"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it." --- Roald Dahl
Yosemite valley at dusk. A photo manipulation. Moon was taken from a separate image. The moon was added to create a dreamy effect. Otherwise, it was a boring night sky. The moon does not set or rise from this viewpoint.
Welcome to Stoking the Fire with Nick and Gen!
Our mission is to inspire passion towards a better relationship with nature and self. If you experience positive vibes from outdoor recreation or simply appreciate a picturesque landscape then you have a fire and we can relate. Check out our blog to stay updated on our adventures and the lessons we learn along the way! Hopefully you find some inspiration for your next adventure! Link is in our bio! #stokingthefire#findyouradventure
Treetop Adventure Parks: (Almost) as fun to watch as it is to play! 🌲 And the walking trails under the courses make it easy to enjoy the courses for those who would prefer to keep their boots on the ground. 🚶🌲🚶♀️⠀
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My oh my what a wonderful day 🥾⠀
Hope everyone had a solid weekend. Excited and not excited for what feels like a season change, here in Alberta! Got a few exciting travel plans in the works as well as my first giveaway planned for everyone as a way to say thank you for the love and support in this journey of mine. Stay tuned! ✌🏽
Also excited to start sharing some of my shots from Oregon while hanging with the boys @cassheridan@email@example.com
We had a blast last week exploring Beaufort, SC with Ross’ parents. They were our first visitors to check out the boat, driving all the way from El Paso, Texas 😱 It was so fun sharing our new home with them 🤗 Plus, we got to discover a beautiful area of South Carolina together ❤️
We have really been enjoying our spot that we are staying. It is also close to Yellowstone National Park so today we saw as much as we could in one day there. It was amazing. And the kids got their FIRST Junior Ranger patch at Americas First National Park today.
We saw so much and made a plan to go back to see all that we missed because towards the end everyone started to breakdown from all the excitement...even after the youngest got a nap.
The kids got quite a kick out of how bad the geysers smell. 🤭 But they loved seeing them. (See stories)
We did not see much wildlife, a few elk and a stray bison, but the other sights were quite amazing. 💞
I’ve been knee deep in Norway photos. Over 5,500 photos and nearly 300 videos and that’s not even counting the photos on my iPhone. The vast majority of those all contain this girl.
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📍Pulau Telur, Kabupaten Morotai
Untuk menuju Pulau telur atau Pasir timbul ini dapat ditempuh dengan speed boat pada kisaran waktu sekitar 20 menit dari Pelabuhan Daruba. Pasir timbul hanya terlihat atau muncul pada pagi hari atau saat air laut sedang surut. #exploremalut
📸Photo by @sofisugiharto
As a way of creating order and sorting the vast amounts of information we interact with everyday, the mind works rapidly to delineate and categorize what we meet into binaries – good/bad, easy/hard, pleasure/pain, etc. However, life is not categorically one or the other, the overwhelming majority exists somewhere else along multiple spectrums all at once. The real and true is always rife with nuance and complexity.
While this mental process has its utility, it creates discomfort when we meet with cues that remind us of the myriad shades of grey between two ends of a polarity. It is what causes us to struggle with paradox. In order to live fully inside of our entire reality, to move beyond the discomfort created by the rapid categorizing of the mind, the question becomes how do we learn to tolerate the WHOLE wave and learn to receive our experiences as more than a zero sum game? How do we reconcile the tension of opposites and embrace the entirety?
We get present to nuance. We choose to be intentionally involved with and in relationship to nuance to increase familiarity and comfort with it.
Practices of presence, whatever they may be for each of us, are where we get to examine and reorganize our relationship to that nuance.
In meditative states evoked through asana, meditation and yoga nidra the mind, body and heart get reorganized and coherent enough to breathe inside of the whole that includes it all. One of the greatest gifts of my personal practices has been precisely this – learning to stay open to nuance.
Over time and through that repeated practice it becomes possible to inhabit both/and, to be the witness of the coherence that actually exists inside of oppositions. It becomes easier to ebb and flow with it. When we anchor around practices that support and welcome in nuance, life becomes richer and more dimensional. Through it we become steadier inside of ambiguity and more capable of leaning into, and even revelling in, subtlety.
What better way to celebrate something than hike to the top of two 14,200ft+ peaks in one morning...even if that celebration is for a recovery milestone from a back injury 🤦♀️ good thing my mom doesn’t have Instagram or she would kill me for doing this! Love you, Mom!
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from an early morning spent ripping around the beach. looking forward to many more adventures like this this fall
Our Summer in a nutshell 🌞✌🏼 This has been the best summer by far! I think the best part about our summer is that we manifested and made our goals a reality. When 2019 kicked off we promised ourselves that we would go on adventures at least once a month, we started out pretty slow but now we’ve managed to go out and explore almost every weekend while holding down our 9-5. Our goal has always been to live our life to the fullest, to invest in memories and experiences because that’s what stays. And when something is that important to you, you’ll find a way to make it work. This summer’s been filled with campires by the lake, road trips and scenic routes, National parks, Cali beaches and Utah mountains, lots fishing and skating, watching sunsets and stargazing 😌 I could go on. I’m really amazed at how I’ve never felt more alive until I met my husband. This is super cheesy - but this life we’ve built together since the day we met, I feel like my life didn’t start until I met Kannon 💛
Confidence is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. How do some people seem to tackle challenges head on while others hide away? My default is to hide, but I know that I can’t fully experience the life I want to live if I continue to do that.
This quote by Gina Casey is exactly the reminder I needed today to continue to practice living a confident life: in my travels and at home. I hope it helps you, too! I always feel more confident & autonomous during and after an adventure, but something about being at home lures out my old habits. Do you have the confidence to look your next challenge (travel related, food related, or otherwise) in the eye? What’s holding you back? 🌅
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Iceland you’ve stolen my heart...🏔🌿💫 I’m not sure what my exceptions were, but I do know they have been far surpassed. I’ve awoken to fresh mountain air, walked along black sand beaches with shining ice crystals, kissed wild horses, swam in hot springs, stared in awe at views that took my breath away, and just when I think I can’t be more impressed, the next spot holds even more wonder and magic. If there were ever a land fit for fairytales, Iceland, it would definitely be you.