Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Looking for a two night backpacking trip near Santa Cruz that features giant redwood groves, gorgeous vistas, and epic waterfalls?   Big Basin Redwoods State Park has got you covered.

7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out

7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out

One thing I have realized is that getting exercise daily and even weekly can be a challenge for many of us.  As adults with packed schedules, it can be challenging to prioritize exercise, but with a ton of research emerging supporting the benefits (mental, genetic, academic, and of course physical) of consistent exercise, it is [...]

Four Ways to lower Blood Sugar when it won’t Budge

Four Ways to lower Blood Sugar when it won’t Budge

  I go through periods where my blood sugar just won't budge.  Increased insulin resistance can be attributed to a variety of factors including: menstrual hormones, fighting off infection, and stress.  Having a blood sugar over 200 mg/dL that just won't budge is extremely frustrating.  You keep throwing insulin at it and then hours later [...]

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

I grew up assuming that backpacking was not an option for me.  Backpacking along with scuba diving was looped into the "too dangerous for diabetics" category in my head. A category, which I've only recently realized is completely ludicrous. Unlike scuba diving, no one (other than my mom) has ever told me that backpacking is [...]