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Cole Mountain Via Appalachian Trail
2024-03-28 14:04
Cole Mountain is a popular hiking destination located in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. The mountain is part of the Appalachian Trail and offers breathtaking views of the… Read More
Sugar Hollow To Big Branch Falls
2024-02-26 14:07
Sugar Hollow to Big Branch Falls is a popular hiking trail located in Albemarle County, Virginia, even on the cooler days of the year. The trail is approximately 4.5 miles long and is rated… Read More
Turk Mountain
2024-02-19 13:57
Turk Mountain is a prominent peak located in the southern district of Shenandoah National Park. With an elevation of 2625 feet, it offers a challenging yet rewarding hike for outdoor enthusi… Read More
Keeping Your Dog On A Leash On Trails
2024-02-05 13:55
I, like many other dog owners, enjoy taking their dog on outdoor adventures. And it’s tempting to let your dog roam free, but it’s important keep your dog on a leash for several… Read More
2023-12-29 14:24
This 2024 Hiking Log will be updated every week after I complete a hike to track the trail, the mileage, and all of the hikes I will do this year. DateTrailDistanceNoteThe post 2024 Hik… Read More
2023-12-26 15:33
If you’re looking for a challenging hike with breathtaking views, the Austin Mountain and Furnace Mountain Loop in Shenandoah National Park is a must-do. This 12.8-mile loop takes you… Read More
Riprap Trail Via Wildcat Ridge
2023-12-13 01:10
These last few months I’ve been thinking about the Riprap trail but held back as I didn’t want to go through the streams and if you don’t get to the RipRap Parking lot in t… Read More
Ask Petra: Criteria For Creative Goals
2023-12-12 14:08
As a creative, I find myself driven by the passion for self-expression, innovation, and making a difference in the world. Yet, the criteria for this vision and turning it into concrete goals… Read More
Ask Petra: How To Structure Your Day
2023-11-21 13:48
Creativity is valuable one key part of optimizing creative output is how you structure your day in a way that supports your creative process. There aren’t any right or wrong answers he… Read More
Why A Mastermind Can Be Just What You Need
2023-11-17 12:56
Let’s talk about what a mastermind is! This is where a group of people come together and meet on a regular basis to support each other in achieving their goals. Mastermind groups can b… Read More
Have You Ever Dealt With Creative Block?
2023-11-15 12:47
Creative block is a state of being where you feel unable to access your creativity and you stare at the screen or a blank canvas. And the reality is that it can happen to anyone, regardless… Read More
Still Just Thinking About Your Dreams?
2023-11-10 00:07
I had so many dreams for as long as I could remember and all I ever just did was thinking about them. The challenge was that at 17 and even at 25 I found it difficult to know the steps I nee… Read More
The Beauty Of Blackrock Summit
2023-11-08 13:53
I came across Blackrock Summit on a previous hike and wanted to approach this from a different angle. And since my dog Zina isn’t quite ready for the longer hikes this made it a good c… Read More
2023-11-08 01:22
Let’s create magic together, where I come with a background in empowering creatives and artists to achieve your most important creative goals, I possesses a unique ability to help you… Read More
2023-10-06 14:48
Welcome to the heart of inspiration and motivation where I am answering a few things about Wild Hearted Creative Goals Q&A! In your journey to be the best version of yourself, you may fi… Read More
2023-10-01 13:04
It’s time once again to review my quarterly goals and do a quick update for October 2023. And once again, I found there have been changes. Since my June update, we added a new f… Read More
A New Season Is Here
2023-09-29 12:44
I just hit level 49. My last year in my 40’s and not only are we in fall, I feel a new season is here. For the last year, I consistently posted a picture of me and my coffee mug and a… Read More
Camping At The Beach Vacation
2023-09-23 12:07
I love camping in the mountains but this year our annual friend’s vacation was camping at the beach. And I can tell you, while we couldn’t see the ocean, we could hear the waves… Read More
How To Turn My Dream Into A Workable Plan
2023-09-13 13:23
As a coach and a creative, I often feel sadness when I hear why my fellow creatives state why they can’t follow their dream. I understand that life is messy and can be a roller coaster… Read More
Make The Most Of Your Day
2023-09-11 13:14
It’s not enough for me to just dream of my goals and visualize them being a huge success, when you make the most of your day, the magic happens in the action you take! To achieve my d… Read More
2023-09-05 12:09
Since researching and studying goal setting one of the most talked about methods is SMART Goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely, and for some that can absolutely wo… Read More
How To Market Your Creative Work
2023-09-03 12:00
One of the things I didn’t know in my early days is how to market your creative work and as a creative person, you know that your work is valuable. But how do you get people to see it… Read More
A Guide To Building A Creative Career
2023-09-01 12:30
I remember when I was still dreaming about having a creative career and found it challenging to wrap my head around it actually happening and now that is exactly what I have. So if you are p… Read More
How To Find Your Creative Community
2023-08-18 12:30
I don’t know about you, but as an artist, having a creative community of like-minded people can not only help us in our journey but also bring us success. A community can provide you w… Read More
2023-08-12 12:00
I don’t know how many times I hear people tell me they don’t have a creative side, but creativity is a skill that can be cultivated with practice. Just like any other skill, it t… Read More
How To Achieve Monthly Money Goals
2023-08-08 12:30
Do you want to achieve your monthly money goals? If so, the first step is to set them. But how do you set money goals that are realistic, achievable, and motivating? As a business owner… Read More
Make A Living From Your Creative Work
2023-08-06 12:30
I remember dreaming about making a living from my creative work and I hate to admit it, but there was a time, I didn’t believe I could do it. And I know I am not the only one whose dre… Read More
Embrace And Nurture Your Artistic Spirit
2023-08-02 12:30
In a world where creativity knows no bounds, finding a community that embraces and nurtures your artistic spirit can be a game-changer. The Wild-Hearted Creative Community stands as a shinin… Read More
July Health Goals Update 2023
2023-07-30 12:20
I haven’t done a health goals update since April so I thought I would do one on the last day of July! If you’ve been following along you know that my doctor told me I had high ch… Read More
A Challenging Week
2023-07-28 17:40
It’s been a long week and a bit of a challenging week for me. As you know I’ve been hiking the last several months and stepped it up to about 2-3 hikes a week. Last week I decide… Read More
Creative Momentum 5-Day Challenge
2023-07-27 12:00
Creative momentum is the driving force that propels us forward and transforms our ideas into reality. And many people who I talk to are filled with aspirations and dreams, wishing and hoping… Read More
Power Of Saying No
2023-07-25 12:30
Are you afraid of saying no? I don’t know about you but it feels like we have an endless river of demands and commitments that have the tendency to leave us overwhelmed and exhausted… Read More
2023-07-21 10:38
A free resource library is a collection of digital resources I’ve compiled together. These resources include ebooks, worksheets, checklists, and other helpful materials. The FREE R… Read More
The Humpback Rocks Trail
2023-07-15 12:30
The Humpback Rocks Trail is quite a popular hiking spot for people, and I decided to go early on a Thursday which was a smart move as the parking lot will overflow at some point, so either g… Read More
Spirit Camp For Kids Teacher Training
2023-07-13 12:30
This website uses affiliate links which may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Would you like to be part of an exciting wave of change taking place in the world? I want to s… Read More
2023-07-11 12:30
Dobie Mountain Trail via the Appalachian Trail won’t have much parking on a holiday or the weekend as the parking lot is often filled with people who hike up to the Humpback Rocks Summ… Read More
Unlocking Your Success With Accountability
2023-07-09 12:00
The journey towards our goals can become exponentially more effective and rewarding when we introduce a crucial element: accountability. Creatives often struggle with self-doubt, questioning… Read More
The Wild-Hearted Creative Community
2023-07-07 12:00
I want to share a bit about the Wild Hearted Creative Community. I created the community to help you reach your creative goals, providing a combination of encouragement, motivation, and aven… Read More
2023-07-05 12:32
This past weekend I had the honor to be part of the wedding vow renewal of dear friends of ours and I was able to conquer the heights in North Carolina. My favorite part about this experienc… Read More
Leaving Procrastination Station
2023-06-30 12:00
How long have you been waiting on the train to leave the procrastination station? There is so much creativity a boundless force that resides within you, waiting to be unleashed. Yet, all too… Read More
Exploring Peaks Of Inspiration
2023-06-29 12:00
It seems to be that life is really about the transformative journey and the opportunity to explore the peaks of inspiration. And over the years, people have asked me how I get things done an… Read More
The Power Of Knowing Your Creative Style
2023-06-28 12:30
Creativity is a boundless force that dwells within each of us, waiting to be discovered and expressed. We all have a unique creative style that reflects our innermost passions, preferences… Read More
2023-06-25 12:30
I have some practical tips for creatives as well as some techniques to enhance your creativity, improve your artistic skills, and overcome the hurdles that often accompany the creative journ… Read More
The Magic Of Light Challenge Prompt
2023-06-23 12:30
Calling all creative souls! It’s time to capture the magic of light and share your unique interpretation with us. Your challenge is to create a piece of art, write a poem, or capture a… Read More
A Glimpse Of The Creative Journey
2023-06-19 12:30
I am kicking off a 3-months program for the creative journey and wanted to share how it all goes down. First, let me start by sharing that the entire program is run via Google Groups i.e… Read More
A Glimpse Of The Wild-Hearted Creative
2023-06-19 12:30
I am kicking off a membership for the wild-hearted creative in you and wanted to share how it all goes down. If you don’t have a habit to make creative consistently, developing a c… Read More
2023-06-15 12:00
The other day I asked what get’s in the way of creativity and finding time is one of the problems. And yet, if have a creative routine in your daily life it supports your personal grow… Read More
From Ordinary To A Creative Person
2023-06-13 11:56
In the beginning, I didn’t acknowledge I was a creative person or even an artist. I started to crochet when I was 17 and pregnant as a way to occupy my time. Over the years, I was obse… Read More
2023-06-11 13:00
As an artist and writer, dealing with creative blocks is no fun. It can feel like we’re stagnant in our existence because we tend to tap into our creativity for innovation, problem-sol… Read More
The Path Of Creativity Allows You To Matter
2023-06-07 13:00
When I read the words that when you pursue the path of creativity and allow yourself to do what brings you joy, you allow yourself to matter. Creativity is a powerful force that resides insi… Read More
Use Creativity To Leverage Your Career
2023-06-03 13:00
I believe that you have the ability to use creativity to leverage your career. Take a look around, and you might observe that successful individuals in any area are in many cases the most c… Read More
2023-06-01 13:00
It’s that time again when I review and update the quarterly goals for June 2023. And I there have been some changes. I’ve been focusing on my health this year by changing my… Read More
My Connection Between Anger And Shame
2023-05-30 11:49
Since realizing that I could use some healing, I’ve always known that for me anger and shame are connected. Let me give you a little of the back story! As a teenager, I was walkin… Read More
My Rebel Year’s Purpose
2023-05-22 13:00
My Rebel Year’s purpose is to empower individuals to unleash their full potential, achieve personal growth, and create meaningful impact in their lives and communities. I strive to pro… Read More
Options For Journaling
2023-05-18 13:00
Pen and Paper are not the only options for journaling there are other mediums, such as a notebook, computer, or phone. You can use apps that let you use your phone to journal too. The choice… Read More
Letting Go Of Fear And Embracing Change
2023-05-16 12:30
I know firsthand that change is an inherent part of life, yet I still find myself hanging onto familiar things, relationships, or situations for far too long. There is comfort in the known… Read More
Choose Snacks For A Full Day Hiking Trip
2023-05-14 13:21
I’m heading out for another hiking adventure, and because I am looking at 9-11 miles it’s important that I bring the right kind of snacks and hydration with me. And I want to sh… Read More
What Are The Benefits Of Journaling
2023-05-10 13:00
There’s no denying the benefits of journaling for personal growth and self-improvement. When you put your thoughts and emotions down on paper, you can gain valuable insights into yours… Read More
Leave A Mark With Laser Engraved Product
2023-05-09 13:00
As a wood-burning artist, I was quite apprehensive about the trend that emerged with using a laser. Laser engraving is different than wood burning but a few months ago I made the investment… Read More

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