few rounds on the links, rally … Continue reading Preparing For 2014-15 Winter Season
Originally posted on September 2, 2014 by Liz Millikin on her blog Slackcountry Living. Now here is something worth writing about: In all sports, you must learn to trust your body. In skiing, you place your trust in the power of your legs, the pressure of your shins against the front of the boot, the angle of your hips. You trust your body to control … Continue reading Climber’s Faith
By Courtney DiFiore Growing up in the Adirondacks, a love for fresh, local produce was instilled in me; I could walk into my backyard and pick my own berries. When I moved to Vermont, I found it even easier to stock up on locally made products. Stop by any farmer’s market and you’re surrounded with the freshest veggies and the most unique hand crafted goodies. … Continue reading Keep It Local
By Myra Foster Every day is different as our farms and gardens deliver a rolling cast of flavors and colors. Of fruits and vegetables. Today it’s favas, bright green in their giant pods and nothing at all like those beige beans you find in the supermarket. Even if you are no Silence of the Lambs fan, you must try fresh fava beans during their ever-so-brief … Continue reading Go ahead. Play with your food.
By Guinevere Hilton I walked into my first workshop at Wanderlust at Stratton Mountain with an abundance of body image issues, and a well developed arsenal of was to deal with them. I was ready. I knew that I could find lots of reasons to hate on myself, to compare and despair, to judge, belittle and then hop on the self-improvement train (which for me … Continue reading Wanderlust re-dux
By Adam Wanamaker What is a glade skiing, powder-stash steward to do when the snow melts in southern Vermont? The most obvious answer is to go hiking. Hiking is relaxing. It affords 360o movement on the mountain, an opportunity to explore and discover hidden nooks and crannies typically buried in the winter, a chance to meet some of the diverse wildlife and discover the down-right mesmerizing … Continue reading Let’s Ride!