Chasing Color…

Our lives are ours to polish; to brighten in the ways that will illuminate our souls; to dive into head first with consciousness and appreciation; to paint with a creative palette of colors; and to write with twists, turns, and new experiences. Are you chasing color in your life? Desperately clinging to something or someone […]

You’re a human if you’re unveiling some crap. You don’t have to like it.

A significant misconception exists among many newbie mindfulness adopters. It may sound mystical and I think it frequently turns people off because of its perceived leanings toward Eastern religion, but mindfulness isn’t about becoming religious. Perhaps for some, that’s important, but what I find is it’s much more easily accepted when it’s looked at for […]

No new experience, no new insight…

No new experience, no new insight. This is Halcolm’s Law of Induction. Until I was given the space to be out of my normal environment, it was my unthought known…or perhaps more accurately, my undone experienced. And so I continue to travel, though my Week-Long Wanderlust has officially ended. Learning need not come from books, […]

My Week-long Wanderlust Wrap-Up

So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I feel weird. Plain and simple. I  had the thought this afternoon, “I’d take driving 20 hours again over this…” I was […]

My Week-long Wanderlust: Day 5

Today was the first day I had the thought, “Oh no, we’re leaving soon.” Today was also the day I felt the greatest sense of appreciation for the time here.  I found myself consciously taking deep breaths as the edge that I’m typically surrounded by at home began to slowly envelop me. “Right now,” I […]

My Week-Long Wanderlust: Day 4

Today: A journey through pictures 10am: Ice cream (I told you!). Salted Caramel at Joe’s + a few additional samples. So far chocolate s’mores rules the day! We sat in the sun on a bench in the village and watched the town wake up. 10-12pm: in and out of the boutiques, talking a bit to […]

My Week-long Wanderlust: Day 3

Iyanla Vanzant wrote a compelling book which sits on a top shelf of my office bookcase, willing me to open it every time I walk by. I do. It’s called, “Yesterday I Cried.” In it she speaks candidly and authentically of the difficulties she has experienced that have shaped who she has become and how […]

My Week-long Wanderlust: Day 1

At 2:30 am Central time,  yesterday morning, I arose from a not-so-deep slumber. Anticipating heavy eyes for at least the first couple hours before the sun would emerge above the horizon, I readied my mountain blueberry coffee and had a small breakfast while waiting for my friend to text her familiar, “Here” that would signal […]