Choreographing an Aerial Dance

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Creating a dance can be just as powerful and impactful as creating poetry. Just think for a moment about The Nutcracker or Swan Lake, both of which had a lasting effect on history. Think also of dances that inspired you personally, whether seen in person or on screen.

Steamboat Springs All Arts Festival

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It started with a vision to celebrate all art forms, instead of just visual. Being a believer and participant in multiple art forms, I was excited to get involved in this festival in my home town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The Search For Real Beauty

Faceshot 2012

Since my own battle with body image and self-esteem began as a young teen, I have been an advocate for what I call real beauty.

Whispering Leaves

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There are few sights that give me a feeling of home like a grove of aspens does. The friendly round leaves, paper-white bark, and characteristic black knots endear the aspens to me.

Marriage: What I’ve Learned So Far

Wedding 2012

Four years ago, we said, “I do.” Four years is about twenty-six short from making us experts in marriage, but it does make us no longer newly-weds.

A Nomadic Life

Truck Life 3

People often ask me how my husband Devon and I set our lives up to be able to travel. It’s an understandable question, since Devon and I spent most of 2015 traveling, and we have lived out of our truck for the last year. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy question to answer.

Imperfection on Hurrah Pass

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We love to find places that are incredibly scenic and a bit off the beaten path. Driving for miles on a rough 4×4 trail or putting those miles on my soles is often required to get there. It’s always worth it. Hurrah Pass is a trail that crosses and follows a creek, winds up a curvy 4×4 road, passing stacks …

The Golden Cathedral

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Sunlight hits one canyon wall, illuminating the cathedral with a golden glow. I can see the reflection of gilded walls and flowing silk in the pool below me. Sounds like a dream, right? The only problem is getting there. In order to drop through the ceiling of the justifiably famous Golden Cathedral, you need to drive 26 miles down dirt …

Strength in my Weakness

Running Escalante 1

Oh the frustration. From those first moments of dragging behind the other kids, unable to breathe; to the broken arm that resulted from my attempts at gymnastics; to the nagging ache in my hips from exercise. The frustration of not being one of those “naturally athletic” people plagued me throughout childhood and into my young adulthood. In the last year …

Dancing in a Winter Wonderland

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Colorado winter. We were planning on missing it this year, but that didn’t work out according to plan. That’s ok, because our home state is always beautiful, and we know how to make the most of it.