• Living Out Loud,  Living Your Life

    Life in Korea: Speak up and Share What is Important to You!

    Coming up on August 15th is Korea’s National Liberation Day. A day that marks Korean citizen’s freedom from Japan’s imperialist rule. In short, this is their Independence Day. So without a doubt this is a significant patriotic holiday for them. One that many Koreans choose to honor by speaking out about the human rights that matter to them. Which is why I think we have recently seen an increase of activity of demonstrators and protesters around Camp Humphreys. It might be pure coincidence with the current political climate, but it makes me think the timing is fitting. Perhaps our own Independence Day should be more than a day of fireworks…

  • Living Out Loud,  Sweet Honey Iced Tea

    Sweet Honey Iced Tea, Walking After Midnight

    A couple days ago I shared on Instagram that I attended the first Happiness Workshop presented in Seoul! What I didn’t tell you is that it took me 3 days to recover from that experience. When I saw the message pop up on my Facebook feed the night before the event, I had no idea what I was about to get myself into. I had never heard of We Work and their monthly seminars before, but the marketing vibe was good, and I was totally lured in by the hands-on component of the workshop. I decided, why not? And off I went. Well I thought the best thing was to…

  • Living Your Life

    Life in a Military Penthouse

    In my preparations for our move to Camp Humphreys I scoured the web for insight on what we needed to do for a smooth transition. I devoured every source of information I could find from the comfort of our home in Germany. Sig Flips the Table and the local Garrison’s social media accounts were very helpful. From the spouse network via Facebook I learned that there was no room on post and we would need to find a place off post. Finally! We would get the chance to live off the economy and immerse ourselves in the local culture! I felt ready to take on the realtors and had a…

  • Life Quotes,  Living Out Loud,  Weekly *Winks*

    February’s Ten Minute *Winks* with an Irritated Zombie ;)

    The telephone rang. I picked it up and listened to a cheerful woman tell me that I was depressed.  There was a good chance I was gaining weight.  I would need to revisit the lab to make sure.  Oh and could I cut back on the coffee? That was a week ago.  I laughed it off.  I’ve been gaining a steady 5 pounds per year.  Which I’m pretty sure I can chalk up to the sugar in my coffee and the bad pastry habit I’m struggling with.  I get that we are living in a season without sunlight to nourish our souls but it can’t be that bad, can it?  People live here and…

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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…

  • Postcards from Life

    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…

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