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Finding the Community of a Lifetime

April 5, 2020

Gray Rixey dives into why the Moondance community is just as strong now as it ever has been and why it’s so special.   My path to Moondance is a familiar story. I went on a trip as a 14 year-old, Pacific Northwest (who can relate?). It was amazing. I had the trip of a…

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Thinking About the Next Adventure

April 3, 2020

Read what’s on Wick Bushong’s mind during quarantine, from more TV to planning his next adventure!   Here we are. Ordered to stay home for the health and safety of others and ourselves. Relegated to isolation by a silent and effectively invisible microbe. Doing our best to stay entertained and productive (shout out to all…

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Live Like You’re Going on the Mystery Trip

March 31, 2020

Moondance has operated a Mystery Trip for two years to an undisclosed location. Right now, we should take a note from our Mystery Trip.   The Mystery Trip is incredible. Students and leaders have no clue where they’re headed and, yet, they go. Students pick this trip, parents fill out the forms, leaders prepare for…

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Moondance scuba diving teen trip
New Routines, New Perspecitves

March 30, 2020

How does Stewart Roddey practice mindfulness? He gives some insight on how to stay positive and find what works for you!   2020 has presented us with some unique challenges. Over the course of one workday, my living room turned into my remote work station. What was once my Sunday lounging movie zone now hosts…

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Not Just Occupied

March 29, 2020

Read what Liza McLain thinks about the difference between being occupied and living.   Welcome to Day ___ (insert your personal quarantine number here) of a new normal, a home office, a home classroom, and a kitchen with a small Costco in its pantry. For me, it’s technically Day 3 of Nashville’s mandated “Safer at…

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Apps, Streaming, and Gaming at Home!

March 28, 2020

Hillary Bridges shares her highly regarded top ways to stay active and have fun while at home!   Hey everyone! I wanted to share a few things that have brought me happiness while adjusting to the new normal!   Being Active    I am an active person. I love going to CycleBar, Pure Barre, yoga…

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Now We’re Cookin’: With Beans!

March 26, 2020

Sam Whitehurst chimes in with some creative food options you can make with limited access to ingredients!   Pantry goods: (n) pan-tree geewds – food items that keep, unrefrigerated for long periods of time, typically longer than that of a perishable foods.   Today, we’re talking all about foods that you can make with the…

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Unplugging From the Panic

March 25, 2020

Ashley Kubit, Moondance’s star accountant,  shares how unplugging is necessary in a time of constant plugging in.   Happy Birthday, Ashley!   We live in a world where we are constantly inundated with information. While we still have paper formats like newspapers, magazines, and books, the majority of our information is gathered and distributed through…

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Water views in Croatia
We Are Still the Livers of Life

March 24, 2020

Garrett Lucey dives into how he continues to learn and take advantage of each and every day. Even at home!   Every year at Staff Training, we read a composition that I have always found to be descriptive of the Moondance community. This composition is actually a letter, titled the “Bon Vivant Manifesto”, written by…

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Anything is Better Than Nothing

March 23, 2020

Kit Sommi, a member of our Staffing Team, shares how she stays active without feeling pressure to push it to the limit every day!   As I wake up to a new day, I know I’m also waking up to more cases of the coronavirus around the world, more changes to regulations placed on our…

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