gapmuse: Best of 2017 [+Video & Stunning Photos]

Can you believe it’s already that time of year when we peek back and take stock of our musings for the year? It seems like just the other day we were wishing you all a Happy New Year! I guess we just never get used to how time flies.

Personally, 2017 has been a year filled with more lows than highs. But like we always muse here on our blog, it’s better to focus and to be thankful for what’s going right in our lives than on what’s wrong with it. It’s the only way to pull through the curve balls that life throws at us and to come away triumphant.

Collage of photos from our blog's best moments of 2017

Thank you for sharing in our best moments of 2017 gapmusers! 🙂

Here are our best moments of 2017 selected based on how many times you read our blog musings and liked, shared and commented on our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest posts. Despite our challenges, we found our happy place, crushed stereotypes about girls (we love STEM!) run into bears (yes really!), discovered delicious recipes, enjoyed the outdoors in new ways, found people to inspire us with words, and much more.

Through it all, we were awed by our persistence, resilience, creativity, and above all, our courage.

Thank you for sticking with us for yet another year.  We hope that in addition to our musings, you too found things along the way to empower you. Here’s to wishing you a healthier and happier 2018.

Be inspired.

Best Blog Posts 

1. 10 Reasons We Love Glampling [& You Will Too!] + Beautiful Photos & Video

Do you love the outdoors? Do you love to wake up to the sights, sounds, and smells of Mother Nature while still enjoying the most basic amenities of your home?  If you answered yes, then glamping might just be your fix. What’s glamping you ask? Read on…

2. Why Every Mother Should Have a Life Outside of Her Children [without Guilt]

It’s back to school again (can you believe it!) and you’re busy juggling your kids’ schedules, last minute shopping, transportation, lunches, and anything else that needs to happen for a successful school year. Some of you may be sending your kids to pre-k or kindergarten, some to elementary, while others to middle school or even high school. Read on…

3. Finding Your Happy Place [+Stunning Photos & Video]

“I love Lake Tahoe,” my little one, 5 at the time, declared on the second day of our short vacation. It was a beautiful April spring morning in 2015. She was frolicking outside picking at the remnants of snow on the ground in our beautiful wooden cabin nicely tucked away in fir trees. Read on…

4. 9 Must-Have Essentials to Help Women Thrive in 2017
Woman celebrating at the top of her hiking trail

Thrive!

We know what you’re thinking, isn’t this type of stuff published at the start of the year when we’re all thinking about resolutions? To which we ask, why should there be a time stamp on anything that improves our lives? Besides, if you’re like me, you’ve probably fallen off the wagon on a few of your goals already.  Mind you, one of those goals is very simple; go to bed earlier and sleep more. Easy right? Well, apparently not because so far, I’m failing miserably.  I’m even doing worse off than last year and sleeping less! We figure that this musing might just give us the little jolt we need to refocus on our well being and get us back on track. Read on…

5. How to Achieve Your Ideal Weight & Maintain It [Without Dieting]
Collage of woman in yoga poses, hiking, and dancing at a Carnival.

Do the things that make you happy!

Why do women want to loose weight?  If you paid attention to lifestyle magazines (think beauty and fashion), you might be convinced that we all want to do it for the same reason — to look like paper thin mostly Caucasian adolescent models or under 30 celebrities. The assumption is that there’s only one beauty ideal. Read on…

6. Why We Must Reframe Violence Against Women as a Men’s Issue…Not Just Ours [+Video]

Couple hiking help each other silhouette in mountains, sunset and ocean. Male and woman hiker helping each other on top of mountain climbing, beautiful sunset landscape.

With the recent exposure of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predatory behavior towards women in Hollywood, we’re compelled to share this poignant Ted Talk from Jackson Katz with you because it’s as relevant today as it was when he gave it at TEDxFiDiWomen back in November 2012. Read on… 

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One response to “gapmuse: Best of 2017 [+Video & Stunning Photos]

  1. Pingback: Gapmuse Quarterly Roundup: Survival, Women’s History, Reflections, Inspiration & More [+Breathtaking Photography] | gapmuse·

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