Category Archives: Travel

To be a real traveler . .

“To be a real traveler, you must be willing to give yourself over to the moment and take yourself out of the center of the universe.  You must believe totally in the lives of the people and places where you … Continue reading

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Global Fund For Children’s Photo Contest: Cambodian Courage

Hi Everyone, An amazing organization called, Global Fund for Children, (http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/) is trying to raise awareness for girls living in adverse conditions around the world through a program called Project RISE.  In order to do so, they have started a … Continue reading

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manic mondays or magic mondays

In case you need to be redirected into a happier week . . .

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extraordinary ordinary mornings.

It was 7:30 am this past Saturday morning and I was lying in bed staring across the vast field of water that makes up Lake Michigan watching lightning bolts dance across the surface of the water to the music of … Continue reading

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go barefoot.

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran

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June 28, 2011.

“Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up.” -Ed Sklar

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Always check your blind spot.

I’ve been back in Chicago for about a day now, jetlagged out of my mind but so happy to back in the world of English speakers, gluten free products, clean air, and most importantly my family. I’m loving the breeze … Continue reading

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The top of the world

I always thought that life was sweeter in the mornings.  That is the time when the world is quiet and the birds are chirping, the morning dew still wet and fresh on the grass soaking in the clean air.  No … Continue reading

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Adventure Junkie

For whatever reason I have always had an inborn urge (aka it was genetically passed down from you Dad) and desire to push myself to the brink of existence – to feel the reality of the world so intensely that … Continue reading

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Life is short. Drink Champagne.

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