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My Experiment With Cannabis Sent Me to the ER

My Experiment With Cannabis Sent Me to the ER

Four years ago, I stumbled upon an opportunity to work in PR for the cannabis industry (I was in the right place – LA – at the right time). Medical marijuana was legal at that time but months later, recreational use would become law. I 

How I managed to pack the perfect gear for Patagonia

How I managed to pack the perfect gear for Patagonia

The ultimate packing guide for Patagonia There’s one thing you should know about me. I don’t like cold weather. I mean, I abhor (and that’s a strong word) being cold. But when a destination calls that’s a bucket list experience, how could I say, “no?” 

Lessons from my Dad on Travel

Lessons from my Dad on Travel

Today is my Dad’s birthday. We should be celebrating his 81st birthday, but instead, we’re placing flowers on his grave. I was “Daddy’s little girl”, the only girl and the youngest with two older brothers. My father taught me so many life lessons – in 

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’.