The Situation

Amazing Outdoor AdventureI’m just a single woman with 3 dogs, who loves the outdoors, spent most of my adult life working in it, and also crossed into other areas of business that deeply broadened my knowledge and expertise beyond the hunt-fish-camp business arena.

Needless to say I’ve been into a routine for a number of years that has provided me a decent living, an opportunity to travel beautiful south west Minnesota, and work with an amazing collection of people whom I cherish beyond being customers and colleagues. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.  I face the challenges put forth to me each day with a can-do attitude, and give my best to everyone and in everything I do.  The downside is a little disparity between what I want to accomplish, and what I actually can. Work comes first and everything else has to fall in place after.  It’s the routine I’ve come to accept.  Until now.  Did I hear someone say it’s time for an adventure?

What If?

Bucket of Limitless PossibilitiesFirst quarter 2012 proved to be especially challenging for me. An injury I endured all fall wasn’t getting any better, resulting in Doctor visits and treatments that ended up going on for months. So did the bills.

Then my prized hunting partner–the four-legged man of the house–became very ill, almost died, and required hundreds of dollars of treatment and surgery to bring him back to prime condition.

Then one of my sweet little Lhasa girls went lame with a ruptured ACL and required surgery followed by months of recovery–and bills.  Throughout this chaos the demands of work remained constant.  The demands of my personal life remained unaddressed.  If this was any indication of what was in store for me the rest of the year…..

Then in second quarter, the epiphany came.  WHAT IF?  What if I only had 5 years left?  What if I only had a year left?  What if this is my boys last good year in the field?  It jolted me into a new perspective.  Would I have any regrets?  I realized I was at a crossroads and didn’t like what I saw.

Time for a bucket list, and a plan.  We get one pass through life and everything wonderful about it is there for us if we choose to go get it.  The possibilities are endless!

Tips and Tricks, Gear and Gadgets and Getaways Ohhh My!

Whats NewsWhen it comes to the outdoors, there are times when I have to have the latest whatsit whizmo deelie, and other times when I am not giving up until I create some nutty homemade contraption on my own.  Admittedly, sometimes, my ideas need a little massage….but there are plenty of times when I’m pure genius.  (ok maybe not exactly genius).  If it’s new to me, and I’ve tried it with great success, this is where you’ll hear about it.

In addition, this is where upcoming opportunities and adventures will be listed, news and events.  Someone once said “if you build it, they will come”.    Calling all adventurers!

Diary of a Food Baby

Killer Cookin PR Brady AdventuresThere’s food and then there’s food.

Fast food.  Not my idea of a good time.  Been there and done that. And with that routine came less energy, more pounds, and decreased health.

I’m a food baby.  I love food.  My idea of food is real home cooked food, and I love to make it.  Dad was a baker, and also big into ethnic cooking from his roots in the Ukraine.  He taught me well.  Being the creative person that I am, now I dabble with an array cooking techniques of my own, often with his wonderful influence.

People tell me I’m a good cook.  I’ve made meals for groups of 150 people.  Some of my favorite dishes are of course …come to think of it, what food isn’t a favorite? And the best twist is to be able to serve something up from the wild that I dispatched myself.

This space is reserved for fellow foodies, to enjoy a new spin on an old favorite or a new spin on what could be a new favorite!

The Outdoors Way

Words from Wild PR Brady AdventuresIf you need time in the outdoors like you need air to breathe, you know where I’m coming from.  If you don’t,  perhaps this section will help you better understand those of us who do.  Or maybe inspire you to become one of us. This space is saved to describe and express those “never enough” moments that bring me back to what matters most.

I’m Just Sayin’…

Girl Outdoors PR Brady AdventuresWhile this page is referred to as Girl Outdoors it isn’t necessarily restricted to girls only.  I don’t tend to have many traditional girl-like interests, but we ladies stick together regardless of our personal interests, because, well that’s what we do. Some of my female friends struggle to understand my passion for the outdoors, and sometimes they don’t understand my career oriented passion either.  In actuality, the same could be said of men.

I’m often asked.  “Where do you get your strength?”  At the end of the day, it all comes down to being ok with who you are, where you are, and why you are.  Having faith.  Trusting the system.  Believing.  Getting back up again, and again.  All that and a pot of coffee is usually a good start for me.

Whether it’s a home life, health, social or business setting, we can face some hard core challenges.  And how many of us were sent out into the world with an Easy button to help with those trying times?

I’m a firm believer that with knowledge comes power.  This space is reserved for the female persuasion in particular, and speaks primarily to those things we can identify with, along with gentle reminders that “you’ve got the power.”    I’m just sayin’…

Business Tidbits, Acumen and Observations

Its Just BusinessSome people are blessed with a simplified life.  I’m not really one of those people.  My background and interests are very diverse.  I’ve been engaged in many aspects of business over the years, have learned many things, shared a few ideas, made some mistakes, made some progress, made some money, and helped some folks along the way.

I bring to the table a level of business acumen that is not often seen today.  I commit, I own, I get results.  I subscribe to being a lifelong learner.  One of the things I enjoy most is helping others reach their potential—it often helps me to get closer to mine as well!  Topics that you may see on this page include things like Best Practices, The Black Box, Conflict and Resolution, Marketing Magic, Customer Service Solutions, Behavior in Business, Forward Thinking for Success Today.

Notable Quotes Week 3

 

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Be the one to break the habit; talk about your joys.”

—Unknown—

 

Welcome to week 3 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post.  What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

PR’s 2020 Wellness Workshop Series

PR’s Wellness Workshops

At the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove

Unique workshops designed to bring people to a deeper awareness about their health and wellness—and choices. I’m living proof that we can effect positive change in ourselves at any time in our lives.  It’s never too late.  Each month covers physical, mental and emotional aspects of a specific topic, along with games, challenges, laughter, and “good clean fun”.

Being a doTerra Director/Wellness Advocate and Certified Yoga Instructor, I’m passionate about helping others become their best selves, and strongly believe we can achieve great things through focused, informed self-care. Each workshop explores the world of essential oils and their amazing healing properties, combined with experiencing the life changing power of meditation and gentle movement through Yoga. 

Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket or mat (Yoga) if you have one-or both.

I look forward to seeing you at the next workshop!

With gratitude, PR

Namaste

Wellness Workshop Schedule

Shake It Off! / Metabo-Boost*     Wednesday Jan 29th  6:45-8:45 pm

Kicking Colds to the Curb     Wednesday Feb 26th  6:45-8:45 pm

Let’s Get Physical     Wednesday Mar 25th  6:45-8:45 pm

Spring Cleaning     Wednesday Apr 22th  6:45-8:45 pm

Kids, Babies and Pets     Wednesday May 20th  6:45-8:45 pm

Feelin’ Groovy     Wednesday Jun 17th  6:45-8:45 pm

The Power of Three     Wednesday Jul 22nd  6:45-8:45 pm

Skintastic     Wednesday Aug 19th  6:45-8:45 pm

Natures Medicine Cabinet     Wednesday Sep 16th  6:45-8:45 pm

De-Stressing The Holidays      Wednesday Oct 21st  6:45-8:45 pm

Essentially Good Gift and Treat Making**     Wednesday Nov 4th 6:45-8:45 pm

$25/per workshop per person, preregistered

$30 after deadline

No Checks or Credit Cards–Cash only!

Workshops are located at:

Hindu Society of Minnesota

10530 Troy Lane N.  Maple Grove, MN 55311

Have questions or want more detailed information?  Contact me directly! 

Space is limited.  Save $5, Preregister at least 7 days before the workshop day via text:

763-537-6777 or at   prbradyadventures@gmail.com

*Avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours prior to class.

**Participants get to make 3 gifts.  Additional Gifts and Treats will be on hand to purchase for $4 – $6, so make sure to bring some extra cash!

 

Thank you for reading my post.  I share information about all kinds of products, places, services and experiences under my “Whats New” blog category—along with many of my own handy little DIY ideas. And I EVEN let you know about things I’m up to, like offering programs through The Hindu Society Of Maple Grove!  If you like what you see and want to see more, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  Please share my information with others who may find interest and value in these workshops or PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Yin Yoga At Parker’s Lake in Plymouth!

Baby It’s Cold Outside and Our Muscles Are Tight!  Release some of that Tension

JOIN US FOR YIN YOGA

Offered through the City of Plymouth, Community Recreation Programs

Parkers Lake Park, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth MN

The practice of Yin Yoga involves relaxing the body right up to ones’ healthy edge, feeling into each and every part of the body. When we breathe deeply while our bodies are outstretched, we are able to release tension and hydrate the fascia. This process results in feeling more balanced and less restless, giving back more strength and energy than it takes away. Great for people who stand all day, sit all day, feel tight, tense, inflexible, or experience anxiety. Bring a mat and your favorite blanket.

Yin Session #1:

Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm 6 weeks, runs through March 2nd

Activity # 15441-01

Residents:  $81

Non-Residents: $89

There’s still time to sign up for this session!  Simply call 763-509-5200 and register over the phone by 12:00 pm on January 21st.  

 

Thank you for reading my post.  I share information about all kinds of products, places, services and experiences I’ve found under my “Whats New” blog category—along with many of my own handy little DIY ideas. And I EVEN let you know about things I’m up to, like offering programs through the City of Plymouth!  If you like what you see and want to see more, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  Please share my information with others who may find interest and value in this Yoga class or PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Warm Up To Some Self-Care This Winter!

Join us for RESTORATIVE YOGA

Offered through the City of Plymouth, Community Recreation Programs

Parkers Lake Park, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth MN

What’s so great about Restorative Yoga? Facilitated conscious relaxation brings our nervous system into a parasympathetic state that helps to achieve a deeper sleep at night. Even just 15-20 minutes of conscious relaxation is as beneficial as three hours of sleep. Deep relaxation can also lower blood pressure, increase “good cholesterol” levels, reduce belly fat, improve digestion, lower blood sugar levels, and of course reduce muscle tension and general fatigue. Experience “rest and digest mode” deeply and completely in this gentle, nurturing series. You deserve 75 minutes of total relaxation in a warm, cozy space on the lake. Great for all experience levels. Bring a mat and your favorite blanket.

Restorative Yoga Session #1:

Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 pm for 6 weeks, runs through March 2nd

Activity # 15440-01

Plymouth Residents:  $81

Non-Residents: $89

There’s still time to sign up for this session!  Simply call 763-509-5200 and register over the phone by 12:00 pm on January 20th

Thank you for reading my post.  I share information about all kinds of products, places, services and experiences I’ve found  under my “Whats New” blog category—along with many of my own handy little DIY ideas. And I EVEN let you know about things I’m up to, like offering programs through the City of Plymouth!  If you like what you see and want to see more, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  Please  share my information with others who may find interest and value in this Yoga class and PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

 

Notable Quotes Week 2

 

“When it is time for something new you will feel it. You will feel a desire to let go, to shed layers, to move, to re-create. You will know because there will be subtle shifts all around you.  You will release the old because you are really clearing the path for what’s ahead. Trust this process.  Know that life does not take from us anything unless there is something else imminently awaiting it’s replacement.” 

Brianna Weist

 

Welcome to week 2 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post.  What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Happy New Year

The end of the year has passed. The time of closure. The time of reflection.  The time of renewed belief in miracles.  A time to realize how lucky we humans are, how complex our very existence is, and how much we have to be grateful for, every single day.  Often, the end of a year is a time to contemplate our path, our needs, desires, and whether or not there is cause for any changes.

And now here we are, unfolding into a new year, a new decade. A fresh start.

Have you come to discover anything you no longer need?

I know I have, as I continue to evolve—coming deeper into a lifestyle based on peace, I find myself already making slow and steady changes in action and thought.

Change can be a daunting idea.

Especially if we seek, or find comfort in habits that are perhaps bad for us. Turning away from them can feel impossible.

But what if we mustered up the courage to let the past, the bad, the unsolvable, the hurtful, the scary, and all the icky stuff go?

Just walk away?

What would that look like?

Feel like?

Letting go of that which we do not need frees us to rise above ego, indulgence and entitlement. It sheds layers—even years–of conditioning away, leaving a sense of all there is to be grateful for here and now.

Finding gratitude simplifies our lives, allowing space for appreciation, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, tolerance and grace. How would our world look if we all stood together in these things?

What a beautiful concept to dream.

What a beautiful change.

May the New Year bring a softening of opinions, a lessening of polarized views and expectations and demands. May you receive an abundance of good health, peace, joy, love and contentment.  May you find space to experience each moment lived to its fullest. May your path be one of wonder and appreciation. May you share your true soul self and all the goodness in you with everyone you meet.  Peace and Good Will towards all.  Let’s be the catalysts of change launching into a fabulous 2020.

Namaste!

Thank you for reading my post. If you find yourself spending your time not doing what you love, I invite you to contact me –perhaps we can change that.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’. There’s a place to do that right on my home page.  As always, please feel free to share with others who may find meaning and value in exploring limitless possibilities with PR Brady AdVentures. Thanks again!

 

Notable Quotes Week 1

 

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Barack Obama—

Welcome to week 1 of 52 weeks of inspirational quotes that give you something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Notable Quotable Week 52

 “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Audrey Hepburn—

Welcome to week 52 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Notable Quotable Week 51

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs—

Welcome to week 51 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless! 

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Notable Quotable Week 50

 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs—

Welcome to week 50 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!