Tag Archive for: change

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
Our Eleventh Kiva Diva:  Teresia in Kenya (February 2015)

Our Eleventh Kiva Diva: Teresia in Kenya (February 2015)

We're helping helping Teresia, a widow with 7 children in southwestern Kenya. With our February “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship we'll be helping her to become one of the Women Beekeepers of Kenya, changing history along... Read more
Little altars: re-imagining our social networking spaces to empower a life of adventure.

Little altars: re-imagining our social networking spaces to empower a life of adventure.

How often do you find yourself wanting to pull the plug on your favourite digital kitchen tables? Facebook and Twitter can be wonderful ways to connect with kindred souls. They can also become noisy, toxic drains of... 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
Rock. Paper. Estrogen.  (Guess which one wins every time?)

Rock. Paper. Estrogen. (Guess which one wins every time?)

I remember sitting in the reading circle in kindergarten while our teacher shared a story about an amazing house that had a star inside. What she was describing was an apple, and when she cut it open in... Read more
In case you hadn’t noticed, age isn’t a 4-lettered word (and how a drag queen’s pink coat might be your next parade) …

In case you hadn’t noticed, age isn’t a 4-lettered word (and how a drag queen’s pink coat might be your next parade) …

It's cold out today. Last night was so chilly I actually pulled my fleece lounge pants on. This wouldn't be so surprising if it wasn't still early in August, the supposed "dog days of summer". I was thinking... Read more
Kiss my assets.  One of the most eloquent responses you’ll ever read from a woman confronting the bullies that body-shamed her.

Kiss my assets. One of the most eloquent responses you’ll ever read from a woman confronting the bullies that body-shamed her.

You've spent months planning an epic adventure. You feel courageous as hell, until you eye up that little bikini your girlfriend talked you into buying for the occasion. What were you thinking? You can't wear that!... Read more