Freedom Inspired Pacific Northwest Playcation (Retreat)

Freedom Inspired Pacific Northwest Playcation (Retreat)

“Freedom + Free-Spirit Focus”​Connection. Nature. Freedom.​Connect with other women on an intimate playcation in the Pacific Northwest from September 28-October 1, 2017.If you’re looking for a little getaway, want to get outside (and/or stay cozy inside), enjoy exploring new places, or are just looking for a little time to recharge and meet some lovely new girlfriends,… Continue Reading

I’ve Left My HR Career Three Times

I’ve Left My HR Career Three Times

The routine drove me crazy, it was restricting; I didn’t see any way around it. Everyone I knew had a similar routine: Wake up, workout, work, home, sleep, repeat. I would get up at 4:30 am, head to the gym for about 90 minutes, then home to shower, head to work in thick traffic, work… Continue Reading

Five Steps to Create More Freedom in Your Life

Five Steps to Create More Freedom in Your Life

It’s quite the popular word, this freedom. Even though there’s a dictionary definition, each of us has our own interpretation of what freedom means to us, and it can mean something totally different at various points in our lives and personal areas within our lives.Freedom doesn’t have to be traveling the world​ or exploring new places,… Continue Reading

Total Life Disorder to Freedom Journey

Total Life Disorder to Freedom Journey

Fitting in or feeling alone, which would you choose?The world around us is always telling us what we should do, eat, buy, look, live, celebrate, exercise (and more) to fit in. (Whatever “in” is.) However, when we try so hard to fit into the world around us and listen to external “advice”, we learn to… Continue Reading

50 + Ideas to Create Your Summer Love List

50 + Ideas to Create Your Summer Love List

Hiking is something that I’ve fallen in love with since moving to the Pacific Northwest, specifically since I moved to the Kitsap Peninsula (Washington state) with my man. It’s always a part of my Summer Love List. What’s a Summer Love List, you ask? Well, instead of saying “bucket list” I prefer to use “love list”… Continue Reading

Unplanned Japan Adventures: Hospital Visit

Unplanned Japan Adventures: Hospital Visit

My Japanese Hospital ExperienceWhen traveling to another country, visiting a foreign hospital is never on the “places to see” list. Leave it to me to make that one of my “places to see” in Japan.Japanese. I don’t speak the language and I definitely can’t read the language. Being sick in another country is NOT fun;… Continue Reading

Unique Experience and Custom Jewelry in Japan

Unique Experience and Custom Jewelry in Japan

I collect experiences and memories…Most of my jewelry is from other countries. Simple jewelry, always handmade. Nothing elaborate, super expensive or flashy. These tiny treasures of mine always have a story with them. Every time I wear these handmade adornments, it brings me back to the moment when I bought them, the exchange, the country, how I… Continue Reading

Secluded Guatemalan Eco-Resort with Mayan Charm

Secluded Guatemalan Eco-Resort with Mayan Charm

Eco-Resort Connects Community and Culture “Laguna Lodge,” I said to the men standing near the muelle (boat dock) in Panajachel. They motioned me toward the small blue and white boats at the end of an old, well traveled, wooden dock. The captain took my large backpack and quickly tossed it up onto the top of… Continue Reading

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