ocean friends

Cultivating (the friends in) your own backyard

S ay what you will about Facebook, it does serve at least one purpose really well: it affords us the ability to keep up with worldwide friends like we’ve never before. And lately, I’ve been keenly aware just how spread out my dearest friends are. This spring trip of ours, traveling all over the country (read more…)

Join the Conversation
carnivalride

What makes you come alive

As you start this week, may you notice what makes you come alive. What do you find yourself lost in, unaware of the time? What subject continually fascinates you? What could you talk about at length without getting bored (besides the latest binge-watching of Sherlock, of course)? I posted this famous quote on the blog’s (read more…)

Join the Conversation
pink flower

Weekend links

Master of None :: Brian Gardner When you’re tired of kids complaining: 15 ways to happier, grateful kids :: Ann Voskamp The most important 10 minutes of a child’s day :: Kenneth Barish on HuffPo The sacrifice of hospitality (and why it matters so much) :: Megan Tietz On writing: ego, insecurity, and life of (read more…)

Join the Conversation
lake

Deep & wide

Making friends as an adult is much harder that I anticipated. I always assumed by this stage in the game I would have mastered the art of small talk and would have this uncanny ability to attract new friends wherever I went. I’m 30 years old (ok…31 in April if we’re being transparent) and I (read more…)

Join the Conversation
flight

Courage to change (which sometimes means going to rehab)

I grip my boarding pass tightly and stare at the bar-code as if I can somehow decipher the meaning behind the lines, trace the trajectory that led me here—trembling in an airport, waiting to board my plane to a Northern California treatment center. I’m going to rehab because it’s been a decade since I left (read more…)

Join the Conversation