Travel

One of my core values is writing prose that echoes what human beings experience. One particular mindset that is absolutely essential to such an effort is curiosity. We have much to learn from our pets, who are constantly exemplifying curiosity to us--sometimes to a fault, especially...

What potential hindrances might get in the way of accomplishing what matters the most to you? It can feel very motivating and encouraging to clarify what you want the most, think through the most valued roles that you play during this season, and establish some meaningful,...

Beauty abounds; but we often fail to take notice, even if we're growing skillful at "Present Living" by more fully engaging with people, activities, and our own intentions (see previous posts). "Present Living" is a mindful state that includes noticing and appreciating our surroundings. Our surroundings,...

Many of you might relate to the need for an occasional day of "doing nothing." The thought of such a day makes me salivate right now. In 2016, I've forgotten what it's like to just do nothing for a full day, let alone a weekend. So...

It’s amusing, the usually self-inflicted pressure to “have” a certain “experience” the first time you visit Europe. The expectation to be “inspired.” So much of life’s pain relates to dashed expectations.   Reflecting on our recent trip to London and Paris, I believe I managed the expectations...

After checking off a major “bucket list” item by recently visiting London and Paris, I’m reflecting on how excited and grateful I was to come back home to Middle Tennessee.   London is a fast-paced, multi-cultural odyssey of cool history and awesome views. One can truly...

It’s amusing to sit in the aisle seat on a commercial flight. The passengers walking toward the rear of the plane look so serious, scanning for a potential seat like nervous freshmen checking out the opposite sex at a school dance—wondering if they’ll be accepted...