Sky is nothing more than the prairie hometown snow cursed its cold goodbye to and was lost. Snow spent enough days falling away, sky forgot her angles and she forgot sky’s name. Without a sundog, sky and snow never reconciled. Each tipped over the other’s framed photograph so only occasionally glintings off tack heads…

  About the Author Laura Garrard, CLT, CMT, NCTMB Laura is the owner of Attuned Healing Massage & Bodywork. As a massage and lymphatic therapist and Reiki master teacher, Garrard has assisted others with healing for nine years and facilitates the Teton Reiki Circle. Her bodywork therapies also include CranioSacral Therapy, Thai massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, body…

The Ultimate Towner is a down and dirty four-mile race in which participants overcome 25 obstacles ranging from mud crawls and rope swings to 20-foot walls. Tim Walther, the founder of Grand Dynamics, started the race four years ago after a climbing accident and a breakup – one of the most difficult times in his…

  Uncertainty. Most of us avoid it with everything we’ve got. We grasp tightly to what we know. We seek out safety, stability and confirmation. We aspire to be in control. In fact, most of us have spent most of our lives learning skills to help us stay in control. Whether it’s on mountain slopes,…

A peaceful warrior is always working on themselves. Someone who is continually facing life’s circumstances with a warrior spirit yet strives to keep their inner world and outer world at peace. It’s someone who has inner strength and personal power yet strives to live a peaceful life. Someone who is full of inner resources despite…

Biofeedback and Visual Imagery for Healing and Performance Successful athletes visualize success before they’ve succeeded. The 90% mental, 10% physical percentage illustrates the power of the mind in relationship to the body. And if athletes happen to encounter an injury, they can use these same visualization skills to heal. The sophisticated power of the mind…

An Extreme Athlete’s Vision Quest: My quest began at 2:00 pm on September 17, 2014 in Grand Teton National Park as I plunged my toes into the icy water of Jenny lake and started the first phase of the “Around-the-Clock” triathlon, my personally-created endurance (or as I like to call it: sufferfest) test. But before…

Set your books down tonight, books of science, pages of genus and species, chapters on history and religion, the lives and passions of others. Can you remember what it was like to be a child? Walk the forest under full moon. Some things are hidden in darkness but others are alive in the soft light.…

Bhutan: Honor the Earth To Travel Is to Experience Our Identity and Unity to All Life. As a young child, my grandmother shared the natural world. We birded, hunted for mushrooms and gathered clay so my young eyes could learn and understand life. I didn’t realize how these excursions would lay the foundation for my…

Girls who shred POWDER in Jackson Hole- and there are a lot of them- are breaking through the ski lodge ceiling. With more visibility in film, competition, and business, they are poised to bring more heart and soul to a sport that has been dominated by boys since it was created. The most obvious example…

People often ask how we chose our current lifestyle. Did we consciously choose to raise our children so consciously? Or did moving into a yurt make us so conscious. Well, eight years ago, when we were living in a typical New England colonial house, in a typical New England town, no, I did not consciously…

  Exciting news!  Jackson Hole is on the list as one of the premiere screening locations for the upcoming documentary: HEAL. “HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. HEAL not only taps into…

Are we at a tipping point for understanding how the mind and body can heal and repair themselves? After attending the Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference at UCLA, it certainly feels that way to me. At this gathering, therapists, counselors, scientists, and mindfulness and self-compassion teachers came together to discuss the theme: Mind, Consciousness and the…

Earth Medicine is a system that is similar to astrology, except that it is based on earth cycles instead of the stars and planets. When you are born, the elemental energies are at work and you have certain animal, plants, minerals, winds and directions that all affect who you are and what your life’s purpose…

It was a cold, clear morning in April, and I awoke feeling pretty down. I won’t go into the details of why, but after wallowing around the house dabbling half-heartedly into a handful of unfinished projects, I realized that a dark cloud had settled heavily around me. Captain Ego was in full control, and I…

No one thinks twice when utilizing a coach to better his or her game. So why not use a life coach to better our lives? According to Holistic Life Coach Christie Watts-Schutt, “Life coaching is meant to be a stepping stone to our own greatness and can be a learning process applied toward all of…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…