Goodbye Fear, Hello World

One of the most frequent things I hear from people I meet around the world is this: "Id love to do what you're doing but couldn't ever find the guts to actually do it. You are soooo brave." I respond in two ways. In my head: Am I really though?   Half the time I … Continue reading Goodbye Fear, Hello World

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“How I healed my broken heart in Finland” by Dr. Tarryn Bannister

Looking back now, with the doctorate under my belt and currently enjoying a peaceful relationship, I can see that my 2014 heart break turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. I am more decisive now and I know what “I” want. Prior to us ending the relationship, I … Continue reading “How I healed my broken heart in Finland” by Dr. Tarryn Bannister

“Unemployed, Living out of a Suitcase and Turning 30,” by Tyguenne Solomon

I am always striving to be the best version of myself, especially at this juncture in my life. I am about to turn 30 years old in a few days, and I find myself thinking back to how I envisioned my life would be at this point.  Like most children, I was conditioned to believe … Continue reading “Unemployed, Living out of a Suitcase and Turning 30,” by Tyguenne Solomon

Dear Diary, I trekked Peru’s Salkantay Trail to one of the World Wonders…and I liked it.

If you would have told me a few years ago I’d end up in Peru with a small backpack trekking up and down mountains and through the jungle (unbathed and without makeup on), I would have laughed so hard my nice red wine would have been spit out and my butt would be on the … Continue reading Dear Diary, I trekked Peru’s Salkantay Trail to one of the World Wonders…and I liked it.

Don’t be afraid to be a Black Sheep if it means following your dreams 

Isn't it funny how deep conversations can get at your hair or nail salon, ladies?  It's always been an interesting concept to me- the whole "tell a stranger your whole life story" thing- and never is that idea more prevalent for women than at their salons.  This concept applies to taxi drivers and bartenders too- … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to be a Black Sheep if it means following your dreams