It’s been awhile since I’ve written about travel, so I thought that’d be a good topic to round this week out. In honor of our summer Airbnb guests who recently left, I’ve decided to write about an experience that I had traveling with Airbnb several years ago.
Recently I was listening to a discussion on the use of phones in public places. It was a lively debate, with many opinions and anecdotal evidence being pushed forward. One woman tried to turn the conversation a bit more philosophical. “I wonder,” she said, “if having our phones makes us more patient? For example, when… Read More Why your smart phone may be destroying you
When I do errands, I like to plan them all out to be as efficiently as possible. I plan out my route to get as much done with as little driving, and try to time my departure so that I get everything finished with as little waiting as possible. I’ve gotten pretty darn good at… Read More How a conversation in the grocery store challenged me to slow down
A few weeks ago, we finally said goodbye to one of our summer guests. I admit, I had mixed feelings. As wonderful as it was to get to know Nick, part of me was just happy to have my office back. Yet a much larger part of me marvels at how much it affected me… Read More How to change someone’s life
I recently attended an online webinar with LearnDoBecome. Nothing special about this. I’ve personally attended dozens of webinars, and there are hundreds and hundreds out there to choose from. They all have more or less the same format: spend about half the time giving away some sort of helpful information for free, and then the… Read More Leaving light hearts and smiling faces
I was born in a poor family of 10 in Bacolod City, the Philippines. I went to work at an early age to help augment support for the family’s daily needs. My father died when I was 11 years old, making it impossible for most of my siblings to even finish high school. Thus, I… Read More Henly P: enjoy your life
I was talking to my grandmother about our family goals the other day, when she asked me to list them out for her. “We want to create close community and relationships, and we want to slow down and make time to rest,” I started. My grandmother interrupted me. “Aren’t those rather contradictory?” she asked. She… Read More The myth of balance
I live in Atlanta, a city that has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the entire country. I’m sure you’ve heard the stereotypes about homeless people as much as I have. Rhetoric that says that homeless people are lazy, unmotivated, wasteful. Rhetoric that cautions you to avoid giving them money because they’ll spend… Read More A reminder that hope is worth it
Well, I did it! Yesterday I got to witness my first total solar eclipse. It was everything I’d hoped for and more. As we sat there in the moments leading up to the totality, we marveled at how unchanged everything looked. The sky was still blue. The air was still warm and bright, even when… Read More My eclipse adventure!
This Monday something extraordinary is happening – for a few minutes in the middle of the day, the moon will completely block out the sun.