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    Raw, Natural Beauty at Glacier National Park

    We couldn’t have found a more beautiful place to spend a few days after having to leave the luxurious and impressive Paws Up resort. Glacier National Park …could be the last best park! Virtually untouched, amazing country. Although we arrived on a cloudy day with intermittent rain showers and 40 degree temperatures, I think it made for even more stunning pictures. The clouds kept swirling in and amongst the mountain peaks and at some points on the trail you felt like you literally were “in the clouds.” Hiking the Highline Trail leads you through dense, forested paths, along lush,...

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    The Last Best Place

    After a six and a half hour drive from Jackson, through Idaho and into western Montana, we were happy to arrive at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough. Passing through the magnificent gates with the words, “Paws Up” etched on one side and “The Last Best Place” on the other, I couldn’t wait to experience what I had watched on videos for months before we got here. Sometimes there are no words for a place like Paws Up, but if I had put it into words it would be…inspiring, stunning, grand… special. There are few places that will...

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    We Found the Bison!

    The next day, after an amazing breakfast consisting of homemade quiche with asiago, spinach, kale, mushroom and onion all locally sourced, we headed out early to drive to a spot that Bob told us we might be able to see bison or antelope. Not sure if it was luck or the Universe conspiring to make this a perfect trip – but as soon as we turned onto Antelope Flats Rd – we saw a huge herd of bison in the distance. We drove a little further and spotted an antelope grazing in the field about 200 yards from the...

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    Peace and Solitude at the Bentwood Inn

    Eager to start our first full day in Grand Teton National Park, we headed to Jenny Lake and took a short 5 minute boat trip across the lake to get to the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point trailheads. Although these areas are two of the most beautiful parts of this park, you’ll have to battle the crowds to get there. It is quite a steep climb to Inspiration Point, but the view is totally worth it. We headed a little deeper into the Cascade Region hoping to spot some wildlife, but none were to be found today. However, with...

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    Is Jackson Hole the Last of the Old West?

    Although we were sad to leave Park City after having such a short time there, I was excited to get to Jackson Hole and see the magnificent Grant Teton mountain range. Wyoming and Montana are two places that have been on my list for years to visit. The drive into Jackson takes you along the pristine Snake River and we saw many rafters and kayakers enjoying the rapids. The community, the valley and the lake were all named after mountain man, trapper and trader, David Jackson. After hearing people refer to this area as both Jackson and Jackson Hole,...

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    DON’T WAIT TO EXHALE: The Essentials of Deep Breathing, An Anti-Cancer Therapy

    Last May marked the one year anniversary of the loss of my mother to pancreatic cancer. Time appears to have flown since then, however the knowledge gained from self-didactics on the topic of Integrative oncology and Alternative treatments for cancer, justifies the time transpired. Credit of course is due to organizations such as the Gerson Institute; Oncology Association of Naturopathic physicians (OncANP); Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the Cancer Control Society. I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez who embraced alternative cancer treatments and were fearless in going against convention, making these...

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    Self-care begins with Self-compassion

    It’s almost 9 pm and your phone rings. Your best friend tearfully recounts her stress-filled day. Overwhelmed and exhausted, she regretfully reports topping off the day with pizza, beer, and other junk foods. Now her stress is double, disappointment and discomfort replace the initial rush of carb-filled comfort. Do you respond with a barrage of insults, reprimands and pessimistic predictions for her future health and well-being? Of course not, this is your best friend. Someone you care for. A person you know has skill, talent, and potential to make improvements in her life. Someone who deserves every happiness and...

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    Luxury At One of the Best Ski Resorts in the Country

    After three amazing days in Moab, it was time to head to Park City. Another stunning drive through mountain ranges – I think I’m going to spend most of this trip just gaping at everything. While I’m the kind of person that yearns to travel internationally, in such a short time I have already come to appreciate how much our own country has to offer. I feel pretty confident about making this statement even though I’ve been on the road less than a week… and that’s that everyone should take a USA road trip once in their life –...