Talking to Strangers in Bars

“We’re all strangers connected by what we reveal, what we share, and what we take away. . .our stories.” Some people are intimidated by traveling alone. I completely get it, but if you can get past the fear of going out alone, an incredible new world is there to greet you. I recently spent a few days away by myself for some much needed rest and relaxation. I ventured out a few times for dinner or drinks and realized one of my favorite parts of traveling alone is the people I meet. There certainly are times I just want to enjoy my meal by myself but more often than not, I love the conversations that come out of meeting a stranger at the bar. There’s something freeing about chatting with someo

The Simple Life

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? You start noticing a similar theme in conversations, in books you’re reading, or podcasts you’re listening to? Well, that’s exactly what led to this week’s post. Over the past month one word seems to keep repeating itself throughout my life: Simple. When our uncle spoke of being a “simple man” at his 90th birthday party, I really started paying attention. Generally when we hear this word, it’s about simplifying. It’s about a physical act of simplifying your life by clearing the clutter from your home or simplifying your schedule by saying yes to fewer events. These are things I’ve made a very conscious effort to tackle over

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