Rachel and the McKenzie River

How to show up at a race and win

When I started this blog I never imagined I'd write so much about running but low and behold, here I am again for the second time in four months writing about running. As with most physical disciplines, there are several parallels to be drawn between doing the activity and its practical application in life. So even if running … Continue reading How to show up at a race and win

Heceta Head Lighthouse by Rachel Drummond

Making Things = Creativity

My people! I've been getting some really great feedback on these posts and for this, I am deeply grateful. A big 'ole THANK YOU to all of you who have spoken up, written comments, mailed me postcards (all the way from New Zealand!), and sent me so encouraging words. I've always enjoyed expressing myself through writing, … Continue reading Making Things = Creativity

The O and Four Fs

I'm honestly so vexed when I hear people say: "I'm bored". "How is this possible?" I think to myself. "Doesn't everyone have a zillion things on their want-to-try list? Hundreds of interests that have never made it past the 'I'll try that someday' category? A list of half-finished projects that makes you wonder if it's … Continue reading The O and Four Fs

Rachel posing in Virabhadrasana A (Warrior 1). Photo by Briana Cerezo.

Harnessing Your Ambition

I always feel about ten years late to the party when I say things like: "Wow, there are so many podcasts!" Is anyone else with me on this? Was I the only person in the dark without knowing that there was an infinitive variety of free audible content available to listen to? Literally, podcasts for … Continue reading Harnessing Your Ambition


Oh I love a good story. Who doesn't? Winter isn't my favorite season, but I do try to appreciate the gifts that it brings us in the northern hemisphere: an abundance of citrus, snow for skiing and snow-shoeing, and fewer daylight hours which in creates more opportunities for hygge reading ("hoo-gah"; the suddenly-hip Danish concept of … Continue reading Stories

Love for the confused

Love is simple. Love is confusing. And love is everything in between simplicity and confusion. Because Valentine's day is a day from today, let's talk about love. If you are a person who's ever been confused by or questioning your love for someone or how someone is showing their love for you, this is my love-letter … Continue reading Love for the confused