February Guest Blogger: Clare Malcolm Travel is change; change can trigger. Change and mental health work at cross purposes to each other. Change of any sort can be symptom-inducing and a trigger for the worst aspects of mental health issues. Ironically, travel is in its every essence change. Change of place, change of environment, change… Continue reading Travel is Change
In Lake Geneva Hike (Part I), I told you about my hesitation and anxiety of doing this hike and that it all went away as we started walking. I had nothing to worry about, and nature is always a great reminder of that. It seems to be a great anti-depressant and anti-anxiety med. I couldn't… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike: Overview & Tips
The second half of our journey was a little bit tougher than the first because we were quite tired. As I mentioned in my last post, we stopped for ice cream in Williams Bay, WI which, of course, perked us up a bit. We went to Frosty Moose, which had a large selection of flavors… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike (Part II)
As I mentioned in my previous post, Charlotte, Jen, and I hiked around Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. When the idea to do it came up, I was pumped because I knew it would be such a fun adventure. However, later, I did have my doubts when my anxiety crept in a bit asking, "What if… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike (Part I)
I have so much to tell you about our 26-mile hike around Lake Geneva including some tips for such a long hike and this specific route! It's going to take me a bit longer to write those posts, so I thought I'd skip that day for now. After spending a few days in Chicago (and… Continue reading Local Fun: iFLY & Sugary Treats
Charlotte is now in town! She arrived on Thursday which was also my 21st birthday! We went to see the Clairvoyants at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles that night! Surprisingly, I didn't drink and haven't yet. The only alcohol I've been downing is the kind in cold medicine, unfortunately, lol. I had to get… Continue reading Cubs Won! What a surprise…
On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle
Happy National Siblings Day! For those of you who have read my blog in the past, you may have noticed that I mention my "sister" at times, Charlotte, who I visited in England last year. For those of you who know me personally, you know I don't have any siblings but that Charlotte and I… Continue reading Happy National Siblings Day!
Name: Robert Instagram: shootwithrobert | # of followers: 19.5K Robert's Instagram shows many of the places on my bucket list that I'd like to visit in Oregon. His attention to detail and lighting, both natural and Photoshopped, are phenomenal. A lot of his photos are taken in Forest Park in Oregon, and each one looks dreamy;… Continue reading Robert: So much Oregon!
Name: Nicolas Lehane Instagram: nicolas_lehane_photography | # of followers: 3,679 Nicolas has a variety of nature, landscape, and seascape photos. You can see photos taken in various seasons; he has a nice selection of some beautiful trees covered in snow such as the one shown below! The occasional architectural photo can be seen on his page… Continue reading Belgian Photographer: Nicolas Lehane