Minor Adjustment

This week I changed one tiny little thing in my life. After 3 months of running on the treadmill at the gym at 6:00 AM while listening to NPR and watching ESPN on mute, I went back to running outdoors, in nature, without headphones at 8:30 AM. Why didn’t I do this...

Autumn…I Really, Really, Really, Really Love You

It’s fall in Washington, DC right now and the leaves are changing. I really, really love the changing of the leaves. I actually don’t know if words can express how I feel about the changing of the leaves. For most of my life I haven’t lived in places where we have...

Getting the Most Out of Your Expanded Comfort Zone

I remember, with an incredible degree of detail, stepping on the plane for my first, true international adventure. It was 1997, and I was in my sophomore year of college. As I found my seat on the plane, I looked around at the other students who were also flying out...

Knock on Wood…

Last week, my husband and I left the kids with my mom for a couple of hours and went to pick up a few things at Ikea. We had told her we would try to be back by noon. I was surprised to find at around 11:45 that we were already in line and ready to make our purchases....

In the Moment…

Last week we saw the new Richard Linklater film Boyhood. It’s on everyone’s minds. Having grown up in Central Texas (my hometown of Dripping Springs even gets the briefest of mentions), I found much of the movie mirrored my adolescence…only, of course, we didn’t...

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