High Functioning Anxiety 10

I spent all of last week in Belize and took this photo at sea. Swimming is one of the few activities that usually calms and grounds me back into my body. Being completely present and not dissociated can be uncomfortable for me, I have a heightened startle response, I find people and things overwhelming. It’s […]

Untethered: Growing Up and Small Towns

I’ve lived in the city… I’ve lived in the country. I’m pretty adaptable… I’m not quite sure how I would like this entry to go. I have had some thoughts bouncing around in my head regarding this topic and what it means to me. I have lived in busy cities and rural towns… I find […]

Jamaica Vacation 2017 and Safety in Jamaica

My boyfriend and I recently took a trip to Jamaica (April 11-April 16) and for the most part it was absolutely wonderful, but there are some things that I have learned and want to share beyond my normal travel tips and reviews, but let us begin with the positive. We booked our airport to hotel […]

New Orleans, Louisiana

My boyfriend and I took a trip to NOLA in November 2016 for a long weekend. It was actually a lovely time to go, it was around the 70s most days, and not too humid. Perfect for walking around the French Quarter and perfect for a bayou airboat trip! Being completely upfront, I did not […]

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Before embarking on a month long journey to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in the summer for 2016 (June-July) via the Collette tour company, I expected to be captivated by the Great Barrier Reef, which I was. However, I naively did not expect that I would absolutely fall in love with the south island of […]

Leaving Mother Lake – Yang Erche Namu & Christine Mathieu

4/5 stars overall. Beautifully written and engaging. Recommended to me by my friend and mentor Dr. Cindy LaCom, this book takes you on a journey to places I personally have never set foot or experienced. In a remote community around the Himalayas, Moso women in some ways, have more/different power than other women in the […]

My Favorite Day in Iceland: Mind the Waves

This was by far my most favorite day in Iceland, though all of my time spent there was absolutely amazing. This day, however, stands out as particularly beautiful and surreal. Above you see the blacksand beach where glacial icebergs wash up. The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon [below] was absolutely breathtaking. The glacial icebergs had an etheral glow […]