NATURALLY, KIDS! A family bucketlist…
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NATURALLY, KIDS! A family bucketlist…

A childhood friend shared this article on Facebook. I immediately recalled the hours chasing her around outside her home. With her, I got to first experience feeding dogfood to a rescued baby bird, wheeling, then dumping, her little brother into the rosebushes because red wagons don’t corner well, and protesting the adoption of all her…

WWP: WRITE AN “ABOUT ME…” ABOUT YOU
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WWP: WRITE AN “ABOUT ME…” ABOUT YOU

Once I hit job-searching age, I received instruction on writing effective elevator speeches. These conversation starters explained myself and my goals – blurted out in the time needed to ride a few floors when momentarily trapped with someone possibly capable of changing my life’s trajectory. For me, creating a quick tagline to communicate about a…

ONE WOMAN WRITING RETREAT
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ONE WOMAN WRITING RETREAT

I’m still designing how the label “Writer” fits me. Writing still exists as more of a hobby or side-gig right now, but occupies more real estate on my 8-year plan.  So I try to emanate what writers do… They write, read, write, wander, go on writing retreats, write, submit articles, drink wine, apply for writing…

EATING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD WITHOUT LEAVING LOS ANGELES
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EATING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD WITHOUT LEAVING LOS ANGELES

Why do you travel?  To get away from the daily grind? To spend quality time with others? To invest time in, and transform, yourself? To learn about other cultures, flavors and traditions?  My friends Christina, Marsha, Patty and I (and occasionally a special guest!) found a way to do all of the above during those…

YOU WENT WHERE? MY FAVORITE COFFEE MEMORIES
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YOU WENT WHERE? MY FAVORITE COFFEE MEMORIES

Please note that the cityPASS links are afflinks meaning I’ll get paid a few pennies towards my next dream vacation at no extra cost to you. I am only including the pass for towns I’ve visited and would love to return to with a cityPASS!  Some people’s favorite memories bubble to the surface after seeing…

WWP: WHAT IS A HEALTHY HABIT I DEVELOPED (AND ONE I RELEASED)?
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WWP: WHAT IS A HEALTHY HABIT I DEVELOPED (AND ONE I RELEASED)?

With each passing year, the changes in the seasons – especially as summer cools and turns to fall – become more noticeable to me! Perhaps because I feel how fast they blow through now that my kids are older. Perhaps because I’m aware of how fast life is passing overall.   A fellow blogger Jessica Gustafson…

WRITING FOR CONNECTION AND RELEASE
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WRITING FOR CONNECTION AND RELEASE

As an adoptee who was born mixed Korean, the irony of our deportation to other countries – because our look did not fit in with the Korean society – is that we did not fit in with our new adopted countries either. I dove in and embraced everything my family offered me: My new home,…