Outside Is Open!


I’m a lucky woman! I live in Ventura county and we did not have as many cases and as many deaths as Los Angeles county and surrounding counties so the trails are open! Wow, what a difference riding my bike on the trail makes! It was lovely out there today. I saw a kick assContinue reading “Outside Is Open!”

Talk To The Animals


I’ve always spoken to animals as if they’re my closest friends. Most all animals will like you more when you just BE who you are toward them. Treat them like a living breathing BEING, not a pet and you’ll feel the fullness of connection at its best. Ive been opening my heart to animals sinceContinue reading “Talk To The Animals”

Time In The Saddle–25 years!


I remember the first time I saw someone riding their bike up a dirt trail, I thought they were crazy, “who would want to do that?” A few years later, I was crazy because I wanted to do that! This year marks 25 years Mountain Biking in The Santa Monica Mountains! The very first rideContinue reading “Time In The Saddle–25 years!”

27 Years of Living and Learning in Los Angeles !


June marks 27 years living in California. Here are 27 things I have learned about living in Los Angeles after  27 years of living here: 1)  I really don’t have to fit in with the crowd here–NOR do I want to! 2)  In time, everyone talks like a “Californian.”  We say things like, “yeah, trafficContinue reading “27 Years of Living and Learning in Los Angeles !”

Malibu Hikers!


“What do these women wish to achieve by hiking up these hills in Malibu?” Imagine a very proper Brittish accent with a sort of chronic, cynical way of being in life asking this question, I was telling her about the out of town visitors I’ve been leading on private hikes in Malibu. Her words and the toneContinue reading “Malibu Hikers!”

California Dreams–Letting Go!


I remember my second visit to California, I was 18 years old and loving this place!  Near the end of my trip, I read some graffiti on a freeway overpass, “Tourists GO HOME”!  I remember feeling really bad when I read it, almost like I had been personally attacked. I couldn’t understand how someone would wantContinue reading “California Dreams–Letting Go!”

Puma Power


As I began my hike at I the start of  Will Rogers State Park, a young woman came running out of the woods, “Oh My God, there’s a mountain lion in there!”  She had turned around after seeing the mountain lion in her first 5 minutes on the trail. I eased her fear a bitContinue reading “Puma Power”