Does Your Defining Moment Still Define You?

space A few weekends ago, I ventured off with my oldest son to Cub Scout camp. Into the woods we went, joining other Scouts and moms and dads in all kinds of fun and learning; sleeping in themed bunk houses, we traded volleys of innocent “thievery” as we tried to outdo the other bunk house in capturing each other’s flags and “loot”. From swimming to... Read More

What Three Days in the Wilderness Will Teach You About Life

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” ~ John Muir Last weekend, I joined my brother and a few friends for an extended backpacking trip through the White Mountains... Read More

The Push and Pull of Life’s Beautiful Bliss

Last weekend, my wife and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a simple dinner at a small local place we love.  The Bayside Restaurant is nestled in-between the shoreline and some of the most beautiful New England farmland you can imagine. We enjoyed our quiet dinner of local food and tasty beer that’s made right up the road at a local brewery. We smiled and... Read More

Mindfulness: 37 Everyday Places Where You Can Practice Enjoying the Moment

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Discovering the present moment changed my life. It was one of those things that in retrospect you wonder how you ever lived without it. About three years ago, I was in the throes of starting my MBA, working full-time, and being a husband and dad to my wife and (at... Read More

The 7 Joys of Time Well Spent and How to Realize Them

Since launching The New Pursuit I have received countless well wishes from friends and strangers-turned-new-friends alike. The message of living deeply in life and nature seems to be resonating with many. I am quite humbled by it all, especially the number of people who have decided to subscribe to receive free updates. Many of those who know me have asked, “How do you find the... Read More

The New Pursuit is On

BY BILL GERLACH | JOIN ME ON TWITTER I have a vision. I believe with all my heart in a future where all of us are living deeply: Letting go of what is unnecessary, tapping into new sources of satisfaction, inspiration and happiness, and reconnecting and living as one with Nature and all life on this planet. I believe there are many others who share this vision. That moment of epiphany... Read More