Travel Fosters Human Understanding

Travel Fosters Human Understanding 2

It happened again. We were traveling during a terrorist attack. Is that weird? We found ourselves wondering if we have a knack for traveling during attacks, or if they just happen so frequently that it seems they always fall on our vacations. Our return from Exuma was particularly humbling, as the crowd down there was a […]

This Year 2016

This Year 2016 design by Thyme is Honey

I have this little tradition each year of making a list of the things I want to hold close to my heart in the year ahead. I lovingly call them my annual to-do list. They are just things (big or small) that I want to be more conscious of in the year ahead and putting […]

Shared Joy

Shared Joy is Double Joy Quote

Last weekend the New York Times published this piece about Why Women Compete with Each Other. It’s a long one, but worth the time. Here’s a little excerpt: “We aren’t competing with other women, ultimately, but with ourselves — with how we think of ourselves. For many of us, we look at other women and […]

I Want To Live Simply

i want to live simply

INSPIRING: “I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up […]

They Who Wait


  Let’s remember our soldiers today, and let’s not forget the loved ones they leave behind to wait for them. Currently our country has over 1.2 million military spouses. Over 750,000 of them are married to a solider currently serving active duty. Do something this weekend that honors our soldiers. And if you have time, […]