The Adventure of Hope in Review…

The Adventure of Hope in Review…

Tweet “At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.” –Christopher Reeve It’s hard to believe that what started as a Big Hairy Audacious Dream, less than a year ago, turned into an Adventure of Hope filled with more connection, purpose, and love than I could have imagined. Thanks to the contributions of 110 individual donors and the corporate sponsorship of GO Overseas, CLOUD, First Descents, and Flight...

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What You Might Miss…

What You Might Miss…

Tweet On a Monday night in January, I couldn’t stop pacing the length of faded hardwood floor running between the kitchen and the fireplace. Feeling like my new hoodie might choke me, I repeatedly wrenched the zipper down and then pulled it up again – each movement like an erratic heartbeat. “Are you ok?” my friend’s voice sliced through the panic brewing in my every conscious thought. “No. I’m not ok....

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Vietnam: The Story Behind the Stories…

Vietnam: The Story Behind the Stories…

Tweet First of all, Happy Give Love to ALL the People Who Matter To You Day from New Delhi, India! Yes, like two of my inspirations: Brene Brown and Marie at Journeying Behind Breast Cancer, I am jumping on the rebranding Valentine’s Day bandwagon. For all of you other singles out there who would prefer to pretend Feb 14th doesn’t exist, I’ll let you in on a secret… February is a great month to volunteer locally or...

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Tweet With sweat building under the rim of my helmet, my toes baking beneath the sun’s 9:00am glare, and each breath a smorgasbord of motorcycle exhaust, it’s just another morning in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A month ago when I arrived in Ha Noi, each crash-defying ride on a motorcycle had me glued to my host, arms latched around her waist and pulse in a dead sprint. Now, as nonchalantly as a local (although I opt for SPF 45 instead of a...

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Even Death Unites Us…

Even Death Unites Us…

Tweet Has my title scared you off yet? The topic of death, especially for anyone who has lived through hearing the words, “you have cancer”, can make even the most resilient of us squirm in our chairs. With a chalky mouth and a thready pulse, we look for an exit from the room, the conversation, and the risk that one day we will wake up with a unexplained pain and a doctor will pull an x-ray out of it’s sterile envelope, slide...

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