Be mindful of how you behave towards other people.
Particularly in conversation — concentrate on listening and engaging rather than letting your mind wander or thinking ahead to what you are going to say next.
Stay in the moment.
You’ll be amazed by how much better the communication will be.
What three things could be better? Check out this fun edit from Alex Riedman’s trip to Chile last year. She ended up 5th at the Chilean Freeskiing Championships and certainly found some of the sweetest spots in the Southern Hemisphere. Nice work Alex!
Have you been watching the World Cup? Hard to avoid it! I couldn’t believe what I saw with the Uruguay-Italy game today…Did you know about this guy Saurez? I had heard people talk about him biting other players, but I never dreamt I would watch it live! There it was, he totally bit another player! Anyways, I laughed out loud when I saw this meme about him. Looking forward to the USA-Germany game on Thursday!
Here is a video of him biting a Chelsea defender’s arm during the Premiere League season.
I love how everyone uses #’s like #TBT and #FlashbackFriday and, umm, a myriad of others, to be able to have an excuse to post old photos. Here are some of my favorite old photos I’ve just come across recently!
Like this photo below. It was cool to realize I was on a poster at Nevados de Chillán in Chile!
What about that one time when my family built my brother a mushroom-cultivating lab?
And we cleaned a bunch of garlic that he grew. It was so boring! (Jim, my stepdad on the left, and my mother)
Getting to meet Mike Douglas at the Banff Film Festival was so rad! He is one of my favorite skiers of all time and the way he has stayed connected to the ski industry and culture is really inspiring.
Rowing a boat in the Grand Canyon!
Hiking through Old Growth Forest with my brother and Estelle in Revelstoke.
Ok! That’s enough nostalgia. Back to #LIVINGINTHEPRESENT
But old photos are fun!! Have a great weekend!
A little wisdom for your new week ahead from the ancient poet, Rumi
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
This photo was taken on April 15, 2012. The ski lines you can see are from the participants of the first ever SheJumps Alpine Finishing School. The line is called Solitude and it is on the Justice glacier. The 2013 Alpine Finishing School group also got to ski this line, but they are literally the last people to ever lay tracks down it. Due to warming temps and a rainy summer, the crevasses are now too large and dangerous to navigate, making this a moment for the history books. I hope that the historical (and embarrassingly tardy) landmark decision for the EPA to impose limits on carbon pollution will help us to curb this change! @shejumps #actonclimate follow me on instagram @freelance_girafficorn
Here is a sweet little edit from SheJumps Web Editor and 2014 AFS participant Cristy Watson about her trip to the Selkirks this year!
Our lead guide, Diny Harrison–the first Canadian woman to become an internationally certified mountain guide (IFMGA). She is so awesome!! Words do not do justice to how amazingly fierce, strong, and independent this woman is. She is also wildly hilarious!
In keeping with the badass female theme, here I am with Grania Devine (left), the founder of the Selkirk lodge and her amazing sister and partner-in-crime…Reinet Shaw! Thanks ladies for letting us into your lodge for an unforgettable week.
Another view of the Justice glacier to the looker’s left of the picture above. This line was skied by the first and 2nd Alpine Finishing Schools, but due to a warm, wet summer last year, it will likely never be skied again until all the ice has melted. How intense to visibly see the effects of climate change so close at hand.