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Whenever I travel, I love to learn about the people and culture of the destination, but my favorite part is hearing the sweet stories from the locals. On my recent trip to the Northern Isles, I was blessed by an abundance of such stories. Check out...

I love it when I look back and see my life as a trajectory which makes sense, even though along the way, it felt chaotic and happenstance. I recently visited the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and one of my favorite rooms had Harmony in...

Welcome to Russia - Immigration - Our welcome to Russia was more of an anti-welcome. After just visiting Scandinavia where natural beauty and friendly faces reigned, the contrast was stark. When I went ashore in Scandinavia, I could go directly into the countries. For Russia, I needed...

I went to Norway because my mother was born there, and I wanted to learn about my heritage. I did learn about my heritage, but I learned so much more from the wisdom of Scandinavia. Here are samples from this smorgasbord of wisdom. 1. Keep the...

The first time I tried online dating, I lasted less than 24 hours. I was so overwhelmed by the matches that I cancelled. One week later, I resurrected my courage and tried again. Never one to do half measures, I signed up for three sites! Matches,...

The rabbit hole—the dark cavern of fear where I plunge when fear grips me. It’s often been my default when stress hits. This year when I got a tax bill for over $31,000, I fell right in the hole! I thought my life and dreams were...

It all started a few weeks ago. First, a student threw a toy metal car, which hit me in the right temple and gave me a sprained neck and concussion. It was heavy, so it was like being hit in the head with a brick....

On my recent cruise to the Panama Canal, I learned a lot about the canal and other countries I visited, but mostly I learned about God. After spending many days at sea, I came to see the vast and mighty ocean as a representative of...

Over a year ago, a wise mentor told me to increase the amount that I give to various organizations that I support. I felt afraid to increase, because I feared that I would not have enough money. I accepted the challenge and soon learned the...

Unity—How do we get it in our country, and how do we get it in our world filled with division? After traveling to 16 countries last year, I believe that creating unity is critical and urgent. After being in many ports of call and seeing...