If heights is not your thing, then skip hike down, but if you can get past fear and take in the gorgeous cliff side views and wander your way down the wooden steps then you will be in for a treat.Read More
It’s been 6 months. Six months of re-learning how to move my face. How to smile. Six months of depression, struggle and well just plain sadness. I’ve had and still have shitty days and weeks.
How am I getting past it? Focusing on the changes. Planning for my summer and finding new hikes / trails to explore.Read More
I am challenging myself to get out explore and hike in SoCal. I've spent the last 14 years dealing with a knee that refused to do its job. Last year I went through TKR, Total Knee Replacement. This is going to be my #summertorememberRead More
I spent the last two weekends hiking in Lake Elsinore and Antelope Valley walking amongst the poppies and thousands of other people. While many stayed on trails and followed the path, others climbed down steep slops and hillsides…i.e natural disasters.
So this is a funny look (with gorgeous poppy footage sprinkled in-between) on hiking with the poppies!Read More
Understanding the word “patience”…learning to hate it. It is very hard to have patience when you are provided no END date. How long will it take me to recover? What medication should I take? Are there alternatives? Should I try acupuncture? Botox? Surgery? These are the questions that keep every Bell’s Palsy or Ramsay Hunt sufferer awake at night. #ramsayhunt #bellspalsyRead More
Ever feel like you’re on a path and you have NO IDEA where it leads?? Strengthening a 140 day-old knee while hitting 100 days with RHS and I’m finding that my path is unknown. There is no “end” date. Each day, I have to try and dig deep for energy. Yet I’m not sleeping. It’s the unknown that keeps me up at night.Read More
Pray for what you want, but work for the things you need.Read More
It’s been 45 days since I was in the ER and developed Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. I was officially diagnosed on November 14th. I began treatments, 31 days ago. I’ve had one round of acupuncture and feel no change in how my face functions. I have moments of nerve reactions, but with no idea when it will end, all I can do is wait.Read More
Choosing the right camera gear can be intimidating, overwhelming and expensive if you do not research and read before making that BIG purchase. Being a professional photographer and working in one of the largest creative industries, I have worked with photography in all aspects. You name it, well I’ve probably shot it, learned it (or at least attempted). I offer my advice and my opinion on how to choose the camera gear you will need for your next photography adventure.Read More
Fifteen days ago I woke with extreme ear pain. I can’t not remember when the facial paralysis began. I don’t know if it came on slow, while I was sleeping. I just remember trying to talk and my face wasn’t acting right. On Wednesday, November 14th, I was diagnosed; I do not have Bells Palsy, while it looks the same, what I have is a version that only impacts 5 in 100,000. It is called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This is my story.Read More
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Budda
My first 10 days after getting full TKR; Total Knee Replacement.Read More