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You can surmount any obstacle, but sometimes it's hard to know the right path. Read these stories to help you along on your journey.

Because I Can!

You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough.
~Adam Marshall

“What was I thinking? I must be some kind of fool!” I’m a fifty-three-year-old grandma crouched in an awkward position reminiscent of giving birth, perched before an open gate on a zip line platform high up in the hills above Maui’s northwest... (more)

Fighting Cancer with Attitude

When you treat a disease, first treat the mind.

~Chen Jen

On March 15, 2011, I sat in my living room with a few friends, celebrating my friend Sherry’s birthday. We had both recently turned forty-four. Eventually the conversation came around to an acquaintance of ours who was dying from a very aggressive form of breast cancer.... (more)

Listen to Your Mother

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

~George Eliot

I never met my second husband’s younger sister, Mae. She had broken with her older siblings more than a quarter of a century before, leaving only bitterness behind. Leonard... (more)

Why I Still Travel to the Wild

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.


Friends always ask why I, a middle-aged klutz with no athletic aptitude, travel to perilous places — the jungles of Thailand or Borneo or Papua New Guinea, for example, where the water is often unsafe and... (more)

Overcoming Shyness

Worry and fear never rob tomorrow of its sorrow, they only sap today of its joy.
 ~Leo Buscaglia

I was a shy kid. To me, people were complex, intimidating, unpredictable, and unknown. I didn’t even like to answer the telephone for fear I’d have to talk to somebody I didn’t know. I enjoyed the solitude of exploring the golden... (more)