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Choose Your Own Adventure Minneapolis Minnesota

Did you read choose your own adventure novels when you were a kid? The books are set up to tell an adventure with twists and turns that give you the option to create your own path and story. You arrive at the end of each chapter with a decision to make between different activities. You…
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A Conversation with Author of When All Balls Drop

As a more intimate way to get to know me and my story, I thought it only appropriate to invite you to have a conversation in my backyard. Let me share with you why I wrote my inspirational memoir, When All Balls Drop, its take aways, and who helped me along the way. I look…
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Kauai’s Best Kept Secrets Featured on Trekity

What’s the best time to visit Kauai Island? You can visit anytime of year. It’s really that kind of island. If you want the mildest temperatures, aim for April to June or September through November. However, if you are coming for exploration of the Napali Coast via catamaran, kayak, or zodiac, I would suggest the…
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Look Up Day – The Shoe on the Other Foot

Although Look Up Day started as a way for me to reframe various scares that were happening in my life: traumatic accident, long, out-of-home recovery from a broken neck, relationship turmoil, relearning tasks as an adult, and lost of career, I want to share this day and philosophy with you and others. Celebrated each 27th…
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Upright Locked Position

In a "VIP" row near the airplane lavatories with no option of reclining on a five-thousand mile trip from Kauai to South Florida earlier this week, I flashed back to my recovery from a freak tree accident in Upstate New York in 2009. A tree limb fell on a seemingly normal autumn day breaking my…
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Kuranda Scenic Railway – Adventure Travel Queensland Australia

At the tail end of a whirlwind, eight-day, maiden voyage tour to Down Under, including Tasmania, Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns, I had traveled by catamaran, helicopter, bus, foot, cable car, plane, semi-submersible, and car. I was short one of the most pleasant ways to travel; yes, you…
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Adventure Travel to the Bay of Islands New Zealand

Get out your bucket list! The North Island of New Zealand and its Bay of Islands must be on it. For those that haven't yet traveled to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, let me show you what you're missing. Get on with it! (And, for those of you that have already visited this outstanding adventure…
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Inspiration to Walkabout to Australia

Having returned from an adventure filled walkabout to Australia, I wanted to highlight the character from my memoir When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything that spurred my many healing travels nearly five years ago.  Thank you Patrice! Originally from Chicago, Patrice was not only well-traveled, lively, and kind, but also had the best…
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Look Up Day – Have You Had a Look Up Moment?

Happy Look Up Day everyone! For some of you, this is a new concept. However, there are many who have been celebrating Look Up day for years. For those new to Look Up Day, welcome. Look Up Day is celebrated every 27th of the month to remind you to: 1) Be aware of your surroundings…
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When All Balls Drop Cover Selected

Back from over a month in New Zealand and Australia, I couldn't wait to get home to share the news. Drum roll please... The cover for my inspirational memoir, When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything has been selected! After many comments from my followers, friends, peers, and family about the four…
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