The blue butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) symbolizes transformation. And my life has been a series of transfigurations to grow from a scared little girl into a fearless wild woman. It began with extreme self-care which included being physically active (mostly running), eating well, and spending time outside in nature. Finding my tribe to connect with socially was another big part of my rejuvenation process. There is just something about runners that is incomprehensible -- and trail runners take that to the next level. Experiencing other cultures through travel also helped to heal that place in my soul created by life's hurdles and trenches. I learned how very privileged I am as a female living in America through visiting other parts of the world. Now, my goal is to inspire other females to create the highest visions of their own lives. Therefore, I will use this forum to share my outdoor adventures as well as feature the adventures of some really incredible women and girls.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to the body and soul.
---John Muir, Yosemite 1912