Inspiration

For the second leg of my Ultimate Bucket List For the Next Decade And Beyond (but really, I’m shooting for a decade)™, voy al sur- I’m heading to Central and South America. Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of knocking off a considerable chunk of must-sees by visiting Cozumel, Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile, and Easter Island, but...

Now that I've been traveling internationally for well over a decade, I think it's time to challenge myself a bit more. I've accepted that my wanderlust might never be completely quenched due to work obligations, budget concerns or both. However, I'm a firm believer in declaring what you want as the first step in making it happen. Here I go!Perhaps...

"Information overload. Overworked, underpaid. All news seem to be bad news. Kindness is on the endangered species list."When it comes to simply living life, it's a stressful and complicated endeavor. If you manage to make it through the day without hearing of some tragedy, you're already ahead of the curve. Let's face it. Times are tough and it's not easy...

Previously, I shared one of my favorite ways to deal with stress. While gaming is a great way to unwind after a hectic shift, I found an even better, long-term way to alleviate stress: loom knitting! Knitting without needles has been incredibly therapeutic. It's relaxing, keeps me focused on achieving a goal and once I've finished a project, I have something...

I think it's only natural to yearn for something, some place or even someone, but for the sake of this discussion, let's focus on some thing. It indicates a desire to accomplish, to achieve, to seek something that is not presently within your grasp. Unfortunately, procrastination is also natural. Yearning allows us to envision the possibility of what we could have and inspire...

How Believing in Yourself Might be the Biggest Risk You Could Take Recently, I've experienced a significant number of losses in a relatively short span of time. I guess it's inevitable that such things would give anyone pause and start them on a journey of self-evaluation. It becomes clearer and much more magnified how fragile life truly is and it makes us...