Life, Love, Travel, & the Pursuit of A Better Me 

Can you be OK with yourself but still strive for improvement? I don’t think there’s much of a contradiction in that: to think that you’re good enough right now but want to be even better tomorrow. But the most important thing to remember is to compare yourself only to yourself and work towards an improved…

Being an ALLY 

So why do I attend Pride I’ve been asked… I’ll answer that soon enough but let’s start with some questions for you. Have you ever had to think about your sexuality ~ how about your race/ethnicity ~ your origins ~ your religion ~ your gender ~ your sex ~ and when I say think about…

Oceans of heartbreak…and also hope  (In memoriam)

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. ~ Vicki Harrison I have been debating about whether to write this at all and even more so if I should share it but I […]

Weekly Inspiration (April 30, 2017)

There are two things that are promised and the same for all of us ~ the beginning and the end with birth and death.  It is the choices and the risks we take (or don’t take) in all those moments in between that define our lives.  So be fearless in the pursuit of what sets…

Weekly Inspiration (April 23, 2017)

It’s been a really stressful and rough April for me ~ I’ve been worried about being on the right path or not and trying to figure out what I really want to do. I’ve been struggling about what direction I should be headed but I realized that one of the best lessons that I learned…

Weekly Inspiration (February 17, 2017) 

It’s not always easy but remember that in every moment that you have a choice. Some times we are lucky and we get to be the maker of our own destiny ~ but often times it’s simply a matter of choosing how to respond. But it is in these moments that we really define who…

Weekly Inspiration (January 15, 2017)

My life and my travels can be wrapped up with this Helen Keller quote “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”  So instead of sitting back passively letting life happen, I decided to be an active seeker and to take some necessary risks to find the incredible and amazing.

Weekly Inspiration (January 08, 2017)

Your strength, power, radiance are perhaps like this tree ~ visible and vibrant against the white snow but you’re feeling defeated maybe even helpless against the bitter cold and can’t see it. Perhaps it seems like the nights are getting longer and that winter will go on forever. But this isn’t A Song of Ice…

Weekly Travel Inspo (January 1, 2017)

The beginning of the year is a great time to be reminded that “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

2016 in Review

I don’t think that it would be hyperbole to say that 2016 has been an epic and magical year for me and I am amazed still by all that has happened.  Here’s my year in review…