A Vegetarian In Texas

A Vegetarian In Texas

The look of shock and horror had crept up on her face. I sensed jolts of confusion from her as I spoke the words. “I would like the number four without meat.”

When Inspiration Comes From Pavement

When Inspiration Comes From Pavement

After a trip to the restroom and a gulp of water, I lined up at the back of one of the final waves of the 2018 Surf City Half Marathon race. I was a little nervous about finishing the whole thing knowing that I hadn’t hit my mileage target. The words, I just might die, [...]

Promoting Equality In Green Spaces

Promoting Equality In Green Spaces

We Have A Dream: Women Come Together To Inspire Diversity Outdoors As Published on Evergreen Girls “Oh, YOU like hiking and camping? I didn’t think that you would be into that?” The comment came from a friend after hearing about one of my latest camping trips. It was around the time that I had joined [...]

Making Adult Friends in the Age of the Internet

Making Adult Friends in the Age of the Internet

Fingers rest on plastic keys and slightly smudged touchscreens as they slowly scroll down endless pages that exist only in the confines of the Internet or through control channel maps. I can physically feel the conversations emanating from my purse as my smartphone begins to vibrate. However, I often only hear the interrupted fragments of [...]

After The Thirteenth Mile

After The Thirteenth Mile

Rubber soles pounded the warm asphalt creating a steady, but rhythmic, slow-tempo drum beat. They had carried my legs with ease for nine miles on the winding streets of Eugene, Oregon before I felt the slowly creeping soreness of a run that was lasting too damn long spread through my overworked leg muscles. I did [...]

Keep Close To Nature

A cool breeze that rushed up the mountainside had quelled the sweltering heat that rained down from the California summer sun. We attempted to catch our breath, while sitting on top of large gray flat-topped rocks embedded into the rich brown dirt, as the wind moved the few trees decorating the top of the mountain [...]

What To Bring Camping As A Vegetarian

What To Bring Camping As A Vegetarian

Camping while vegetarian or vegan is actually extremely easy. I recently packed way too much amazing food options with me on camping trip to Big Bear, California and had enough food for use as leftovers when I got back. So grab a cooler and your camp gear and take a look at some ideas to [...]

How To Keep Fruits and Vegetables Lasting Longer

I’m in love with avocados, they taste amazing, they’re versatile, they’re packed full of vitamins, protein and good fats, but when I cut open the fruit I eat about half since it also is a lot of calories. However, when I used to throw the other half of the avocado in the fridge, it would [...]

A Quick Guide to Tea

A Quick Guide to Tea

With the cold and flu season rolling in, and massive snowstorms and chilly days freezing everything in sight, hot cups of tea have been consumed as if it were going out of style at my house. The roommates were a little wary at first about the benefits of tea but, after their first cup, they [...]

Church in Nature

Church in Nature

She turned to me and asked why anyone would want to wander out into the middle of the woods when they could be safe at home? What was the point of being so obsessed with nature? I told her that there are those who feel more connected to the universe in nature. Sitting down on [...]