Archive for category: Superpowers

VIDEO | PS: What happened in that airport?

Nearly twenty years ago, I wrote Barbara Sher a letter, as I'm sure untold thousands have over the years, to thank her for the day she changed my life. I didn't expect a reply,... Read more

Death by a thousand cuts.  Where adventure goes to die and how we can revive it again.

Death by a thousand cuts. Where adventure goes to die and how we can revive it again.

The death of adventure rarely happens quickly through a single, mortal blow. It’s often the result of a slow destruction of hope and purpose through the cumulative effects of many different things over time.

  • What makes a dream improbable?
  • What... Read more
SCOUTING PARTY | The Fairy Godmother Economy

SCOUTING PARTY | The Fairy Godmother Economy

At the digital kitchen table, we are often only one elbow away from someone who has an idea or resources to help move us one step closer to our improbable dream!

The “Fairy Godmother Economy” Scouting Party is an invitation... Read more

If your adventure isn’t documented on the internet, did it really happen?

If your adventure isn’t documented on the internet, did it really happen?

Two Adventure Divas set out to be the first black woman to travel to every country in the world. 55-year-old Woni Spotts did it without sharing it on the internet, while Jessica Nabongo is still very much in the... Read more

Are you too old for adventure travel?

Are you too old for adventure travel?

Are you too old for adventure travel? That's the question posed by Marie-France Roy, a self-professed middle-years Adventure Diva who has visited 65 countries while traveling solo since 1992. Marie uses her blog "Big Travel Nut" to... Read more
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
Where’s the Beef? (and how a really bad movie can be a really great tool for checking in with yourself)

Where’s the Beef? (and how a really bad movie can be a really great tool for checking in with yourself)

I'm always on the look-out for good Adventure Diva movies, and when I stumbled across "I'll See You in My Dreams" on Netflix, I thought I'd found one. I was wrong. The premise was a woman named Carol confronting her age,... 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