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Yesterday on this trail I was pleased to see a young coyote running along ahead of me.
Today, I was greeted by two woodpeckers.
Just 20 minutes ago I heard the saying "Nature is the silent voice of intuition". What is it about the wild environment that either draws us to it or pushes others away?
Many people are pulled to spend their lives in natures embrace and I know for myself that without it, life would be much different. The appreciation I have for time in the quiet, calming presence of nature is huge, and each day I look for ways to connect, even if it's for a moment under a tree or to watch a squirrel.
How do you connect with nature and how does that influence your physical, mental, emotional & spiritual wellbeing?

#nature #edmonton #yeg #woodpeckers #northsaskatchewanriver #backpacking #urbanhike #yeg #karlsthoughts #summervacation #summeronpurpose #intuition

Is it just me or do you read a bunch of books on one topic and then move on to another topic after a while?
This is the 6th book in a row about thru-hiking trips on the Camino De Santiago, Pacific Crest Trail & Appalachian Trail.
I'm so drawn to the stories people have to share about these long journeys and would love to do one some day, however, I think it's almost time to switch topics.
What do you think I should read?
#yeg #bookstagram #reading #yegbooks #caminodesantiago #appalachiantrail #pacificcresttrail #thruhike #journeys #pilgrimage #spain #france #trailhiking #backpacking #bedtimestories #edmonton

What an exciting adventure! Check out the blog post by clicking the link in my bio!! #skydive #skydiving #epilepsy #yeg #edmonton #edennorthskydive #twindad #summer #summeronpurpose #yegskydive #edmontonskydive #epilepsy #epilepsywarrior #goals

Early morning view looking east as I walked along the North Saskatchewan River.
#yeg #edmonton #northsaskatchewanriver #nature #urbanhike #summervacation #summeronpurpose

To my Edmonton friends... I'm booking a canoe trip from Devon to Edmonton on August 13th and need to fill one more canoe.
It's $100 and we will start at Emily Murphy park at 9am. (2 adults) or an additional $25/child if you want to take 2 kids

Shuttle to Devon and canoe down the river.
Once finished, around mid afternoon (depending on how fast/slow you want to go), you leave the canoe at Emily Murphy park and are free to go home.
I need to confirm by Tuesday July 25th and would prefer to have the money upfront so I can pay them rather than paying out of pocket.
If you want to go, please comment below or send me a message and I'll book you in and let you know how to e-transfer me so I can pay Edmonton Canoe.

#summer #summervacation #edmonton #edmontoncanoe #yeg #yegrivervalley #yegriver #northsaskatchewanriver #canoeing #summeradventures

A child's curiosity always amazes me. The landscaping project next door has intrigued Keira for the past few days and the gap between the fence posts has been her observation post for many hours!
Imagine what our world would be like if we were more curious with each other, showing people that we really care about them and have a genuine interest in their hopes and dreams.
How has someone in your life demonstrated a level of curiosity that helped to make you feel important?
#yeg #curiosity #twindad #dadstuff #yegdad #edmonton #summer #summervacation #summeronpurpose #landscaping #spying #children #lifelessons #karlsthoughts

We arrived at Eden North to jump out of an airplane yesterday but the weather didn't cooperate with us so we had to plan again for next week.
I figure since I've been waiting over 20 years to do this, one more week isn't a long wait.
I will say that all the excitement leading up to it had me tired without the release but I'm even more excited now that I've been out there.
More to follow on the big goal!
#skydive #skydiving #yeg #yegdad #epilepsy #summeronpurpose #edennorthskydive #birthday #lifegoals #goforit #parachute #alberta #goalsetting #adventuretime

We're all set and ready to go for Hayley & Keira's 3rd Annual Epic Lemonade Stand.
This year they will be donating to the @edmonton_humane_society_ehs and we have lots of treats to go along with the lemonade or iced tea.
Last year we had quite a turn out and it's another beautiful day so come and visit if you know our address. If not, send me a DM and I'll send it to you.
Take a lawn chair, hang out with us and of course, bring a cash donation for the Humane Society.
#yeg #yegdad #lemonadestand #edmonton #walkableedmonton #yegpeople #youngpreneur #edmontonhumanesociety #cookies #twindad #summeronpurpose #yegsummer #yegevents

If you want to spend a day doing stuff with the kids, check out the Alberta Legislature. Take the bathing suits so you can enjoy the wading pool, pack a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds surrounding the buildings and go for a 45 minute tour to learn about our government.
Follow that up with a free 11 minute video in the Federal building and check out the local art gallery as well as the interpretive centre for more learning and an opportunity for the kids to dress up as Speaker of the House or Lt. Governor.
Lots of fun to be had and also a great opportunity for children and adults to learn more about our history as well as how government operates.
#summer #summervacation #summeronpurpose #alberta #albertagovernment #albertalegislature #canada #yeg #yegdad #family #familyadventure #twindad #socialstudies #culture #government #politics #yegpeople #walkableedmonton #exploreedmonton

How does having an abundant mindset help?
Is it good enough to simply think abundant thoughts?
What else can we do to manifest the things we want in life?
Today I share my thoughts in a brief blog post about how our thoughts, feelings and actions can create change in our lives.
Access the blog post by clicking the link in my bio.
#yeg #abundance #karlsthoughts #yegblog #edmonton #yegcoach #mindset #mindsetcoach #actions #tuesday #tuesdaymorning #blogpost #blogger #wordpress #lifecoach #healthandwellnesscoach #wellnesscoach

Large pita shells are great for making pizzas. Just fill with your preferred sauce and toppings, cook at about 450 until cheese is melted and it's good to go! 🍕

What toppings do you enjoy on pizza? 🧀🌶🍅 #pizza #pitapizza #twindad #nutrition #nutritioncoach #yeg #yegdad #yegfood #yegcoach #edmonton #food #foodie #precisionnutrition #yegeats

Summer in Edmonton is filled with lots of great festivals, events, kids camps, library and community green shack programs.
When we aren't hiking or biking through the trails, playing at home, quietly reading books or working in the yard, we are most likely checking out the fun stuff such as the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.
If you haven't been to Churchill square to enjoy some great street theatre, there's some great acts.
#yeg #yegevent #yegstreetperformers #edmonton #edmontonstreetperformers #summer #summervacation #summeronpurpose #yegdad #yegpeople #walkableedmonton #exploreedmonton #streetperformer #streettheatre #comedy #twindad

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