Farewell to Ashy August

Like many others, I moved to the mountains of NorCal for the wealth of outdoor opportunities the area has to offer. And like my friends and neighbors in this mountain community, I’ve sunken into a state of guilt-ridden depression over the persistent smoke from the nearby Carr Fire. Today, I’m a mixed bag of emotions. […]

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happy to be alive

Yesterday was my 35th birthday. I have to say, it was the best one yet. Maybe it was because I had so many other things to celebrate this time — like the fact that my partner’s property miraculously remained safe after a raging wildfire threatened to destroy everything he spent the past year and a […]

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How do you honor Mental Health Month?

First, did you even know that May is Mental Health Month? I’m admittedly a little late in acknowledging it here on my blog, but for me, every month is mental health month. I’ve spent the past 20 years of my life swaying between acceptance and denial on whether or not I have a mental illness. […]

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Weed Run For Food 2017 First Female Steinheimer

Weed Run for Food Thanksgiving 5k Race Review

This year’s Thanksgiving was amazing. So much better than last year, when I spent my entire Thanksgiving driving alone (with my dog, of course) across the most desolate corners of Oregon and Nevada on my way back home to New Jersey, resting briefly at a truck stop for a depressing dinner of greasy pizza. Thinking […]

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