travel

When You Crave an Adventure and Discover Healing and Rest

When Keith and I lived in Las Vegas, he was in a Family Medicine residency program and I was teaching. Our stress levels were unreal (if you’ve listened to the podcast, you know this is when my anxiety disorder was diagnosed. LISTEN HERE). A mentor of Keith’s advised us to take regular weekend trips away;…

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Simple Tips for Self Care: Travel

Photo via Visualhunt This simple tip for self care is one I take very seriously: travel. When Keith was in medical school, a mentor of his advised us to take frequent weekend trips out of the area. “Staycations” don’t work for doctors who may bump into patients at the grocery store. The only way to…

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Big Brave Dreams for 2016

After reading Annie F. Downs’ book Let’s All Be Brave, I’m deciding to dream some big, brave dreams for 2016. I’m sharing them with you so that you can hold me accountable and cheer me on!

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Angel’s Landing 2013

I am writing a bit out of order (isn’t that what happens when you become a mama: things start to get out of order?!). About a week ago, I posted a “vlog” about how Grief Is Real. We were hiking in Zion National Park and I couldn’t finish the hike; my emotions overwhelmed me and…

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Post-Potosi Post

I’m catching up on Saturday Night Live episodes and finally sitting down to write this blog post summarizing our Bolivia trip. How first-world do I sound?! It has taken me the last week to even begin to process everything we saw and accomplished. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us to think…

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Two Days Left

It’s hard for me to believe that we only have today and tomorrow in Potosi before our three day journey home. And Caleb turned six months today. I honestly don’t even know where to begin writing and that is probably why I haven’t posted recently. We only just reached the point in the last few…

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It’s Different, but Not Bad

About a week ago, we had Eysel (our landlady and friend, pronounced “Hazel” without the “H”) and her daughter over for dinner. I made mashed potatoes, salmon with thyme, and a tomato salad. A rather uninspired meal, even if the fish came from Lake Titicaca. Eysel’s comment when Keith asked her what she thought of…

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D.O.N.E.

If you’ve ever been on a missions trip longer than a week (or even traveled for a long period of time), you know that there’s that moment in time when the exciting “newness” of everything has worn off and you’re exhausted, but you’ve got too much time left to just try and hang tight. That’s…

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A Day of Rest

We’ve been away from home about two weeks now. Things here are definitely different from home (working on a post with the details of that), but we haven’t really experienced culture shock. What we have experienced is culture stress: the stress that comes from extra effort speaking a different language, learning a new city, embracing…

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My Friend Luna

There are three dogs that live in our courtyard (I’m not exactly sure which family owns them). One of them, named Luna, likes to follow me everywhere. If I leave the bedroom to go to the kitchen, she’ll follow me there and wait until I come out again. Yesterday, Caleb and I spent some time…

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