Travel Happy: Minimalist Packing for Chamonix, France

The countdown to our French winter adventure has begun! A good friend is turning 40 and him and his wife wanted to celebrate in style…in France! Did I mention this good friend makes delicious wine, lived and studied in the Rhone Valley and has a mentor that will be throwing us a decadent wine dinner? […]

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My Aunt Chris, The Dragon Lady

Chrissy wanted to be where the wild things were…. Something mystical surrounded her…..a magic covering of sorts, that would envelop you when close to her. And she always pulled you in close… The concrete world held little for her – she sought relief in the sun, took solace near the everglades, letting the palms hug […]

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5 Things to do instead of Complaining

There’s been a lot on my plate lately – professional changes, things not going exactly as planned, needing to pivot and scrap plans without much notice, hard decisions having to be made with which direction to head in.  But even as I type this out, the voice inside my head says very calmly, “that’s life, […]

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