The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

Have you ever had a conversation that became the pivotal moment of realization for you? Maybe a person said exactly what you needed, or didn't need to hear at an exact vulnerable moment? This morning my Mother called, as she sometimes does, just to chat. After a few...

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7 Days In Iceland

7 Days In Iceland

When you think of Iceland what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Majestic glaciers? Glittering ice caps? Vibrant green northern lights darting across the sky?  Well, for me the first thing that came to mind was bucket list. Iceland has been on my list...

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The Only Way Is Up

The Only Way Is Up

“Let me fall if I must, the one I will become will catch me.” -Baal Shem Tov   Recently I did something that is very uncharacteristic of myself.  I made the decision to delete nearly every photo album I had online.  This may seem like nothing to some...

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Body By (22 of Michigan’s Best) Burgers

Body By (22 of Michigan’s Best) Burgers

BURGERS!  I love them. I crave them. I dream about them.  Medium rare, bacon, melted cheese and all the fixings. It’s safe to say if it absolutely came down to it and I had to pick, I would probably pick burgers as my favorite food (sorry pizza).  So...

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The Hoist Lake Hike

The Hoist Lake Hike

Activity: Backpacking Date Visited: 11/10/17 - 11/11/17 Distance: 5 Miles Parking: Hoist Lake East Parking lot Trailhead: Hoist Lake East Trailhead I was overwhelmingly excited when Leah introduced me to yet another Michigan trail that is semi close to home. Hoist...

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Under The Covers

Under The Covers

There is nothing wrong with a good cover. These remakes go all the way back to the earliest days of popular music and have stretched across all musical genres. Just because something is the first doesn’t always necessarily mean that it is the best. Sometimes to our...

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Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

Well here we are, it is only August 24th in Michigan and a high today of just 60 degrees.  It feels like fall.  I don’t hate it, but I can honestly say that I am not ready for another brutal winter.  Unfortunately since I have zero control over the...

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Paddles A Plenty

Paddles A Plenty

Michigan is a wonderful place to live if you enjoy the lake life. It has an abundant number of well-maintained state parks and forests that offer plenty of places to enjoy a great paddle. Even for me, being based out of Metro Detroit I can still easily access...

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A Letter To Myself On This Difficult Day

A Letter To Myself On This Difficult Day

I often write letters to myself.  Usually during time of stress or change.  It calms me to talk to myself, and helps me to set my intentions.  It also serves as a reminder that their is always a lesson to learn in the hard times, and it is up to me to...

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Adventures In The Sewer State

Adventures In The Sewer State

The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio dates back as far as 1835 to the "Toledo War" or boundary dispute of the two states. The dispute resulted from poor understanding of geographical makeup of the Great Lakes at the time. To make a long story short, Ohio gained...

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An Ontario State Of Mind

An Ontario State Of Mind

Living in Michigan has an abundance of perks if you're an outdoor junkie like me. From the beautiful untouched wilderness of the Upper Peninsula to the four surrounding crystal clear Great Lakes. Even with all of that, my favorite part still has to be bordering...

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A Force Of Nature

A Force Of Nature

Love is the substance of all life. EVERYTHING is connected in love, absolutely EVERYTHING. - Julia Cameron   Have you ever stopped to think about why we are attracted to the people we are? Not just romantically but even just as friends. Have you ever just felt...

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Life’s a Garden, Dig It

Life’s a Garden, Dig It

Most of you who read my blog know I am a fairly new homeowner. Although, in my past few rentals I have tested my green thumb with a variety of different gardens. I started with a few leafy greens in small pots on the kitchen counter and eventually graduated to 20 x...

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Pop Analysis – A Lyric Interpretation

Pop Analysis – A Lyric Interpretation

Pop music, you either love or you hate it. I won't lie, pop isn't always my first choice when it comes to music genre. I don't know if it's just because it's too mainstream and the songs quickly become annoying after having them repeatedly drilled into my ears at the...

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The Science Of Selling Yourself Short

The Science Of Selling Yourself Short

Settling for crumbs doesn’t keep you fed, it keeps you starving.   Settling feels awful. Take it from me- for the past seven years I have been attempting to cram a square peg into a round hole, simply because I have been afraid to put down the peg I’ve been...

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Arcadia Fire- Impromptu Camping Adventures

Arcadia Fire- Impromptu Camping Adventures

I spent my holiday weekend walking the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, on a trip that involved zero planning. All I brought were the dogs, some food, a tent and good company. The trip turned out much better than I expected basically because the idea of zero...

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