Embracing the power of now… Just do it

It has been a while. Do you ever get into a habit of saying, I’m going to start tomorrow, next week… this is the month, oh just after this one event… yada yada. That has kind of happened with this blog. I kept saying, I’m going to start it up again. I’m inspired, I am […]

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Find Your Tribe

Monday Meditation: My father always said to me and my sisters, “Always surround yourself with people who are smarter then you.” With this statement he ingrained into us a few things. First and foremost, that you will not always be the best at everything, but gosh darn it you should always try… and second, the […]

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Happy New Year!

Guys! It is 2018! How crazy is that!!!! I see each New Year as a milestone of self-reflection. Though I am a person who believes that you shouldn’t wait for the new year to make a resolution, that now is always the best time to start anything, I do make my list of things every […]

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My Top Tips for Seattle

Seattle is a pretty iconic city. Immediately recognizable from a snapshot of the Space Needle or the Pike’s Place Market sign, the birthplace of some giant corporations like Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon, and home to incredible bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Heart, Queensrÿche and Foo Fighters, it is the largest city in America’s Pacific Northwest. With […]

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Fall Bucket List

Have you made your Fall Bucket List yet? Are you ready for snuggle season? Bucket lists are a great way to get excited for all the season has to offer. To help make sure you get the most out of autumn, here is my bucket list for my favorite season of the year. Notice you […]

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How to Self-Motivate for Self-Improvement

Self improvement is an important part of one’s journey and self-motivation is an important skill to learn. In school and at work we have specific work we are told to do with specific deadlines and concrete consequences for slacking or procrastinating. Sometimes the world gets so competitive and intense that we forget there are other […]

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Starting Again

Hello again. I know it has been a while. It has been a crazy summer of discovery and adventure. I hope your’s has been so as well. My travel schedule was cray and then coming down from the travel high left me a bit out of sorts. When I found myself finally sorting out my thoughts […]

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How to Explore Portland, Oregon

For most of the cities and parks on this trip, Stephanie and I have scoured blogs and websites for the best itineraries and points of interest. The first city on our trip, after a ten and a half hour drive the day before (see post here), was Portland! We had about two days in the […]

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Driving from San Francisco to Portland

The drive from San Francisco to Portland is really a beautiful one. There are certain things in this area that you really cannot see anywhere else. Our plans had to change when we discovered that most of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Mt. Shasta would be closed due to snow in those earlier summer months. […]

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5 Tips For Staying Sane on a Long Road Trip

When some people think vacation, they think of laying on a beach somewhere, soaking up sun, sipping on a piña colada out of a coconut. Vacation means total rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation! Though I treasure these kinds of vacations, most often when I get some time off, I look for adventure. I see it as […]

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