Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

The wrong impression Meditation makes me think of monks sitting far away in a monastery in the mountains. They sit with hands in lap, cross-legged on the floor. With closed eyes, they murmur, “Om,” over and over again, dragging it out. Seriously, I thought that if I...
Rediscovering Silence

Rediscovering Silence

With the distraction of school, two jobs, and a social life, I find that it is easy to forget to take quiet moments and reflect. I have found that my hectic schedule has held me back from my goals. Don’t get me wrong. Most of my responsibilities will help me in...
Mesa Falls, Idaho

Mesa Falls, Idaho

  Anyone near Targhee national forest has most likely heard of Mesa Falls. I’ve personally been there a few times, and it is a well-known spot with lots of traffic during the summer. At the upper falls, you can find any information you need at the...
Your Guide to Hammocking

Your Guide to Hammocking

If my town is anything like the rest of the country, people are becoming obsessed with hammocks this summer. Brightly colored hammocks sway from trees in every park you pass. In the year I’ve owned it, I have stargazed in it, camped overnight, read books in the...
Packsaddle Lake, Idaho

Packsaddle Lake, Idaho

Hidden in Big Hole Mountains near Driggs, Idaho, Packsaddle Lake is a great spot to cool off in the summer. My roommates and I went near the end of July, and while the hike was hot, the water was cold. That didn’t stop us or the twenty other people from jumping...