I am VERY proud of my name. It envelops completely my journey home and all the stepping stones that were put in place on that journey. It gave me goosebumps when I received it, because I knew what it meant, and flashed on a few specific times in my life when these events had happened, in a life so far away and so foreign from the people whose blood flowed through my veins.
It’s often uncomfortable (even nail-biting!) to try new things, but getting out of the comfort zone and stretching your perception of what you can do is what leads to bigger and better things.
Now, after years of scruff shaking and “alpha rolling” our dogs unnecessarily, we have learned the truth. “Alpha Dominance” is one of the most persistent lies in all of what we know about dogs.
Hippy Urban Girl discovers that beyond crazing travel planning and structured itineraries is vacation that truly allows for relaxation and the re-discovery of self.
Food does not have to look great to taste great. Râpure or rappie pie, found in some Acadian communities in Nova Scotia, may be the best comfort food on the planet in spite of its appearance.
Everyone should visit Cincinnati. It’s an important touchstone for understanding the complexity, the pain, and the hope of America.
New technologies like the iPad will change the way readers read, and the way writers write. Yet there is still great value in placing ourselves in the hands of masterful writers who understand the organic unfolding of story.
They say that being in the moment is the key to happiness. Here’s a tale of a brief moment that went beyond happiness, and took our writer to the next level, all in a span of time that can be measured in the intake of a breath.
Impulse for change is our intuition telling us that we want more from our lives. However, impulses are fleeting by nature and thus do not last. Without seizing the opportunity when it arises, our natural tendency is to let these impulses fade and keep our old patterns alive despite our desire for change.
Julie reconsiders the notion of a adopting a puppy after her daughter becomes attached to insects instead.