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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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Ready, Set, Bungy Jump New Zealand

When in New Zealand, do what crazy Kiwis and adrenaline junkies do, BUNGY JUMP! Although it was my maiden voyage to New Zealand with twelve days of adventure travel planned, I thought nothing would kick-off the journey better than bungy jumping 40 meters over the Waitemata Harbour from Auckland's Harbour Bridge. AND, I was right!…
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Adventure Travel to Niagara Falls Canada

Are you culprit to traveling to the end of the earth to see the world's largest lake, waterfall, or mountain while leaving things close to home unvisited? I was. I grew up in the Midwest. I spent many years in New England. In fact, I lived most of 2009 in the Hudson River Valley of…
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Needing to See the World to Heal

Currently, I'm in Australia nearly 5,500+ miles away from where I typically write and hang my hat, Kauai. I'm in Uluru and on my way to Cairns, both for business and pleasure. I'm generating stories and featured articles, but also celebrating because my up and coming memoir is in the hands of my team of…
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April Fool’s and Infidelity

Although I can joke about my past relationship fiasco now, it was one of the most painful things to go through in the moment. In my up and coming memoir, When All Balls Drop, I discuss hot topics about relationships, career change, and health. Since we are celebrating April's Fools Day, I wanted to highlight…
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Look Up Day Abroad

This Look Up Day, I celebrate abroad with new friends in New Zealand, you (virtually), and of course my clan wherever they may be: Midwest, Florida, Spain, New England, Arizona, Cuba, Hawaii, or New York. Every 27th of the month, I share Look Up Day with you to remind you to: 1) Be aware of…
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Non-traditional Therapists

Although I used both traditional and non-traditional therapists in my life-changing recovery spanning trauma, divorce, and loss of job. I found out that much therapy can be done outside of a counselor's office. I bet you didn't know that you don't always have to lie on someone else's couch. There are non-traditional methods that worked for me.…
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Heidi’s Interview with Trekity about Life-Changing Walkabout

Not too long ago, Heidi was a thirty-something, married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all. Then, in one fell swoop, a tree limb knocked her out cold, breaking her neck, and stopped her hectic juggling act of a successful career, marriage, and life instantly. During a slow, yearlong recovery, Heidi lost her career and…
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