Tag Archive for: authenticity

Tomorrow is 90. Today’s the day to do it! (…or as Lorraine says:  time to grab life by the balls!)

Tomorrow is 90. Today’s the day to do it! (…or as Lorraine says: time to grab life by the balls!)

Every now and then someone points me in the direction of an "Adventure Diva" that's is just so full of sass that I end up with tears rolling down my cheeks for hours after from laughing so hard. 90-something New... Read more
Making Peace with Your Body and Aging

Making Peace with Your Body and Aging

Today I am incredibly aware of the way age is invading my body -- the crows feet around my eyes, the smile lines at the corners of my mouth, the loosening of my skin around my neck and jowls,... Read more
What have you done that took you past your comfort zone?

What have you done that took you past your comfort zone?

David Bowie has some gorgeous wisdom about pushing out of your comfort zone. In fact, I took his advice to heart and pushed way outside of my own. (Click through and I'll tell you a little bit... Read more
Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

I fell down a rabbit hole this morning, and it left me anxious to share this TED Talk given by 71-year-old Chilean author, Isabel Allende. There was astonishing synchronicity for me, from the quote she shared by another... Read more
On embracing vulnerability as an asset, and banishing shame.

On embracing vulnerability as an asset, and banishing shame.

Seems like a heavy talking point in a space about adventures, doesn't it? Let's just call it "clearing the log-jam" that causes some of us to stumble right out of the gate. ALL of us want to have adventures,... Read more
Spontaneity: the gateway drug to mirth, and an Adventure Diva’s best friend.

Spontaneity: the gateway drug to mirth, and an Adventure Diva’s best friend.

I've been thinking about a moment riding the bus, when a mother boarded, pushing her son in a stroller. As she stopped to pay the fare, the toddler looked straight down the aisle, then hollered "Hey, everybody! ... Read more
Give your inner critic a hall pass:  Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Give your inner critic a hall pass: Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Janet Echelman's TED Talk on taking imagination seriously was a brilliant piece of serendipity for me when I discovered it in 2012, and worth sharing as a tool for adventure divas struggling with doubt. Having been rejected by seven different... Read more
Collect “experiences” instead of “things”: how a new dad’s advice might be the ticket to kickstarting your own adventures.

Collect “experiences” instead of “things”: how a new dad’s advice might be the ticket to kickstarting your own adventures.

Challenge: collect "experiences" instead of "things".

"There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long, hard hours, at jobs they hate, to enable them to buy things they don't need to... Read more
Ellen, on finding your own way, mustering up courage, and living with integrity.

Ellen, on finding your own way, mustering up courage, and living with integrity.

Sometimes being comfortable in our own skin can be one of the toughest battles we face. It can also be fuel for really great adventures. When we think about the things we fear the most, there are... Read more