Small Acts That Change Everything

Dec 06, 2018    /    philosophy

It was mid-November when a friend reached out and asked if I had time to talk. She was in the throes of depression and struggling to even take on simple tasks. She'd found herself crying over paperwork for her new job. She couldn't bear to look at her creative projects. It...

My Teeny, Tiny Resets (Or How I Handle Overwhelm)

Oct 31, 2018    /    philosophy

This morning was a tricky one. I hadn't slept well but couldn't get back to sleep. The day before had been full of vet visits and health stress. And then I woke to a barrage of social media posts about terrible things happening in the world. I'd only been up for an...

Can I Travel With Chronic Pain?

Aug 20, 2018    /    philosophy

If you've been reading awhile, you know that I've been traveling full-time for six years and I've faced some health challenges - both physical and mental - along the way. When I've shared some of these challenges here on the blog, the response has been...

Even Slowing Down Takes Time

Aug 06, 2018    /    philosophy

It was mid-July in Prague and I was overwhelmed. I started to type that there was no reason for it, but that's not true. There are so many. They just weren't the reasons you might expect. I wasn't overwhelmed because I had a big workload or relationship stress or bad family...

Travelers: Let’s Stop Judging Each Other

Jul 26, 2018    /    philosophy

Luna wants some Starbucks.

"I'm a traveler, not a tourist!" It's a refrain I hear often, usually with the word tourist sounding like something the person scraped off the bottom of their shoe. By now, we all know the difference. I mean, kind of. A traveler is an individual; a tourist is...