Go ahead, be a wench - an Adventurous Wench!

Adventures in life

Orange on a blue plate

What is one minute from home?

It's so easy to ooh and aah over wonderful scenes when we're on vacation or out in nature. But do you ever look at things around your home with the same eye and appreciation for beauty that you use when you're traveling? A photography group I belong to gave us an interesting challenge ... Read article...

Path through the treetops in Peru

The Year of Living Adventurously

That's my plan for 2011, but it's not what you might think. The saying taped to my mirror is "Life to you is a dashing and bold adventure". While I certainly believe that in a big-picture way, it's one thing to think this way while you're off viewing wildlife in the rainforest... Read article...

birthday cake

Wisdom from a Facebook birthday

I'm not sure why, but I just don't greet birthdays these days with the same unmixed enthusiasm I used to. Wait - back up... It's not good to start a blog post with a lie, is it? I DO know why birthdays evoke such a mix of emotions. First off, phrases like... Read article...

Wing walker Gladys Ingles

Daring young woman on the flying machine

You've got to see this! Can you imagine anyone doing something like this today? The video isn't the greatest quality - it's from the 1920s. But what you can see is amazing. She has no safety line, no parachute, nothing but guts! Gladys Ingles was a member of a barnstorming troupe... Read article...

Edge of Taos Desert

Edge of Taos Desert, a Woman's Adventure in Taos

Taos always brings me back to one of my favorite books - Edge of Taos Desert. In the early 1900s Mabel Dodge Sterne was a high-society New York city socialite. She decided to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place hardly anyone in New York had heard of. Little did she know how this would affect her... Read article...

Army boot

Adventures in boot camp

Blah. That's how I was feeling. It was too hot for outdoor activities, and I could work up zero enthusiasm for the gym. The plus side was long days of getting work done. The down side was long days of sitting at a computer. Then, I saw a discount on outdoor boot camp workouts... Read article...

Failure is achievable - you can do it!

How to make sure your resolutions fail

I made a New Month's Resolution for this month to write and publish 30 items. Since we just passed the middle of the month, I took stock of how I'm doing on it. On the downside, no A report card so far! On the upside, I've identified 5 simple rules to make sure your resolutions fail... Read article...

New Year's resolutions

New Month's Resolution: Write something

So how are those New Year's resolutions coming along? Still exercising regularly and sticking with that diet plan? If you're on track with your resolutions, you're among a select few. This is my latest experiment - New Month's Resolutions, designed to avoid some pitfalls that plague the annual version... Read article...

Dandelion

Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better

"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." ~ Jim Rohn . . . When times are tough, it's natural to wish they were easier. When you're sending out countless resumes, dealing with... Read article...

Off to battle -- we will prevail!

Break the spell of inertia and frustration

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success." ~ Dorothea Brande ___ If only it were so easy, right? If all we had to do was act... Read article...