Wise Words

I’d love to say we read to Maya every single night before bed, but we do read all the time — just not always right before bed. Anyway, we always let her pick which books she wants to read and the other night she surprised me by choosing one we’d never read: Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite books.

It was a copy my mom had given me minutes before I boarded the plane for my semester in Buenos Aires my junior year of college (July 1999). As I opened the book and saw my mom’s beautiful handwriting on the inside cover, I couldn’t help but smile — I hadn’t looked at those words in a decade or more. Continue reading “Wise Words”

On Top of the World, Repost

On top of the world" at the highest peak of Huyana Picchu
My favorite pic. I call this 'on top of the world.' Atop the highest peak of Huyana Picchu.

I decided to repost one of my most favorite blog entries at WeAretheRealDeal.com today.

I had originally posted it here last summer, but since my readership has changed/grown, I thought it’d be a good one to re-post and share for two reasons.

One, it’s body-image related and two, most people probably hadn’t read it when I originally posted it. Plus, hey, it’s my fave 🙂

It is called “On Top of the World,” and it’s about my life-changing experience climbing Huayana Picchu (the peak opposite Machu Picchu) when I was in Peru in 1999. 

I hope you like it.