Close Out the Year with Self Love

As the holidays approach, media and marketing will sell you on thinking it’s the most wonderful time of the year (and hoping you spend that pretty penny too). While I hope nothing but good cheer for all, sometimes this time of year brings forth heartbreaking reminders of those we’ve lost, failed resolutions, being stuck in […]

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Birthday in Budapest

A couple weeks ago, November 13th exactly, was the day I was born on! 27, I mean 37 😜, isn’t so bad. I’m healthy, happy and seeing the world. Can’t really get better than that?! For my birthday, I decided to go on a little getaway girls weekend with my friend Carmen. Looking up the […]

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The Algarve, Portugal

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to spend time and vacation in the Algarve (the southern-most region of Portugal).  I had no expectations of Portugal but I left craving much more of this beautiful country.  A group of friends decided to rent a home 25 minutes inland between the cities of Faro and Tavira, […]

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My first US Visitors

Last week I mentioned that my dad and sister were coming to visit me during the marathon and to do some additional sight seeing. My dad, Bob, had already planned on coming but my sister, Julie, needed needed a day of coaxing to make the decision to make her first international trip ever. I had […]

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