Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Like many others, I moved to the mountains of NorCal for the wealth of outdoor opportunities the area has to offer. And like my friends and neighbors in this mountain community, I’ve sunken into a state of guilt-ridden depression over the persistent smoke from the nearby Carr Fire. Today, I’m a mixed bag of emotions. …

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Mt. Shasta trail running

It’s the day before the winter solstice. My garlic is planted and I got my first snowy run this morning. There’s something totally magical about frolicking (because that’s how I run) among fatty flakes floating gently toward the ground. Until your jacket starts to soak through. Then it’s time to go home. Yesterday I moved …

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Weed Run For Food 2017 First Female Steinheimer

This year’s Thanksgiving was amazing. So much better than last year, when I spent my entire Thanksgiving driving alone (with my dog, of course) across the most desolate corners of Oregon and Nevada on my way back home to New Jersey, resting briefly at a truck stop for a depressing dinner of greasy pizza. Thinking …

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Yesterday was absolutely perfect, weather-wise, and with the repeat warnings of this horrible arctic blast sweeping through NJ, I really wanted to get outside and enjoy it. By the time I finished work and running errands, the sun was already making its way down past the treeline, but I wasn’t going to let that stop …

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