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Flower in Sunlight

Hello, I'm Lori

Writer. Journalist. Podcaster.

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Essential Waves


Lead  Writer: Utah's National Parks & Public Lands

State Guide 2020 / 2021

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Over 250 Episodes
2016 - Current
Journalism | Interview & Content Creation

The Love Your Story podcast is a podcast about the power of our personal stories. Come. Listen to inspiring and influential stories that will help you find your way through the hard things and at the same time will remind you of your strength and power. We discuss life hacks that help you create your best life story on purpose. Join me as I speak with olympians, coaches, therapists, authors, athletes and everyday people. We celebrate true life stories, learn about academic story research, and consider fairytale metaphor.



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Between Earth and Sky: A collection of nature poetry by Lori Lee

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Guidebook Websites
Best Snowshoe Trails of the Wasatch

(2007 - 2022)

An online snowshoe guide to help you break free of the urge to hibernate. Where to go for an unbeatable view, a crashing downhill powder run, a quick jog after work with Fido, and even starter trails for kids and family outings.

Ogden Canyon, Farmington Canyon, Mueller Park, Mill Creek Canyon, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Park City, Parley's Canyon, American Fork and Provo Canyons.
Guide to the Backcountry Motels of Utah

Yurts of Utah was the first comprehensive collection of all the Yurts of Utah—ready for your backcountry exploration.

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Academic Writing

Graduate Research Symposium, Utah State University             
   Paper: Functional Analysis of the Personal Narrative (Presentation)
   Awarded: Best Oral Presentation of a paper in the Arts and Humanities Category

Intermountain Graduate Research Conference, Idaho State University   
   Paper: Navigating the Outdoor Recreation Folk Group: What a
   Functional Analysis Of Their Personal Narratives Tell Us About
   Socialization. (Presentation)

Conference: On the Brink, University of Nevada Reno         
   Paper: A Structural Analysis of Outdoor Recreation Personal Narratives with focus on Risk
​   Evaluation and Alleviation (Presentation)

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