• Postcards from Life

    Life as a Postcard

    I really dropped the ball on the 30 day postcard challenge.  Says me, three years later. What happened? Things needed to be taken care of at home. As the mother to four, I hope you can understand how busy our daily lives can be. However, I still want to make a deeper connection with each of you. In fact as we continue to travel I understand how much we need to stay connected! The goal of the original challenge was to write and send more postcards/greeting cards/ letters to friends and family. It turns out I really suck at that. I did buy a bunch of cards but they never made…

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    5 Ways Being a Parent makes you a Great Life Coach

    “That which we are, we shall teach, not voluntarily, but involuntarily. Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened. Character teaches over our head.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson,”The Over-Soul” If I can only have one rule to guide me as a parent, it would be to understand our actions will always speak louder than words. Being a parent is not about herding kids from one place to the next. It is about being a life coach to small human beings depending on you to show the way. 1. Life is messy. It happens. The…

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    Can Traveling Make You More Resilient?

    A better life is virtually impossible without a succinct and clearly defined vision. What is a vision? A vision is a preferable picture of the future. A man without a vision is a man without a future, a man without a future will always go back to his past. Whenever you lack a clearly defined picture of the future, you tend to focus on your yesterday.         -Bernard Branson Traveling is undeniably the best way for us to see what’s out there -and then what’s inside. Our little adventures helps us do more than imagine a different life or a different culture. It inspires us to go in…

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    Through the Lens 7/16

    Welcome to our very first ‘Through the Lens’ post! This is a scavenger type post that will run through the rest of the month.  With a focus on mental health and personal well-being. When this Linky runs  it will have a subject or theme.  Hopefully one that will inspire you to think about what makes you happy, and one that will encourage you to take the time to capture those memories.  What is a Linky? It is a method where you can grab a URL or upload a picture that adds to the conversation. Memories that might not mean as much today as they will later on… When I was in…

  • Life Quotes,  Sweet Honey Iced Tea

    Truth S.H.I.T

    I recently spent some time creating quotes about truth.  Why?  Because I feel there is an overwhelming amount of irritating propaganda posing as truth.  I’m talking about the kind of stuff that stands on such a weak foundation, it is afraid of an honest debate.  Instead of communicating and strengthening communities, it’s the kind of stuff that empowers people to heckle and tear vulnerable-everyday-imperfect-people apart. Simply put, propaganda is a highly polished art form used to emotionally move a group to act on principles and beliefs they want internalized… even if it is against the best interest of the group in question.  Once it’s been internalized, it tends to show up in…

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    Mental S.H.I.T.

    Ladies and Gents and Wanders abound, we gather here today on this fine and possibly imaginary sweltering sun to gossip about all things twisted up in our heads.  If you are interested in Linking with us, here are a couple of things you should keep in mind: You can use this meetup to bring awareness to a wide range of mental issues.  You can share your own experiences. If what you want to share is graphic in nature or is a sensitive issue, please be kind enough to put *GRAPHIC* or *TRIGGER* in the title of your link. What Can You do With this Linkup? You can use it to…

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