Perspective Shifters

Blue Hair, Don’t Care

Blue hair don’t care. Or #bluehairdontcare.  I’ve spent half a lifetime trying to be a natural blonde. This time I went with trying to be a natural blue. My natural color hair during high school (my Junior Prom). I first started the quest for blonde hair in college, while studying abroad in Paris. As I…

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Hot Yoga and My Body Image

I am here. Good for me! I’ve found the mirror in my yoga class that I believe makes me look good, vs. the ones that seem to have warps (you know what that’s like when you’re in a store’s dressing room! A good mirror can make all the difference in purchasing or not). The instructors…

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Solo but Not Alone

What does bungee jumping, elephant bathing, cooking classes, and riding off into the sunset with your most recent Tinder date have in common? They can all be done in one week while traveling solo on the other side of the world.  That’s right, true story.  It was one magical week in Chang Mai, Thailand, which…

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Costa Rica. Chocolate. Connections.

Costa Rica. Chocolate. When you hear the first, do you connect it with the second? When I remember back to my adventures in Costa Rica, some of the best memories are chocolate related. my first cacao tree (Gingerbread Restaurant, Lake Arenal, Costa Rica) I saw my first cacao tree, and it’s weirdly attached fruit of…

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Jumping out of an Airplane

Saying Yes to adventure and fun with friends found me jumping out of an airplane. An activity I had never thought about, let alone desired enough to put on my bucket list. My best friend from high school has a June birthday. Mine is in November. A Wednesday in the May before our big birthday…

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Bucket List Challenge

Want to take a Bucket List Challenge? As the New Year approaches, there are lots of people saying to review the past or make resolutions for the future. I’ve never been very good at that, and research shows that resolutions never seem to stick anyway. My Adventure Partner had a homework assignment recently he was…

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Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy! FaceBook reminded me recently that it’s been five years since I went on my first “Adventure Wednesday.”  Sometimes it’s little triggers like that which can make me take time and look back, remember what life was like and how much I’ve changed.  It doesn’t help that I just had a…

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Tutus Teach Life Lessons

Until two summers ago, the last time I wore a tutu was when I was five years old… Tutus are Adventures: “Tutu Tuesday” is an established part of the annual week-long event, Burning Man. (learn about Burning Man here). It’s well known that on Tuesday, attendees wear Tutus. Why? Because you can!  About two years…

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Call Me Wrangler

Growing up as a kid I always wanted a nickname. Today I officially have one. Call me Wrangler. Wrangler of Virgins. Wrangler of kkostumes. Wrangler of subjects for part of a 10 year photo project. Wrangler of volunteers… Ever have a group of friends, like my son’s fraternity, where everyone gets or earns a nickname?  Burning…

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The Fool – My Tarot Adventures

“The first thing you do with a new tarot deck is throw out the booklet.  Trust your intuition to tell you what the cards mean.” (Every tarot card teacher I’ve met) Pre Adventure Wednesdays My biological father, who is now 74, recently became aware that people may have perspectives other than his own.  And that…

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Brides Of March 2014

 Participate.  That’s the unintended lesson I learned from this adventure.It was a Happy Hour on a Wednesday when I met this fascinating woman for the first time, Abby.  She is full of ideas and solid views on life.  She was discussing an upcoming event that sounded interesting to me to go see.  When I mentioned…

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My First Adventure

  The Crooked Knife.  This was my first “discovery” when I started exploring NYC on Wednesdays after work.  The first venture out all I did was take a different route to my commuter rail station (Grand Central, the most beautiful building in my opinion. More on that another day.)  I walked down a different street and found…

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