My Soul Was Happy...Lake Tahoe

Updated: Apr 26, 2021

By: Shauna Althof

“Here the soul may learn something of what rest is as the heart becomes more open by the sweet influence of this beautiful nature.”

I will never forget the first time I saw Lake Tahoe. I grew up in Indiana and it wasn’t until my early 20’s that I first saw the unforgettable beauty of Lake Tahoe. I couldn’t believe I had never been here let alone really heard about this magical place. I was in awe…I felt alive and wild. I felt peaceful and calm. My soul was happy. I was ready to explore.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” John Muir

I was on the path to adventure and I knew I belonged here. I visited in October and moved out in November. My dad and I packed up my Jimmy and we headed out west. I was ready for the adventure and didn’t think twice about it. I haven’t left and am now 41 and have two boys that embrace this outdoor mecca. It is filled with so much beauty it can make you cry and smile at the same time. I never take it for granted and feel so blessed to live and share this place with people I love. I had my wedding on the beach at Lake Tahoe and was so excited to share this place with my family and friends from Indiana.

I hope to share and pass on this love for adventure, nature, and beauty with all of you. You may find yourself jumping in the cold mountain lake, doing yoga on the beach and testing your balance as you try to do a tree pose on a Paddleboard. You may find yourself laughing with friends, making new friends, and feeling connected. You may find yourself hiking on the most pristine trails, feeling wild and adventurous, as well as peaceful and calm. You may feel relaxed in sound healing, essential oils, meditation, massage and yoga. Take the time to nurture your whole being. Take the time to feed your soul. Open your eyes and follow your heart. Do some good for you. You deserve beauty as big as the mountains reaching for the sky. Close your eyes, breathe in, breathe out….. 1,2,3,4,5…go!

“You have to climb the mountain to see the view”

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