Traveling Through Life

The Universe is always speaking to us... sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, look around, to believe in something more, something else." -Unknown I sipped my Belgian wheat beer, or "Weiss" beer as I'd been trained to say during my six days in Germany just before, and savored the malty …

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Summer Blog Series: Using Your Story to Propel You Forward

Enlightenment is growing all the time. It is not something that happens once and is then complete." -Rhich Nhat Hanh A million steps backwards -- that's what it felt like. I sat in my Chicago hotel room, picking at the room-service Caesar salad. My appetite had all but diminished the past two days, my mind …

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With My Heart: The Lesson(s) of 2015

Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is. How you deal with it is what makes the difference." - Virginia Satir "Meg, it's perfectly normal to feel a little out of sorts. You've been overseas for a month on your own. I can't imagine being gone that long!" I …

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{More than} Once in a Lifetime: Travel Lessons Part V (Paris)

There is but one Paris. The French air clears up the brain and does good... a world of good." -Vincent van Gogh World Business Class amazed me. Flying overseas for less than $300 on a traveler pass with my airline-worker best friend proved pretty cool in and of itself; but to get upgraded? The flight attendant offered …

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Playing a Different Game: Travel Lessons Part IV (Prague)

Personality begins where comparison ends." -Karl Lagerfeld "Wait until you get to Prague." That's what my good friend wrote on my Facebook status that proclaimed Vienna now ranked second-most beautiful of cities I'd visited (a list that included such gems as Luxembourg City, Rome, Venice, and Galway, Ireland). I'd always maintained that no city could beat Paris, but …

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