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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four Ways to Explore Your Town and Improve Your Summer

Four Ways to Explore Your Town and Improve Your Summer

After the surprise of blue skies and warm weather wears off, most people usually find themselves back inside. Sure, maybe you can be productive inside and finally finished the new season of your favorite show on Netflix, but there is so much you’ll be missing just on […]

Five Hikes Near Rexburg You’ve Never Heard Of

Five Hikes Near Rexburg You’ve Never Heard Of

If you have lived in Rexburg for more than a semester, chances are you’ve probably heard the same hikes mentioned over and over again. With Yellowstone, Targhee National Forest and Craters of the Moon so close by, there must be more hikes. Here is a […]

How to Stay Cool this Summer

How to Stay Cool this Summer

A heat wave hit Rexburg this week. On June 3, the recorded high was 78 degrees according to wunderground.com. In Rexburg, the average high temperatures in July is 83 degrees according to usclimatedata.com. With the heat approaching, here are ways to stay cool this summer. […]

25 Cheap Spring Activities

Spring has arrived! In honor of the warmth, my roommate and I set up my Kammock in a park near my apartment. Walking up to our perfect spot, a group slacklined nearby and children played in ecstasy. Two other people had a hammock set up […]

How to Entertain Yourself on a Solo Road Trip

How to Entertain Yourself on a Solo Road Trip

In preparation for a 24 hour long road trip spanning over 1600 miles, I looked at at least 20 blogs and websites, looking for ideas for entertaining oneself on a solo trip. I was disappointed to find none of them had any tips I liked. […]