Going Forward by Going Backwards

Going Forward by Going Backwards

Today I landed in Washington DC, my official hometown according to my drivers license. On my quest this year to discover what home looks like for me, I’ve decided to start somewhere familiar- in the past. This doesn’t mean that I’m moving to DC, I’ve just come here to start the unraveling. On the agenda… more…

Ships, Ships, Ships & Weathering the Storm

Ships, Ships, Ships & Weathering the Storm

Long ago I spent five years living on a ship. It was a pretty amazing ship, full of fabulous people all committed to helping people as it sailed around Africa. I was reminiscing about life on this ship this week as 60 Minutes presented a segment on Mercy Ships, the organization I worked with long… more…

Bridge Crossing and Facing our Fears

Bridge Crossing and Facing our Fears

We’re all afraid of some things. I don’t like to admit it, but this includes even me. Earlier this month, I told you I was scared about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. This fear wasn’t exceptionally hard to admit or justify, because climbing Kili is big and adventurous. This fear was worth its airtime.  Our greatest fears,… more…

The Art of Reflection

The Art of Reflection

In addition to being the odd sort of person who gives away money, gives up things and finds joy in personal challenges like climbing mountains and running marathons, I’m also very nerdy when it comes to another thing- reflecting. If you ask me where I was or what I was doing a year ago today,… more…

Week #8: Playing for Change

Week #8: Playing for Change

Yesterday we covered the mushy topic of living love. While I’m not typically a mushy person in particular, I’m do get super excited about people who are living intentionally in order to help others. When I started my #give10 search for people and projects who were changing the world, I accidentally surrounded myself by a… more…

Spreading the Love of Life

Spreading the Love of Life

This Valentines Day, per usual, I’m not expecting any flowers or chocolates. But I refuse to be a person who grumbles about being single today. I’m not claiming that I love being a +0 all the time and I’d certainly not turn away a knight in shining armor who came knocking on my door. I’m… more…

Cheating on Yourself

Cheating on Yourself

I’ve been putting off writing today because I haven’t been able to get my head around what should fall in the space between Fat Tuesday and Valentines other than Ashes. Writing about ashes is a bit of a downer, so I did what most modern-day procrastinators do, I stalked the world on Facebook. But today,… more…