Wishes for a bright new future: Thai style

Wishes for a bright new future: Thai style

Exactly one year ago when the moon was hanging in the very same place in the sky where it is tonight, I was sitting on hotel balcony in Phuket, Thailand watching candles float in the bay and lanterns disappear into the heavens. It was the first full moon of the twelfth lunar month and the… more…

LIVE on the Road

LIVE on the Road

Greetings from the West Coast! It’s been crazy around here lately. Ever since the new season started, I’ve been back and forth across America, searching for homes, celebrating significant birthdays and working on a few incredible projects I’ve had fun being a part of over the last months. One of these projects literally went LIVE… more…

Celebrating a New Season: Digging Deep and Falling Away

Celebrating a New Season: Digging Deep and Falling Away

When I was a child, every year my mother would help me plant tulip bulbs in the cool autumn ground under the tall pine tree in our backyard.  It never made sense to the child version of myself why we planted flower seeds just before the winter started. Once the snow came, I was too… more…

Choosing Now.

Choosing Now.

“CHOICE”. The word was tattooed in big letters, all capitals, screaming at me from the arm of the bartender who served my lunch in the dingy pub of a Philadelphia airport hotel. I confess, I’d been sitting at the bar moping before the man with the fabulous tattoo delivered my soda water. Even with all… more…

Seeking Silence

Seeking Silence

Crickets. It’s been quiet here lately. Silent, actually. There’s going to be no apologies. No excuses for abandoning you readers here without words for so long. I have missed you, but I’m actually not sorry. You see, I left you on purpose. No, I didn’t quit my blog. I didn’t run out of words after… more…

Plans vs. Possibilities

Plans vs. Possibilities

Tonight at dinner, my friend Ruthie asked me the best question ever. It was so good that it caught me off guard. All week long, I’ve been catching up with friends over lunches and lattes and attempting to answer the obvious inquiry to someone in my current state, “So, what are you going to do… more…

Riding a Bike and Homecoming Survival Skills

Riding a Bike and Homecoming Survival Skills

Last week I dusted off my road bike that spent three lonely years in storage while I was living in Cambodia. I tuned her up, fixed her flats and took her out for a spin around the city. When I first clipped my cycling shoes into the pedals, I felt a little nervous. It had… more…