My summers are spent by the ocean, taking in the sun and soaking up some much needed vitamin D. In the cooler months, I head up to the mountains to clear my head, think and really take in the beauty of it all. I’ve gone up to Rockland a lot, hiking up Bear Mountain, going for top-down rides along Seven Lakes Drive, Beacon Mountains and Fishkill and Breakneck Ridge, and Harriman too. How could you not look at these natural wonders and be inspired, in awe of God’s thoughtful and genius creations?
I do have to say that hiking in the cold is no easy feat. You have to layer and have the right shoes and socks and always pack food and water, no matter how long you think you will be out for. I learned this the hard way during a trip up the Pacific Palisades in Malibu, where a quick, hour long easy hike turned into six hours of confused wandering, without anything to eat or drink.
Since then, I have tried almost every source of energy out there, and landed a few years ago on KIND. It caught my eye at the deli by me because unlike every other bar next to it, the packaging was clear and there were whole almonds, cashews, dried fruit and all. It had nothing to hide and it was named KIND.
The company mission is to make the world a little kinder and Daniel and co believe that life is full of #kindawesome moments, which is the basis of their Twitter and Instagram campaigns. I love the natural extension of the brand that activates its fans to do the KIND thing.
My favorite has to be between the Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt or Dark Chocolate Chili Almond [though Maple Glaze was the perfect bar for the day].
If you haven’t already, check out KIND’s newest project, Do the KIND Thing, where the public votes and KIND will support one project each month with $10,000 in funding to further their efforts in inspiring others.
Back to planning my next weekend hike [and my annual Thanksgiving menu]!