Sober in Vegas: Saying No…So I Can Say Yes

Lately my feelings have been all over the place. Change in weather, getting ready for the holidays, getting ready for our daughter's first birthday. Reflecting on the past few months of so many things going on--the art show, events, travel, family obligations, work obligations. And I've been taking an emotional and spiritual temperature check. One … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Saying No…So I Can Say Yes

Sober in Vegas: What I want to tell my daughter about alcohol

In honor of my first mother's day as an actual mother, I've been thinking about the conversation I'll have with my little one when she gets older about alcohol. As I've said before--this is based on my experience. I have many friends who are able to moderate their alcohol consumption and/or it doesn't have a … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: What I want to tell my daughter about alcohol

Sober in Vegas: In defense of smaller outdoor spaces

National Park Week at the end of April had me thinking about our outdoor spaces. My parents met working together at Yosemite, and the rest is family history. Summers were spent exploring and camping at many tourist destination National Parks. Even today, much of our vacation planning is centered around NP visitations. However, since baby … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: In defense of smaller outdoor spaces

Sober in Vegas: A failed trip to St. Thomas but a beautiful drive around Lake Mead

KNPR's magazine, Desert Companion, just ran a beautiful article about women and the outdoors which I wanted to share here before today's post. If you need an end of week pick me up, that article will do it! 🙂 Onto the beauty of failure.... Failure is part of life. Try as I may, there will … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: A failed trip to St. Thomas but a beautiful drive around Lake Mead