Yearly Archives: 2016

2016

Wonder Not Worry

We live in a wonderful world. We live in a pragmatic world. We live in a world of endless possibility. We live in a world filled with traps to avoid. It’s no wonder we find ourselves stressed. It’s no wonder we’ve lost our connection to wonder!

Why do we remove ourselves from wonder? Because we worry that it is outdated, uncool, childish, and unproductive. How many travel advice columns teach us how NOT to look like […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Wild and Precious

One of my favorite quotes is from the American poet Mary Oliver:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

I have this posted on the corkboard over my desk, and I look at it every day. Like many of us, there are days when my life becomes cluttered with tasks and worries, and I need to remind myself of the finiteness of my existence on earth. […]

By |July 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Mapping Our Journey

Our upcoming Mongolian journey is not only an exciting adventure to an exotic place, but also an embodiment of who we are and where we are going in life. The Warrior Queen tour is an opportunity to take ourselves to a place outside of our comfort zone, and to thrive there. While there we will tap into our three-part selves: Woman, Warrior, and Queen. We will identify our strengths, our fears, and rise above our […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

In two weeks I will be leading a group of intrepid women on an amazing adventure. The trip itself has been in the works for over a year, but in truth it is the culmination of years of daydreaming and reading on my part.

Mongolia. When I mention to most people that we are going there, I hear questions rather than comments. People ask, “Oh, that’s in China, right?” “Magnolia (sic), where is that […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Genghis Khan Mows My Lawn

We have a great lawn care guy, Dean. He is fast, reasonably priced, and does a better job than we would ever do – a man of few words but efficient action. Unsurprising since this is his current line of work. Perhaps surprising, however, is his email address. It includes the word “Temujin” which is the name of the man we know as Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan. When I asked him about this, he told […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments