Tag Archive for: reflection

Borrowing a little childhood magic to reboot a bad day

Borrowing a little childhood magic to reboot a bad day

You don't have to be Alexander to have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Sometimes, you just have to get out of bed, and that's enough. So when you have one of those days, what to do? I've found that... Read more
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
Letting go of trauma to clear the way for Adventure

Letting go of trauma to clear the way for Adventure

Twelve years ago I was attacked on a subway platform in Boston as more than twenty people stood by and watched. No one intervened. When I finally broke free from my attacker, and was running for the stairs, I fell. ... 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
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
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
On the objects of my affection, and the lessons of a captain and his bride.

On the objects of my affection, and the lessons of a captain and his bride.

30 years ago I was a very young woman on a very big adventure. Traveling West through several provinces on business, I was treated to a night up in the mountains at the Banff Springs Hotel. My... 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