About this Talk
“Life may be short, but it’s all wide.”
My great-grandma Emma said that.
I love the mental shift suggested by such a simple statement. Life being wide doesn’t deny the harsh reality of life’s limits, but it invites us to consider and be astonished by its abundance.
As a long-distance thru-hiker, I literally stepped into this statement. The beautiful and challenging places I chose to walk recast themselves as a setting for figuring out – often in unexpected ways – how best to live on and off trail.
In this talk, I’ll share valuable lessons I learned on trail that help me now and every day.