ON Traveling Alone

ON Traveling Alone

Earlier this year, I did “The Passion Test.” I hadn’t done it in a few years, but I was leading a weekend version of my “Phoenix Lessons” process and decided to take part in the exercises I provided right along with my attendees. The Passion Test was one of those...
Hello Valpo!

Hello Valpo!

Sometimes when I drift off to sleep after a hard day, I dream of living in Valparaiso. I first encountered this city at the end of 2014 when I was here at the tail end of 5 months in South America. I fell in love with it immediately. A wide view of the ocean and...
Hengill Ultra

Hengill Ultra

I traveled to Iceland with pals Lisa Dailey and Carol Frazey to participate in the Hengill Ultra. Carol and I had signed up to run the 53 kilometer race and Lisa was set to run the 10K. Once we arrived I didn’t sleep for more than a couple of hours a night...

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...

To the Top of Villarrica

My senior class in high school voted me “friendliest” and “sunniest smile” the year we graduated. One thing they most certainly did not vote me was “most likely to participate in adventure/extreme sports.” And, although I think of myself as an extreme runner, I’ve...

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