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Arizona Hiking

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year with the cooler temperatures.  Cooler weather for me means it is hiking season.  Hiking is a great way to relieve stress.  I enjoy hiking in Arizona because it is so diverse in vegetation and elevations.  You can hike throughout the year depending on where you go within the state.  Let me tell you a little bit about hiking and the benefits of getting outdoors in nature.

Hiking on 2-18-13 with Patrick 043

Hiking Etiquette:

  1.  Follow and stay on the trails.  The paths are designed to preserve the natural vegetation, keep the area beautiful and for hikers to know their way.
  2. Keep to the right on the path so other hikers can pass.
  3. Pass on the left and announce yourself with “hello”.  When passing stay on the path.  Bikers yield to Hikers.  Hikers and Bikers yield to Horses.  When in a hiking group hike single file.
  4.  Hikers going uphill are given the right away over hikers going downhill.
  5. Pack in and pack out.  Carry your litter out.  Bring a plastic bag to carry your litter inside your back pack.

What to take on a day hike:

  1. Back pack
  2. Bring plenty of bottle water or hydration pack filled with water
  3. Small first-aid kit
  4. Small bottle of sun screen
  5. Small packages of snacks and lunch items
  6. Thin lite weight Pancho in case it rains
  7. A charged cell phone and a compass.  Most smart phones have a compass.
  8. Small flashlight and extra batteries
  9. Small survival knife
  10. Small hand sanitizer
  11.  Matches or lighter
  12. Map of the trail

What to wear:

  1.  Hiking boots
  2. Thick socks
  3. Layered clothes depending on the weather and climate changes
  4. Sun glasses
  5. Hat

Plan your hiking route ahead of time and always tell someone else, where you are going in case of a emergency.  It is a good idea to hike with a partner for safety reasons.

Small Steps

Here is a list of some of my favorite places for a day hike:

Hiking at Butcher Jones 11-12 013

The benefits of taking a hike:

Hiking gets your blood pumping, the body moving and being outdoors with nature has a calming influence on the mind and spirit.

Take away:

Hiking outdoors has lots of benefits.  Beautiful locations, the sceneries, fresh air, wildlife, birds chirping, and water rushing.  It is relaxing and calms the soul.  Gives you time to enjoy what is around you and forget about everything else.  On each trail, path and hike you see the beauty and feel at peace.  In today’s world we all need to see the beauty around us, have some calm peaceful moments and spend more time appreciating nature as well as each other.  Just think, what a difference life would be if we each took a little more time enjoying what wonders are around us and go for a hike!

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Last Day of June Affirmations Month

Today is the last day of June Affirmations month.  I hope you enjoyed the daily affirmations under Affirmations.

Question:  What was your favorite affirmation this month?

Please share your thoughts and comments below.



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Leaving a LEGACY

What kind of LEGACY do you want to leave behind?

Leaving a LEGACY

What is a legacy?  According to Webster dictionary it means the following:

:  a gift by will especially of money or other personal property or bequest
:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past
The biggest question we should be asking ourselves is “What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?”
I ponder this question and looked back at my life.  The happy times, the sad times, the tough times and the peaceful times.  I asked myself, “Did I make a difference?”  Was I a good spouse, parent, daughter, friend, co-worker or leader?  Sometimes yes and sometimes not.   Did I learn from each experience?  Definitely, and could I have done better?  Absolutely!
Questions to ponder:
How do you want people to remember you?
What kinds of accomplishments do you want to achieve?
What precious moments would you like your family members and friends to reminisce about you?
  • That you helped people when they needed you?
  • As a good parent, spouse, friend, family member or person?
  • You were happy and accomplished your goals and aspirations?
  • You made a difference and contributed to this world in a positive way?
  • You were fulfilled with your life and most of your actions?
What changes would you like to make to attain a better legacy?
There is still time to change your course in life and live the life you want!  I know these are very deep questions, but it is time to look at your life and make changes so you can accomplish the legacy you want to leave behind.
Are there changes to be made in your attitude towards family, friends, co-workers by showing respect, kindness, compassion, and gentleness?  Maybe realizing we are all different and we look at things in our own way.  Are we too busy complaining and whining instead of coming up with solutions to make things better around us?  Are there apologies which may need to be said towards those we offended or hurt?  Or give forgiveness towards those whom hurt us?
The next big question is “What do you want to do about it?”
Be inspired, be happy and sometimes we ought to let go of what is making us unhappy.  Chalk it up to a learning experience, move on, let go, and learn from it.  Like the old saying goes:  Sometimes people come into our lives to teach us a lesson; something we teach others.  Which one are you?
I would love to see your comments and thoughts on what kind of legacy you want to leave behind. ~ Patti
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Day 9 of 30 day blogging challenge ~ Faith is the daring of the SOUL to go farther than it can see. ~ William Newton Clarke


Day 9

Faith is the daring of the SOUL to go farther than it can see. ~ William Newton Clarke

Have faith in yourself that you will reach your goal or dream.  Just because you can’t see it right at this moment doesn’t mean you are not on the right track to achieve it.  Keep pushing forward and you will see results. ~ Patti

Self reflection question:  Spend some time reviewing your action steps towards your goal or dream.  Write down all the things you have accomplished since you started working towards your goal or dream.  Take a few minutes to celebrate those accomplishments.

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Self reflection can travel very deep into your soul.  Sometimes we don’t like what we see and from time to time it is just what we need.  Soul searching may open up deep feelings we do not want to face but in the end it helps us to heal and move on.

Question: How will soul searching help you today?

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