Doctors Prescribing the Outdoors

When most Americans encounter the term ‘wilderness therapy,’ the images that come to mind can be quite colorful. Rugged peaks, brutal hikes, campfire therapy sessions, or shivering confessions in the pouring rain. Sometimes the associations can be even more unsavory; think Bear Grylls survival techniques. How about performing surgery with a Swiss army knife? Or drinking your... Continue Reading →

Tales from the Riverside Crypt

Published on the NRS Duct Tape Diaries on October 26, 2017. (Check out my true story, Skinwalkers of Desolation Canyon, below) The sun has finally gone down and the crackle of burning kindling echoes off the canyon walls. Beer or wine or hot cocoa in hand, you inch a little closer to hear the chilling... Continue Reading →

Mountain Towns Should Embrace Remote Work

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent on October 9, 2018. Today's topic on the Ante-Millennial is remote work. It is just one of the many aspects of workplace expectations that fuels contention between generations. I could dive down the rabbit hole of office tensions and address everything from dress codes and decorum to coffee... Continue Reading →

The Issue: Affording Life

Published 9/11/2018 by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent In today's installation of the Ante-Millennial, I'd like to talk about budgets. Between baby boomers and millennials there is a large, controversial gap in how money is earned, valued and spent. The older generation sees whiny, entitled young people. The younger generation sees a towering pile of financial... Continue Reading →

The Ante-Millennial

Published by Glenwood Springs Post Independent on August 7, 2018 Six years ago, my husband and I bought our first smartphones as tools to more conveniently capture thousands of pictures of our (then) new baby and share them with the ravening hordes of out-of-state family. But a year later, we ditched said smartphones after finding ourselves sitting... Continue Reading →

Toxic Identity Politics

Published by Glenwood Springs Post Independent July 10, 2018 Tracer rounds, fire restrictions, traffic congestion on 82, budget transparency for city councils, and mountain biking trails. What do these all have to do with national politics? Somewhere between very little and nothing. Yet, to read the comments on the paper's social media pages in regards to these... Continue Reading →

Pennywise Pipeline

Kids. Camping. Gear. Money. How to make it work for parents on a budget in the Roaring Fork Valley. Read more -------> Mountain Parent Magazine  

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