26 11, 2017

TRAVEL THERAPY 31: Lessons Learned by an Introvert

2017-11-26T22:31:33+00:00November 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 [...]

20 04, 2010

TRAVEL THERAPY #12—Don’t Pray for This Glutton

2018-08-07T15:31:10+00:00April 20th, 2010|Categories: Travel Therapy|0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #12 Don't Pray for This Glutton for Food Four solid days of eating in New York City has me considering the possibility that I may be a glutton for food. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” | GEORGE BERNARD SHAW My latest wander took my love of food and turned it mad. [...]

12 03, 2010

TRAVEL THERAPY #11: It’s Time to Find My Place

2018-08-05T02:33:56+00:00March 12th, 2010|Categories: Travel Therapy|0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #11 It's Time to Find My Place I didn't have a specific intention before I left for my week in Sydney, but the city quickly set one for me—to find my place. “Once you’ve examined your needs for travel, consider the places that most help you fulfill the aim. Setting an intention for travel can [...]

11 09, 2009

TRAVEL THERAPY #10: A Midlife Transition

2018-06-24T21:47:11+00:00September 11th, 2009|Categories: Travel Therapy|Tags: |0 Comments

TRAVEL THERAPY #10 A Midlife Transition My recent solo trip to the North Shore of Kauai came about because of a desperate need for a break and enough solitary time to complete at least one of the thoughts that had been swirling through my mind for the past several months. I was feeling drained to the point of [...]

10 08, 2008

TRAVEL THERAPY #9: Perfectly Imperfect

2018-06-24T21:43:14+00:00August 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 [...]

20 03, 2008

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

2018-06-24T21:33:47+00:00March 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

2018-06-24T21:28:26+00:00July 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 [...]

25 09, 2006

TRAVEL THERAPY #6: Accepting Your Family

2017-05-19T07:27:32+00:00September 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

2018-06-24T21:02:38+00:00September 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 [...]

9 08, 2006

TRAVEL THERAPY #4: Searching For My Tribe

2018-06-24T20:57:08+00:00August 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 [...]