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If you're longing to live fully, you'll find stories just for you. I write about tiny acts of bravery and unexpected beauty that light up everyday life.


Good morning, world.

Almost two years ago exactly to the day, I made good on a 20-year-old promise to myself to start a blog. I resisted and wrote, resisted...

I can't do it is an okay answer.

"This isn't a spotless life. There is much ahead, my immaculate peach." - Cheryl Strayed "Where's the paper?" I asked my mother one...

10.5 facts about me.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." — Marcel Proust One summer day twenty five...

2020, here we come.

"Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there." ― Jellaludin Rumi What’s got your attention...

It's time for a Potty Party!

If you show up to do what you're supposed to do anyway, is that a good enough reason to throw a party?

How to get yourself to paradise. Now.

I remember the rainbow umbrellas lined up in the hot sand. I remember the sound of the surf and the scent of faux coconut wafting from...

The beauty of a pause.

One warm summer evening around dusk, I took on the cool job of sitting at the helm of a small motorboat. At first, everything was easy.

Just in case you forget.

The weather wasn't ideal that afternoon at the Portland Saturday Market. The vendors' tents sagged at the corners, weighed down by...

You made my day just by being you.

Have you ever been moved by kind words from someone you didn’t really know? I was at the donut shop one January morning when...

You don't have to lie about it.

Have you ever lied, even a little bit, to help your chances of landing a job or making a splashy impression? Maybe you haven’t, but I have.

The problem might not be you.

Once upon a time, there was a disaster of a refrigerator. This fridge, a proprietary design made to fit a certain model airplane...

It's okay not to be okay.

Five days ago, I stood in line with my neighbors at the grocery store with more than twice as many items in my cart as the usual weekly run.

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