Easy Go, Easy Come

Image of Sydney Harbor Bridge

My caring and generous best friend Christine (the one who brought me not just one, but two pairs of pants) is visiting us in Australia with her fantastic husband and kids, who my husband, kids and myself so conveniently adore. The adventures diving on the Great Barrier Reef, feeding crocodiles, and snuggling koala bears have been as plentiful as they’ve […]

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The Pitfalls of Poor Packing

Image of Waiheke Island in New Zealand

On our 2nd continent in our 3rd of 20+ weeks of travel, I’m already regretting my packing choices. Packing for nearly 6 months of nomad homelessness presents its own sort of challenge, but adding to it the perquisite of packing and storing all of one’s possessions in advance of such worldwide wandering was arguably a regrettable undertaking, if not absurd […]

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The Magic of Machu Picchu

Image of Machu Picchu and Llama

Most of us have seen the pictures of the Citadel, the impressive citadel built by the Incas 600 years ago. It was discovered in 1911 by Yale Professor, Hiriam Bingham. The reason why it still stands is that the Spanish conquistadores who defeated the Incas never knew about the city sitting 8,000 feet above sea level, so they didn’t know […]

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I Should’ve Known Better

Each year around this time, I speak with Maggie Garbarini, the world-renowned psychic I met at Miraval five years ago. And for the last five years, she’s told me the same three things: There will be a move of home. It’s “good for us.” We’re taking the kids on a “trip across water” probably to Paris. In prior readings, it […]

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Find Your Song to Inspire Calm

Transform from Devil to Darling

This week was abnormally chaotic, and I found myself behind the wheel stressed and short-fused. I was late for a rare and cherished meeting with my accountability group of all people. I found myself cutting people off in effort to shave few minutes off the commute time. I didn’t like the anger with myself for being late and the anger […]

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The ABCs of Getting More zzZs

RedHeaded Baby Sleeping

It’s generally understood thanks to science, Deepak Chopra, and Arianna Huffington, that sleep is a vital component to good health. Seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep is the nightly goal. What is the biggest sleep disturber? Bulldog snoring? Yes, sometimes for some (aka me). But the real culprit is of course stress. The ability to quiet the mind improves […]

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Support Mental Wellness with Meditation

When a person takes his/her own life, it’s heartbreaking. It’s tragic. It always seems like an opportunity lost – a life need not be taken willingly, unless perhaps in the case when it’s gallantly offered in exchange for saving the lives of others. Not one, but two well-known and widely beloved people took their lives this week, Kate Spade and […]

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