It has always been a dream of mine to live in Oregon for as long as I can remember. My grandparents lived in Otis, OR, which is just outside of Lincoln City and I have so many fond memories of summers spent with them. For 26 years I've lived in Southern California, where Mike … Continue reading On Moving to Oregon … the Why.
It's been awhile since I looked at my life list. The things I want to pursue, that make me feel alive, that help me to live my best life ever. Many would say, well that is like a bucket list. True to an extent, but who wants to focus on death when you can focus … Continue reading Revisiting the Life List
I have a friend who started a social media campaign to #showupinMay. I, of course being spontaneous and excited about every little thing, was like... "yea yea, I'll join you." And then I failed. After 5 minutes. And then the next day. And the next. And now it is May 7th. I have a … Continue reading Showing Up in May
I wrote a little commentary on my Facebook page in regards to a video I shared about wrestler John Cena being thanked by ordinary people whose lives were changed by his infamous phrase... "Never Give Up." A portion of what I wrote was this... may we live our lives on purpose being present and … Continue reading Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect
When GoMacro shared their "GoMacro Fuel Your Fitness Challenge." I was like, hmmmm. I am not the typical "lean, mean, kick ass, outdoor energy bar" spokesperson. I am a middle aged, semi chunky, outdoor loving, stage IV cancer thriver. And, I need good fuel for my body too. However, I am not … Continue reading Product Review: GoMacro Energy Bars
Please come and visit me on my newest writing endeavor. Lesley's Gratitude Project. Who knows.... maybe there will be a letter addressed to you. I will be writing letters throughout the remainder of August and into September. See you there.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein.
It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning, in this broken world. ~Mary Oliver
I started my hiking/backpacking adventures as well as my cancer advocacy right about the same time in 2014. When I first started hiking .....I did it because I wanted to. I saw a mountain....I wanted to climb it and I knew that getting outdoors in nature would help, as I healed and learned to live … Continue reading Hiking, Cancer Advocacy and saying NO!
let's be wildflowers, let our souls be scattered by the wind. let us grow, wild and free, tall and brave, in the places that we dream, in the places where our longings are filled. let us grow between the cracks of brokenness, and we will make everything beautiful. ~GC