Living the Dream
Live and Thrive brings people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life to the healing power of outdoor adventure and recreation.
Enjoy fresh air, fun, and physical achievement in a supportive, safe atmosphere.
Learn about, plan, and participate in activities that broaden your appreciation for the world around you.
Increase gratitude and inner peace through nature's majesty, personal achievement and service to others.
People are the adventure! Did you know that relationships are created and strengthened more naturally in an outdoor setting than anywhere else. Even romance and love come more easily in the great outdoors.
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Thoughts from Sheryl
Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends and pour out peace.
When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too. Florence Williams, "This is Your Brain on Nature"
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dilliard, The Writing Life, 32
If you look for ways to spend some moments, however small, in nature, it will help make your life a little richer, a little better, a little more beautiful.
As one researcher wrote, “I think we can say pretty certainly that having a little bit of awe every day in your life would make you happier, kinder, and more compassionate.” Florence Williams, “To Fight the Winter Blues, Try a Dose of Nature”
All it takes, in most cases, is a brief infusion of beauty, a moment of awe that can help sustain us throughout the day.
We can find nature where we already are, all around us.
Going on a short walk, looking out a window, pausing to look at a beautiful sunset, smelling a flower—nature can lift our spirits.
To get the benefits of nature, we don't need to become mountaineers or plan an exotic tropical vacation.
The natural world can help us understand and even feel a little better about our place in the universe.
So much about nature invites us to contemplate life's meaning and purposes—looking at a horizon gives us a sense of the vastness and grandeur of this earth; walking in a garden or among trees helps us see life's continual process of change and growth; and watching the ebb and flow of an ocean tide suggests a rhythmic pattern of highs and lows, always changing but always reliable.
Connecting with nature improves our mood and clears our mind.
The more time we spend in nature, the better we do on just about every measure of wellness you can imagine: vitality, happiness, creativity, focus, even kindness and compassion.
Begin Your Adventure
Live and Thrive hosts over 400 events each year. There's something for all interests, skill levels, and time commitments.SHOW ALLClasses/WorkshopsDomestic Adventure TripsInt'l. Adventure TripsLocal Day OutingsHike: Trail & Canyon TBA07/27/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA07/29/2017Kayak & Picnic, East Canyon State Park07/29/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/01/2017Rapid Fire Tennis Outing08/02/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/03/2017Seminar: Living the Dream!08/04/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/05/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/08/2017Rapid Fire Tennis Outing08/09/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/10/2017Backpacking 101 Trip08/11/2017 - 08/13/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/12/2017Kayak & Picnic, East Canyon State Park08/12/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/15/2017Rapid Fire Tennis Outing08/16/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/17/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/19/2017Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA08/22/2017Rapid Fire Tennis Outing08/23/2017
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Just wanted to send you a letter of thanks. I appreciate your group and enjoy hiking together. May God bless your day, your business and your life. You are a blessing to me. David S., Salt Lake City
I wanted you to know that I feel so peaceful when I am driving home from a Saturday morning hike - and it lasts all day and probably through the rest of the week. Thanks for the group and your dedication!! Nanc P, Salt Lake City
I appreciated going with your group. It was fun getting to know the ones that attended. Hope to join your group in the future Douglas, Salt Lake City
Just a compliment. You're incredibly well organized, provide great pictures and clear instructions with links to resources. Thank You. I've not yet had the privilege of hiking with the group, but might be able to Saturday morning. David S., Salt Lake City, Utah
Getting to hike to places that I had heard of and some that I hadn't heard about before was great. Food was 1st class. Group camaraderie was terrific . Bill , Salt Lake City, Utah
Thank you for a wonderful trip! When i travel i love remote places, and that is what you gave me. With you as our guide we could understand more about the Native Americans that inhabited the Grand Staircase. Your well planned hikes stabilized me and gave me peace. Thanks for the opportunity to renew my gratitude for the earth. Lynette, North Salt Lake
"You da best"! Thank you for all the extra special touches. You really go the extra mile for your "girls". Darlene, Kamas, Utah
Thanks again for a fun filled adventurous week! Love the island! Ellen, Layton, Utah
I am so grateful for all your hard work! Kauai has been amazing. And it's been wonderful getting to know you. Thank you Sheryl! Megan, Salt Lake City, Utah
You are always so happy and full of kindness and positive energy. Elizabeth, Salt Lake City, Utah