March 2014

Postcard from sunrise at Casa Bonita

Back in 2012, I committed to seeing more sunrises. As I said then: “Waking up early to see the sunrise is kind of like a workout: I never regret one, but there are plenty I regret missing out on.” There’s something special about a sunrise to me: it’s more beautiful than a sunset simply because […]

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The grace in saying no

I’m a yes person. When opportunities present themselves, I like to take advantage of them. Whether it’s trying a new food, going paragliding or signing up for an extra freelance job, I tend to say yes when people ask if I want to join them. I thrive on being busy, staying active, building connections. That’s […]

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Postcard from Tanama Eco Spa

It’s no secret that fancy spa sessions are my little guilty pleasure. I’ve loved manicures and pedicures since I was a little girl, and I consider massages and facials to be a necessary indulgence. Sometimes, it’s at a real spa; other times, it’s just a $1-a-minute neck rub in a nail salon and a face […]

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The choice of happiness

When I was at Casa Bonita in the Dominican Republic, I was certain I  couldn’t get any happier. The sun was shining, the sky was clear and blue. I was with someone I love and who makes me laugh, in a partnership where we could endure two hours of detours in an unfamiliar land and […]

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