On my way to work this morning, I caught the regular Friday installment of StoryCorps on NPR. I love this special part of every Friday morning—the moment when I get to hear stories from regular people about the lives they lead, the goals they have, their trials and tribulations, and their successes along the way. … Continue reading Flying High on Friday
Someone somewhere said something profound about there being a fine line between bravery and stupidity. I’d like to amend that just a bit: there’s a fine line between being brave (overcoming your fears) and playing it safe (not pushing yourself hard enough). Here’s my question: How can you tell the difference? I struggle with this … Continue reading Finding the Line Between Bravery & Fear
It may not be an obvious theme in my blog posts so far, but I have an interest in wellness - meditation, yoga, general exercising and basically anything that promotes health and well-being. Relaxation would definitely be a part of that, and as I sit here beside a beautiful lake in upstate N.Y., enjoying the … Continue reading Wellness, Well-being, and Just Plain Relaxing
One year ago tonight - on the eve of my 28th birthday - I had some plane trouble. The type of plane trouble that might require the fire and rescue squad. As you can image, I was incredibly grateful to get off the plane and celebrate my 28th birthday the next day, and as I … Continue reading My Birthday Lesson
This blog entry will be written over the course of our last day in Finland. As I sit here drinking tea and blogging at a Holiday Inn in Finland in the morning, I'm a pretty happy and extremely tired traveler. Finland has been just fabulous. For a place I never expected to ever visit, it … Continue reading Farewell, Finland!