The “N” in Shine

The “N” in SHINE Nurture your deep self.Years ago when I went through my divorce, I started a practice of visualizing myself walking through a big field to a water well that sat on a knoll in the middle of a grassy expanse. In my imagination, I would sit down next to...

The “I” in SHINE

The “I” in SHINE Invest in your relationships wisely. Because I grew up in a home with dysfunction and chaos (who didn’t?), I learned early in life that I had to cast a wide net for healthy relationships. My four grandparents were the loves of my life, and I had many...

The “S” in SHINE

Sorry for being MIA here on 7marathons7continents, friends. As I got home from Chile, I hit the ground running with work. I do plan to post some additional reflections on re-entry and adjustment, but in the meantime, here is a re-print of my latest newsletter with...

The Soundtrack of Experience

I’ve never been a very sophisticated music connoisseur. Just to give you an example, my high school boyfriend tried to introduce me to Peter Gabriel back in the day, but I eschewed his attempts to educate my taste and stubbornly continued to listen to Air Supply—until...

What? Is it over??

I can truly not believe that we are at the end of our time in Concepcion. Three months can shift a person’s perspective, change a mindset. I’m not even really sure how to reflect on this experience in a coherent way, but I’m going to give it shot. I’ll warn you now...

The Wall/Help LymeOut Lindsey

I know I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. I’ve missed you. And I promise to tell you why I’ve been away and to catch up with all of you who follow along with me here. In the meantime, I’d love for you to check out the blog of a friend of...