A woman must treat herself well. That’s why I ordered 2 cups of tea on the plane headed toward Bangkok, unwrapped the shiny foil of a decadent chocolate bar that Mr. King packed for me, busted out my kindle and watched the clouds creep backwards. I’m headed on a solo trip to further expand the [...]
Thoughts on work
Happy Thanksgiving to you! As you’re reading this, we are in the midst of traveling to Thailand for the magical Yee Peng lantern ceremony. I wanted to share with you two great truths that I am grateful for. There are two truths that I’ve come to know intimately. These truths are evident in nearly all [...]
What keeps me so full of energy while dealing with my day to day life of being a mother of two, an awesome wife, a business owner, an avid reader and gregarious socialite? My secret lies in how I fuel my body and mind. Most days I start with yoga to stretch my body, calm [...]
When you hear the word village, what do you think of? Do you picture thatched huts with dirt floors? No indoor plumbing, electricity, or communication with the outside world? Naked children running around and no cars? That is what our family experienced during our 4 day Mayan home-stay in Belize…and you can too! It’s a [...]
After enjoying a hike through the hot and humid jungle to explore a cave, there was no denying by the time we got back to the village that we reached our hygenic comfort level. We needed to bathe. We have avoided this for a few days. We’re not shy and we’ve certainly done our share [...]
Corn, also known as maize, is part of every meal in the Mayan culture. Most americans know corn in a form that is either popped, boiled, steamed, eaten off the cob or shucked and served as a side dish. But to the Mayan culture, corn has a bigger significance than just food.
We met a mermaid in Hopkins. She had glorious black skin, truthful eyes and a playful nature. She jumped in and out of the water effortlessly – like nature had intended her to do. She danced in the ocean, splashing brilliant Caribbean water into the air. When she surfaced, the sparkles of water droplets beaded [...]
I am going to tell you about our time in Hopkins, despite what I said in my last post. We’re not sure what it was about this town that made it so special to us. Perhaps we were just on the same frequency or we were craving its authentic vibe, but something captured and held [...]
I really don’t want you to know about Hopkins. I don’t want tourism to spoil it. Placencia flirted with us, but we fell in deep love with Hopkins. So much so, that we don’t want to write about it. We want to keep it to ourselves.
It seems to me people have great intentions when it comes to less materialism and more saving, but once the holiday spirit is upon us, most tend to lose focus. Mountains of presents sit under a Christmas tree making for a pretty picture and ensuring a great holiday, right?
It is a well known fact that all of us have… too much stuff. In fact, we own so much stuff, there are multi-billion dollar industries created to organize and store all our stuff. We have so much stuff it won’t fit into our 3,000 sq ft houses and we have to store it off-site in [...]