Perspective

Perspective

Years ago, I remember the first time I heard the phrase, “progress not perfection.” I can wholeheartedly say, I didn’t really understand at the time what that meant. I was an ambitious 20-something wanting to leave my mark and climb my way up the ladder as quickly as...
Beyond NO

Beyond NO

Do you ever feel like you are doing your best to practice mindfulness and acceptance in a world that is full of injustice and as much as you try, sometimes it is just really difficult? Or when you are in the middle of a big project, uncertainty can creep in and you...
Finding Gratitude When Life is Messy

Finding Gratitude When Life is Messy

This weekend as I sat on the deck looking out over the water, I closed my eyes and simply listened to the waves crashing against the rocks. I was overcome with joy. Many of the stories I often write about are from “conversations on the back deck” of our old home in...
March “Book of the Month”

March “Book of the Month”

It is crazy to think at times that it has been a year since I stepped away from everything familiar in my life and traded it in for a life abroad. While the year has certainly had its challenges, it has also allowed me the ability to be awake, living life with my eyes...
Plans Change. Hearts Don’t.

Plans Change. Hearts Don’t.

A year ago, I handed my boss my notice. My resignation was a gift to myself to ring in my 40th birthday. 5 weeks later we left the United States, not knowing what life had in store. I keep thinking about the last year, wondering how in the world I am going to “one up”...

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