26 11, 2017

TRAVEL THERAPY 31: Lessons Learned by an Introvert

2017-11-26T22:31:33+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: Travel Therapy|0 Comments

Travel Therapy #31 Lessons Learned by an Introvert At 50 years and 7 months of age, I volunteered myself for a potentially intense 13 day social experiment. I wanted to see what would happen if I, a highly independent introvert, went on a structured hiking tour of the Canadian Rockies with 13 strangers. At the end, I [...]

10 08, 2008

TRAVEL THERAPY #9: Perfectly Imperfect

2017-01-29T19:34:04+00:00 August 10th, 2008|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: , |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #9 Perfectly Imperfect You'd think after being pelted with rain for most of our two week family vacation, I'd need an intense travel therapy session. But, surprisingly—no, shockingly—my children looked through the rain and saw the beauty of Ireland and its people. The result was a perfectly imperfect (and hands down favorite) family wander. “Have no fear of perfection, [...]

20 03, 2008

TRAVEL THERAPY #8: Discovering Myself in a Horse’s Mouth

2017-05-19T07:24:45+00:00 March 20th, 2008|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #8 Discovering Myself in a Horse's Mouth I'm starting to look forward to my post-wander Travel Therapy sessions as much as my actual wanders. They're not always pleasant, but I'm realizing that avoiding all things unpleasant has stunted my growth over the past 40 years. After my recent family trip to Cabo San Lucas, I ended up discovering myself (at [...]

20 07, 2007

TRAVEL THERAPY #7: Being a Mom is a Thankless Job

2017-04-14T14:36:11+00:00 July 20th, 2007|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: , |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #7 Being a Mom is a Thankless Job Oh, boy...after our recent 3 week family vacation to Quebec and New York City, I'm fully convinced that being a mom is a thankless job and I am in serious need of a Travel Therapy session! Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one [...]

25 09, 2006

TRAVEL THERAPY #6: Accepting Your Family

2017-05-19T07:27:32+00:00 September 25th, 2006|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #6 Accepting Your Family In this sixth Travel Therapy session after wandering with my father to Poland in search of his family, I do some thinking about the importance of accepting your family. "...if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. [...]

15 09, 2006

TRAVEL THERAPY #5: Finding Your Tribe

2017-05-19T07:28:38+00:00 September 15th, 2006|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: , |0 Comments

Travel Therapy #5 Finding Your Tribe In this fifth Travel Therapy session, I truly realize the importance of finding your tribe after my recent wander to Corsica with my French "family." "You are truly home only when you find your tribe." SRIVIDYA SRINIVASAN Effortless. That's how it feels to be with my French family. Something that cannot be said of [...]

9 08, 2006

TRAVEL THERAPY #4: Searching For My Tribe

2017-05-19T07:43:19+00:00 August 9th, 2006|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #4 Searching For My Tribe In this fourth Travel Therapy session, I faced a harsh truth after wandering in the California Redwoods and Sequoia National Forest— I really needed to start searching for my tribe. "Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim." NORA EPHRON Since returning from [...]

28 05, 2006

TRAVEL THERAPY #3: Passion is Not a Dirty Word

2017-05-19T07:43:45+00:00 May 28th, 2006|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #3 Passion is Not a Dirty Word In this third Travel Therapy session, I mull over my taste of passion after wandering for a couple of weeks in the Belize Rainforest and Reef and the Costa Rica Rainforest. My conclusion? Passion is NOT a dirty word! "...above all, my beautiful, peculiar, translucent child - be passionate. It matters not what [...]

6 04, 2005

TRAVEL THERAPY #2: Goodbye Yesterday

2017-05-19T07:22:17+00:00 April 6th, 2005|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: , |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #2 Goodbye Yesterday In this second Travel Therapy session, I share some of the realizations I had after wandering for 10 days around the tiny island of Cyprus and realize that I must say "Goodbye yesterday...". "I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." LEWIS CARROLL Joining my husband on his [...]

6 03, 2005

TRAVEL THERAPY #1: Is Prozac the Answer???

2017-05-19T07:18:46+00:00 March 6th, 2005|Categories: Travel Therapy|0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #1 Is Prozac the Answer??? In my very first Travel Therapy session— Is Prozac the Answer??? —I expose my perturbed state of mind just before I began to wander with any sense of regularity and purpose. We all have to start somewhere, right? "I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. [...]