A couple of years ago one of my friends turned 40 years old so she decided to do a tribute to 40 of the women in her life who had impacted her the most. I loved this idea! This year I’ll be turning 49 so each week from my birthday today until when I turn … Continue reading The Women In My Life… #1
A couple years ago my sister, Anika, helped me cross off a bucket list item. I wanted to go rock climbing and she was a fantastic guide/instructor. She assisted me in getting all harnessed in, gave me great instructions and then became my support system....physically, emotionally and what would become an incredible spiritual life … Continue reading Be the Heroine of Your Own Life
According to Earl Nightingale you need three things to succeed…..You need a plan, a road map and the courage to press on to your destination. If you haven’t heard my story of how I ended up in Africa…. I’ll drop the link in the comments below, it’s a fabulous story that begins with Trent’s courage … Continue reading All You need is a plan, a road map and COURAGE
Trent has asked me several times what I think the producers of Naked & Afraid see in him and why they invite him back for more challenges. I told him he is the classic “hero’s journey”. According to Google, the Hero's Journey is a classic story structure that's shared by stories worldwide. Coined by academic … Continue reading Courage Doesn’t Always Roar
Today I hugged a District Attorney! I hugged him for all the victims that have needed an advocate to stand up for them. I hugged him for all the women he has represented and all those he will continue to represent. I hugged him especially for the brave woman I sat next to the past … Continue reading Fight For Freedom
There were so many reasons I could have turned down this experience but last summer when the choice to do a Global Health Learning Abroad experience or sit in a classroom for three months to finish my last credit…… I said, YES!” to the adventure, (even though it SCARED ME TO DEATH) . There … Continue reading I Said YES!
Now that I’ve written about the day that had the biggest impact on me during my Learning Abroad experience in Africa its time to rewind to the beginning. This is the part in the movie where the words on the screen say “Six Weeks Earlier”. Except, I’m not sure where to begin….. Does this part … Continue reading Meanwhile in Africa, Part 2: Where To Begin
When I left for Africa and started journaling my adventure, I never expected that my first blog would start at the end. I’ve been back in the United States for about a month and a half. My heart longs to write about my grand adventure….our research, my colleagues, the food, the sweat, the tears, the … Continue reading Meanwhile, In Africa. Part 1. Diving In.
Do you ever feel like there’s something better for you in life, that there must be something more than what is happening in your life right now? Does this sound like a different version of a Katy Perry song??? LOL…. read on, I have been here my friends. Could it be that “something better” … Continue reading Do You Ever Feel Like There Must Be “Something Better”?
I'm calling this post SPONTANEOUS MEDITATION! You're going to LOVE this!!! This is a guest blog from THE incredible Cami Glauser !!! I saw this posted on her FB account and asked if I could share it with you. Along with a daily routine of meditation, this little suggestion is dynamite.... read on to find … Continue reading When is a Good Time to Meditate?