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I’m not entirely sure why we still do the whole daylight savings back and forth thing, but since we do, I will be the first to say I love it way more when we get the extra hour than when we lose it. It always...

This week's blog is a contribution from High5 friend and community member, Rachel Becker! She wrote it on December 11, 2018 as an installment for her own page. On November 30th, I ended my four-week volunteering stint on Nusa Penida. I left the simple volunteer digs...

A good friend called me recently to tell me her mom was in the hospital after having a stroke. It had only been two days, and she was already showing marked improvement. We chatted for a bit and my friend shared something powerful with me...

TRUST - a small word for the most important thing in any relationship. Trust will make a relationship, and it will break a relationship. However, the difference between those two scenarios is that trust builds a relationship over time, and it will break a relationship in...

Have you ever had the experience where you thought you had moved on and healed from something in your past, then suddenly, something triggers you and you are right back in it? That, my friends, is a part of the layers of life. Do we...

Are you a PSLer? If you don’t know what PSL is, then you are definitely not one! PSL stands for Pumpkin Spice Latte, and for Pumpkin Spice lovers, they know it’s fall when PSL is back on the menu! Have you ever thought about how you...

If you are over the age of 30, you likely remember exactly what you were doing when you heard about the events of September 11, 2001. Those moments are imprinted into our unconscious, and even as I write about it now, my body remembers exactly...

After an amazing Labor Day weekend with friends in Lake Tahoe, my husband and I took the red-eye home to Chicago last night. Our flight arrived at 5:00 am this morning, and within 20 minutes of landing, we were in our ride share on our...

There are times when I don’t want to do something like go to the gym, do the laundry, make the phone call, or yes, even write a blog. My story generally goes something like "I’m just not feeling it." And, you know what? In that...

There once was a young girl who was happy and carefree. Every day the scales tipped towards joy for her. Until they didn’t. And, on that day, everything started to change without her even realizing it. She was teased, and it didn’t feel good. She didn’t want to...