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What I wish everyone knew about caring for a dying parent

What I wish everyone knew about caring for a dying parent

Death is birth in reverse. That’s what our hospice nurse keeps telling me every time I question a new behavior of my mom. And every time I find myself in the baby aisle at Target buying diapers, sippy cups, and picture books, I realize just 

My life was perfect. Then it wasn’t.

My life was perfect. Then it wasn’t.

It’s taken me a long time to write this post. I generally write about happy things – mainly my happy places. But writing is therapy for me. So as difficult as this is, my mother’s story needs to be told. Often, when I’m writing a 

7 ways I used a cruise to reboot my mind and body 

7 ways I used a cruise to reboot my mind and body 

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to set new habits at home. There’s always the distraction of dirty laundry, the dog who wants to play ball or that friend who drops by (thankfully so) with a bottle of wine ‘just because’. 

Australia’s amazing underwater museum: the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s amazing underwater museum: the Great Barrier Reef

It’s on many bucket lists. Diving the Great Barrier Reef. It is after all, the largest living thing on Earth, even visible from outer space. The reef is made up of over 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. It was the 

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Being an East Coast girl, I had spent my fair share of time in the resorts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. There’s nothing quite like the crystal clear blue water of Cancun and Cozumel and the festive party lifestyle. But I was ready to explore a 

New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans is one of those iconic U.S. cities that I forget to put on my to do list. I’ve only been a handful of times but there’s always something new to discover in this city of classic cocktails and cajun cuisine. On my last