When my heart is achey and heavy and it's rainy and my cold won't go away, I put on some good music, take a few deep breaths, and I look at photos from my adventures. I remember the awe I felt when I took the photo, full of wonder. I remember the giddy feeling in my body. I remember how much I've grown as a person. How valuable I am. How I am loved. How I love myself. How I feel whole on my own. How I know I am competent, able, strong, and independent. I remember my amazing friends. And I know I can manage. I can thrive. Oh my heart, how intensely I feel, but oh how a heart can heal. • #explorewashington #autumn #autumninwashington #washingtonstate #mtdickerman #trail #hike #girlswhohike #landscape #color #washington #somuchbeauty #warminheartcalminmind #hikewashington #changingcolors #mountains