• Adventurer,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets

    Three Unexpected Life Lessons I Learned Traveling

    “Travel is rich with learning opportunities and the ultimate souvenir is a broader perspective.” —Rick Steves I rolled my red carry-on up the steps into the house after our two-week vacation in Portugal and Barcelona. I walked through the house, opened up doors and windows to clear out the stale air, plopped the suitcase on the bed, and promptly unpacked. Dirty clothes in the hamper, shoes in the closet, toiletries in the bathroom, and the suitcase put away ready for the next trip. Years of travel and my return ritual is much the same. Tired but hyped up from the long flight, I always believe using energy when it shows…

  • Adventurer,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    Say YES! Add Adventure to to Jump Start Your Life

    “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Last month, a close friend said YES to a life adventure after two emotionally tough years. The grief from the loss of her longtime partner, combined with the collective world pandemic, had left her emotionally exhausted. She traveled to the East Coast to visit friends, and while there, one of her friends had just taken an assignment in LA. Right then, she offered to sublet her NYC apartment for a year. When my friend called me to discuss this…

  • #microblogMonday,  Adventurer,  Midlife Women

    #Microblog Monday 31 Be a Tourist in Your Life

    “Be a tourist in your own life. Ask questions. Be curious. Wonder more.” For those of us who love to travel, we embrace the new and the different in what we see and do. We ask questions, learn, and seek out new places, different foods and interesting activities. We often travel far away to do so. What if we showed up in our daily life with an adventurer’s perspective–a heightened sense of awareness in the everyday things we do? Bringing in something new or even doing a routine task in a new way challenges our thinking and energizes us. So…what can you do? Go somewhere local you’ve meant to, but…