7 Things Travel Taught Me in 2017

For the last two years I have been traveling a lot. As much as I did while I was in Seminary; sometimes I’m gone for 2-3 weekends out of a given month. As I have been trying to complete my 30 countries I have enjoyed journeying out of the country multiple times a year instead […]

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Self Sunday: Easing Back In

Inspiration: “You have to be gentle with yourself.” ~ My colleagues It is past midnight and I am having one of those moments where I have hit a productivity groove. It is officially Monday morning and I am just now getting around to writing a self care lesson for this week, again. Normally this would […]

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Travel Hack: Taking the Layover

Recently I posted on Facebook that I purchased all of my plane tickets to my upcoming trip to Asia for a total of $736. That is a steal. You could easily spend $700 dollars just getting to Singapore, or Tokyo, or to Bangkok from here in Houston. Many of my Facebook friends asked for my […]

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Self Sunday: Capturing Every Thought

“The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ~ The Buddha I know how horrible the mind can be because I suffer from anxiety and depression. It can push you over the edge into the abyss where you really cannot see things for what they are. How you think about yourself, and the world […]

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3 Tips for Traveling with Natural Hair

  Sometimes I admit that I have a fraught relationship with my hair. To be fair,  I have a lot of hair on my head, which has been the case most of my life. I have also been natural for all of my life, although I spent over 20 years wearing my hair straightened by […]

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Quick and Dirty Guide to Glitch Fares

Yesterday Virgin Atlantic had, what was initially advertised as an intense sale: Dallas to Melbourne, Australia for, brace yourselves friends, ONE. HUNDRED. SIXTY. SEVEN. AMERICAN. DOLLARS. Bish. Look. Linda, honey. Lookit. I saw this on my way to workout with friend Dori. I was scrolling and reading; calculating like GIPHY P.S. Don’t cell phone and […]

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If I Leave: Traveling and Safety

I get asked quite frequently, “Is ______ safe?” This is especially true if I have traveled alone. In July I traveled to the U.K, Denmark, and Iceland. It was only the second time that I have taken a solo trip abroad and, to be quite honest, every time that I leave to go somewhere I […]

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15 Tips from my Cuban Adventure

When the embargo from Cuba was lifted for the United States under the Obama Administration many folks, self included, were extremely excited about the prospect of seeing the Havana and stepping back into the 50s while collecting rum and Cuban cigars. Last week I had the good fortune of being able to actually visit Havana […]

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