I found St. Jude and he reminded that life is mostly about just showing up. ____ I don’t get the idea of moving half way around the world to ‘find yourself.’ Most of my life has consisted of finding bits of myself hidden in the cracks. Sometimes the stuff we learn about ourselves is great, … More Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up
Taking risks can make you airsick. I wonder if there will be barf bags in hell? ___ My family and I are on vacation as I write this. We are visiting Disneyland. It’s a blast. But getting here, well that was a much different story. I will spare you the gory details, but our connecting … More Recovery: Postcard From The Edge of Risk and Faith
Your Disaster May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened to You ______ A few weeks ago, I shared how I damaged my trailer while on vacation in a post Don’t Let Disaster Ruin Your Vacation. If you have not read it, you may want to because you will learn from my vacation disaster. Since … More It’s Time to Celebrate Your Disasters!
One weekend, four people, one tent: Family camping. Do I need to say more? My family and I are reclaiming camping as a family activity. It’s a love-hate thing: Sticky-matted hair, camping breath, smoky-smelling armpits and feet that smell like outdoor bathrooms. I think you understand why we have taken a vacation from camping for … More Camping and the Stories that Make Us
Why is it that the longer I am away from work, the lower my IQ seems to get? I call this the Post Vacation Cognitive Lag (PVCL). There should be a diagnosis for it and employers should be educated about the financial impacts resulting from PVCL. We should get a couple of Post-Vacation Leave days to … More Your Vacation and The Walking Dead Effect