Chapel of the Holy Cross, in the red rocks of Sedona. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #earthoutdoors #earthpix #igerlandscapes #lpm #theglobewanderer #lifeofadventure #yourshotphotographer #earthfocus #neverstopexploring #roam #Waterearthpix #optoutside #getoutside #iamatraveler #lonelyplanet #weareexplorers #earthboundshots #earthimagined #earthofficial #explorearizona #visitarizona #arizonahikersguide #arizonaisgorgeous #ig_arizona #see_arizona #naturalarizona #sedona
Slow it down and enjoy those views... . . Sedona is an amazing place to explore on a road trip. Take our van there this Spring and see for yourself how incredible the red rock formations, rivers, waterfalls and hiking is out there! The locals said the best time to visit is in early May - before the heat and the tourists. . . Book today on Outdoorsy.com - just search Voyage On Van. . . #vanlife #sedona #visitsedona #sprintervanconversion #outdoorsy #vanlifesociety #sprinter #spring #roadtrip #optoutside #vantravel #convertedvan #homeiswhereyouparkit #ioverlander #sprintervanlife #sprintervanconversion #roadtripusa #voyageon
📍 Devil’s Bridge Trail🌲, Sedona, Arizona| I can’t wait to go back and check out the other trails in Sedona! If you have been to Sedona what’s your favorite trail? 📸 and caption by @allisonkayoutdoors #runandsweat . . @run.sweat @run.sweat @run.sweat . . Tag a friend to motivate him! 🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃
Endless breathtaking views in Sedona . . . . . . #sedona #sedonaarizona #arizona #explorearizona #explore #adventure #views #snow #snowcapped #redrocks #sedonaredrocks #landscape #landscapephotography #landscape_lover #nature #naturelandscape #naturephotography #breathtaking #travel #igtravel #visualambassadors #agameoftones #americathebeautiful #clouds #canon #canonphotography #teamcanon #scenic #sdphotographer #endless
Appreciating what our momma gave us 🏜
Today marks a month without my little guy. I miss him deeply but feel grateful for the opportunity to connect with my mom and her dog, Tippy, this week in Arizona. Surrounded by the stark beauty of the desert, I’m reminded that Mother Nature’s rhythms and cycles are of a supreme intelligence—the ultimate grand design. Without death, decay, and regeneration, all of the experiences we cherish most would be meaningless. A conversation with my mom evoked an idea that we had both forgotten: death is not an ending but a transition, and a healing one at that. It is not the opposite of life, but simply the opposite of birth. We grow weary of the physical realm and one day, when our soul journey has been satisfied, we hang up our hat and return home. The wildflowers emerging from the inhospitable desert ground remind us that life is always worth living, even when we’re confronted with the harshest of environments, and that there is always an opportunity to create splendor in the world. So today, as I miss my favorite doggo, I’ll keep in mind all of the joy he brought to my life. He never missed an opportunity to love, and there’s a lesson to be learned in there. Stay grateful, friends, and keep creating all of that radiant, transcendental beauty that you do!
When I was 22 I hit a place where I could not pray my gifts or the things I could see away. I was Catholic and in-doctored to not trust other religions, medicine people or even go anywhere near a “psychic”. I found myself fully engulfed by negative energies. I went to priest after priest & I could read them faster than they could read me. They would quote bible jargon on what it was but didn’t embody the spirit I needed to heal what was around me. So, I went to the river and I prayed for a teacher. For a moment in my prayer I lifted out of my body and I was everything. I was and could feel the river flowing as it was an extension of me. The moment I realized what I was feeling I zipped back into my body and was contained again. Days later a man came into my gym. He said I can feel your energy from the next town over and I had to come meet you. I was intrigued so I listened. He was an avid meditator & been meditating for 10 years with masters all over the world. At the time I was the only person I knew talking energy all the time, I didn’t know what masters all over the world meant & I was the only person I knew who was trying to meditate (I also sucked at it). He said to me, “I don’t know why, but you have to go to Sedona. It is very important that you go to Sedona. You don’t know me, but you will get to know me and it would be my honor to take you there, you are here to help many people and this is the next step of Your journey.” One month later, I went to Sedona and there she was—-My first wisdom keeper teacher...
So very HONORED to have had a VOICE in this ground-breaking project and forever GRATEFUL to @cm_halstead for sharing his story with the world... 🙏🎧😎🎙🔊♥️ #earnedinnocence #veterans #usveterans #deptofveteransaffairs @deptvetaffairs #audible @audible ⬇️Audio Sample and to Order https://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Earned-Innocence-Audiobook/ https://g.co/kgs/MaefCw TimJessup.com
Some lowlight goodness. ❤️ We are on a family vacation for the next few days at (can you guess 😂) Disneyland with our girl. So we might be slow to respond on here and on email. Thanks for your patience!
Fertility Update: We felt a little torn initially making the decision to take a break from fertility treatments; but after a failed IUI & my body getting less responsive to all the medications, we decided a break from the Western medicine couldn’t hurt. (We’re still trying other things - more to come on that!) • Rest is such a good thing for the body, mind, + soul. I think it’s okay to admit you’re human, tired, and in need of a break! It’s not failure or giving up; it’s being in tune with your body & giving it what it needs! • A few things we’ve learned so far in this journey: 1. We go through hard things to strengthen our trust in God. There’s so much freedom in knowing He’s in control & we don’t have to be! 2. Empathy. People in your life will go through hard times. Even if their experience isn’t the same as yours, trials in your life give you compassion & kindness for others experiencing difficulties. 3. Gratitude! Our lives are so blessed! Even though you might not have the desire of your heart right now, you still have things in your life to be grateful for. A grateful heart develops contentment! 4. Hope. God sees us. He hasn’t forgotten us & He is faithful! His timing is perfect. When I look at all He’s done in our lives so far, it gives me hope for what He’ll do in the future. • If your life looks a little different than you thought it might so far, it’s okay! Keep learning & growing where you are right now. Don’t try to rush through your life. Be present in the moment. Take each day at a time. & Be grateful for all you DO have! 💛
Last stop for the day in Sedona, AZ. This is a definite return on vacation place. The pictures are from the ride to the hotel. The car is a 1967 Mustange that the line guy gave us a ride in. Very good customer service here at the FBO.
Still can’t over how much Sedona glows right before sunset 🔥 #explorearizona #adventure_culture #adventurenthusiasts #nature_perfection #optoutside #outdooradventurephotos #hikingadventures #veganadventures #hiking_daily #trailchat #outdoorphotography #campingculture #campingcollective #allaboutadventures #wildernessnation #beatenpathco #wildernessculture #sedonaescape #getoutside #theoutbound #keepitwild #stayandwander #welivetoexplore #outdoorwomen #travelstoke #idhikethat #hikerslit #radgirlscollective #sheadventures #womenwhoexplore
Need to get back out West soon. Suggestions?
Another cute pic from yesterday
Pumping up the Vitamin D
🧘♀️ @bizziegold • “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” -Confucius
My mood today... We found this option while on a hike in Sedona Arizona (opted for difficult). #outdoorphotoshoot #outdoorphotographer #outdoorphotohraphy #hiking #hikinginsedona #hikingsedona #raw_bnw #bnw #bnwgramers #incredible_bnw #bnwminimalismmag #bnw_daily #sigma2435mm #sigma2435mmf2art #impossiblechoices #impossiblechoice #tuesdaysarehard
Up in the Sedona mountains sporting my @patronofdreamsshop hand-embellished, up-cycled jacket and gorgeous hand-made foraging basket by @velvetplumeclothier! ⛰⛰⛰ One of a kind pieces, for your one of a kind life. ✨#patronofdreams #blogger #travel #travelblogger #writersofinstagram #sedona #mountains #velvetplume #basket #ropebasket #banjarajacket #upcycledclothing
I allow love to fill my body and my soul all day today. I am love! 💖 @toneitup @karenadawn @katrinaascott #tiuteam #lgcommunity #tiuloveyourbody #tiucheckin #fitspo #fitness #goodvibes #livewell #healthylifestyle #selfcare #wellness #strongnotskinny #bbg #tiuca #tiuie
"I don't see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe." 🌄 . Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. It’s noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community. Uptown Sedona is dense with New Age shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park, which offers bird-watching, hiking and picnicking spots. . . . #travel #travelguide #usatravel #desert #sedona #sedonaarizona #arizona #usa #explorearizona #travelusa #beauty #nature
Taking the @santacruzbicycles blur on high line trail, this is the first section of the Sedona Big Friggin Loop. I took my second win of the season in this race on Saturday with 52 miles of rocking single track in just under 5 hours. Check out the full video link in my bio. @santacruzbicycles @rideshimano @maxxistires @theinfinitloop @bolle_eyewear @niteriderlights @ergonbike @swiftwicksocks @9point8ca @honeystinger @cuoreofswiss @avalanchesportsbreck @squirtcyclingproducts.at
No actual food... only s’mores 🍫
spent way too much money on snacks, befriended a horse and got into numerous fist fights with ellyn but i realized arizona is way nicer than ratville
Day 2 of our journey started in my favorite place
Can’t believe that we still have one more ski trip ahead of us when I’ve fully transitioned into desert/summer mode 🙈 also that this was just a few days ago, where is the time in such a rush to get to? #slowdown #ugh #takemeback #hmxme #hmcanada #hmstudio #hm #ss2019 #sedona #arizona #travel #aniabinarizona #aniatylertravel #enchantmentresort #ootd #outfit #styleblogger #instastyle #desertvibes #spring #womentravel #girlmeetsworld #getoutside #exploremore #fashionblogger #travelblogger
Another week roaming through the badlands and byways of my backyard. It’s always so good to be home. Things breathe different here. More labored and intentional. I know these rocks and trails and trees and critters and so, that transition into those other realms comes easier. There is less effort wasted on vigilance so matter and space move freely, rather than through constraint, duress, or coercion. 140 miles through the canyons and the red rock. My mind makes sense of the world through lyrics and quotes and coruses and poetry. This overlapping web of words and text. I thought of these as I moved through that space and time. A notion from Robert M. Pirsig in the first few pages of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: “In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all. You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” Naturally I continue to follow that trajectory he’s graphed and the access to the senses and the scene. Next comes movement on foot, and so I think of C.S. Lewis, “If one could run without getting tired, I don't think one would often want to do anything else." But then slowing down even more, into a walk, and the wisdom of Henry David Thoreau as he analyzed the link between movement and comprehension, "Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” And then Nietzsche, who took it further and declared, “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” These great minds and the common experience, makes it easy to understand Wendell Berry, who said after a lifetime of travel, and thoughts, and writing, and a quest to experience life in its fullest, “There comes a longing never to travel again except on foot.” Forever grateful for this incredible @ifit team and the change we are able to effect. Movement is a gift. Movement is a choice. Movement is sacred. Get up. Get out. Go move. PC: @24framesfraser w/ @ifit
How little we know of love, if it’s extraordinary tenderness and ‘power’, how easily we use the word love; the general uses it, the butcher uses it, the rich man uses it, and the young boy and girl use it. But how little they know of it, it’s vastness, it’s deathlessness, it’s unfathomability. To love is to be aware of eternity. What a thing is relationship, and how easily we fall into that habit of a particular relationship; things are taken for granted, the situation accepted, and no variation tolerated; no movement towards uncertainty, even for a second, entertained. Everything is so well regulated, so made secure, so tied down, that there is no chance for any freshness, for a clear reviving breath of the spring. This and more is called relationship. If we closely observe, relationship is much more subtle, more swift than lighting, more vast than the earth, for relationship is life. Life is conflict. We want to make relationship crude, hard, and manageable. So it loses its fragrance, it’s beauty. All this arises because one does not love, and that of course is the greatest thing of all, for in it there has to be the complete abandonment for oneself. It is the quality of freshness, of newness, that is essential, or otherwise life becomes a routine, a habit; and love is not a habit, a boring thing. Most people have lost all the sense of wonderment. They take everything for granted; this sense of security destroys freedom and the wonderment of uncertainty. We project a far distant future, away from the present. The attention to understand is always in the present. In attention there is always a sense of imminence. To be clear in one’s intentions is quite an arduous task; intention is as a flame, ceaselessly urging one to understand. Be clear in your intentions, and you will see things will work out. To be clear in the present is all that one needs, but it is not quite so easy as it sounds. One has to clear the field for the new seed, and once that seed is planted, it’s own vitality and strength creates the fruit and the seed. Outward beauty can never last; it is marred always if there is no inward delight and joy.
No big deal, just standing in the Sedona mountains in one of my handmade one-of-a-kind, up-cycled, embellished @patronofdreamsshop jackets! More will be available on-line soon! 🌵⛰ #patronofdreamsshop #vintage #upcycledclothing #ooak #ooakjackets #mountains #sedona #arizona #travel #embellishedjacket #vintageshop #afganitextiles #banjarajacket #banjaratextile
Whisps of clouds pass by the stunning topography of Sedona. Have you ever been to the Devil's bridge? . . . . . . . #see_arizona #devilsbridge #sedona #arizona #arizonacollective #arizona_landscapes #conquerarizona #azculture #visitarizona @capturearizona #femalenaturephotographycom #azcentral @nikonusa #landscapephotography #landscape #optoutside #womenwhohike #respectnature #keeparizonabeautiful
Having breakfast with my friend the moose!
Remember that badass video “Badlands” by @inheartswake ??? My mom produced that. Here’s me, wearing one of the bandannas from the shoot in the Sedona Valley! Want your band featured on my page? DM us! #metal #metalhead #otisthemetalpup #music #band #goodboy #petsofinstagram #virginiabeach #puppiesofinstagram #inheartswake #dog #doggo #pup #pupper #puppiesofinstagram #rock #music #cockerspaniel #awesome #promote #instafashion #picoftheday #666 #witchesofinstagram #goth #satan
This muppet decided he wanted in on the conversation 😂
No monkeying around with this dick
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