Time to Let Go!

I'm a super positive person, but even I occasionally find myself in a negative loop after an event that doesn't go so well. That's part of being human, right? Maybe not. I found two articles and simple techniques that have helped me to leave negativity behind for good. A few years ago, I attended a... Continue Reading →

Stressed but Blessed!

Although I am blessed, the holidays can be a crazy stressful time for me. There have been some years when all the decorations came right out the twenty-five boxes and were hung or placed with ease, the cards created and sent in a couple of days, and shopping finished so early, I wrapped presents and... Continue Reading →

Another Haunting at the Stanley Hotel

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Usually, I decorate the halls and the driveway and everything in between with cobwebs, spiders, bats, and all things ghoulish. This year with a trip to Europe, a three-day snowstorm, and snowdrifts still covering the ground, I'll light candles in my pumpkins and will call it done. But... Continue Reading →

Discovering Horror in Prague

I just returned from a wild European adventure. After visits in London and Vienna, my family took the train to Prague. I had no idea what to expect. To say it was breathtakingly beautiful would be an understatement, but I also found contrasting elements of horror that would make you shiver on a sunny day.... Continue Reading →

Backpacking the Indian Peaks Wilderness

Hiking the Indian Peaks Wilderness exceeded expectations. This is my fourth backpacking trip and I'm finally getting the hang of it. Three years ago, I carried waaaaay too much when backpacking to Sawtooth. I needed help lifting my pack to my shoulders and taking it off. I resembled Cheryl Strayed in Wild, who carried, Monster,... Continue Reading →

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