The final section of Deciding on Trails is titled, “Taking Heart in Trails.” A little over a month since publishing, I can say that I have taken heart in the positive response to the book.
Five Years in Business!
Five Projects of Which I’m Proud and Where I’m Headed Next Today, I’m celebrating five years in business. It’s been half a decade of hustling to make it work, of traveling around the U.S. and Canada learning from every last community I visit, and of pinching myself that this is the work that I […]
New Look and Message for Cycle Forward
I’m thrilled to share Cycle Forward’s new logo! I registered Cycle Forward as a business a little over four years ago. At the time, the focus was entirely on consulting trail communities on how to better connect to (and thereby benefit from) their trails. Since then, I’ve gone on to establish the nature-based professional coaching […]
Days like this
I’m going to share something with you. I cried about money today. I’m not a frequent all-out crier, although I do get teary-eyed from time to time. But this was a full-fledged cry of frustration and embarrassment. It brought to mind a similar incident last year at a Phoenix International ticket counter. I had missed […]
Collaborations catapult me forward
And make my work a whole lot more fun! Photos by Tori Stipcak of Victoria Irene Photography Most independently-employed consultants are acutely aware of the old saying “two heads are better than one” and a longing for the creative energy that comes along with sharing ideas with coworkers. Even in writing this post, I wish […]
Business Lessons from My Brother
One of the last conversations I had with my brother, Jim, before he died was one about our respective businesses. I had ideas on how he could professionalize his construction business of 10 years – things like a website and Facebook page. Sadly, we never got around to these things, not that I’m convinced […]
Celebrating another wild year at Cycle Forward
Looking back and pushing forward You’ve probably heard the Mary Oliver quote, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” It’s a common question phrased so very beautifully. I was thinking about this yesterday morning as I looked out from my office window. Pittsburgh’s Frick Park is […]
My Path in 2013
Like so many others, this time of year I make a point to reflect upon the year that was. The Cycle Forward motto is “forward motion through trails and cycling,” and I’m happy to say there’s been much forward motion here at CF. I started kicking around the idea of CF in 2012. My original […]