Travel Patterns

As I write this, I am sitting on a beautiful porch in the city of Albacete, Spain. This is the place I will live for the next month, which still sort of feels like a heat induced dream from the warmest temperatures I think I’ve ever encountered. It is very hot in southern Spain in … More Travel Patterns

Diamond Hill, Ireland

In 2003, two social psychologists by the name of Emmons and McCullough did an experiment that involved counting blessings vs. burdens. Their results found that participants who practiced exercising gratitude (over the course of the ten week study) reported better emotional and physical health than their control experiment counterparts. For many people, gratitude is thought to … More Diamond Hill, Ireland

35 feet in the air

“I’ve come very close to death, many times. And you know me, I’m really open with talking about my issues. Today though, being up there, even though I  was strapped in, and I had all this equipment on… even though I was safer than I have been in a lot of situations, I was so much more … More 35 feet in the air