Posts Categorized: Life

Picking huckleberries in #Canada #tobytravels

Picking huckleberries in Canada is one of life’s profound joys. But I get ahead of myself. Mike has been restless and prowling like a caged tiger since we arrived, dying to go fishing and exploring even as I dig deeper into the quiet: into resting, reading, writing, and gazing out at the water, hoping for… Read more »

#Traveling to Canada from Maui #tobytravels

We are traveling to Prince Rupert, Canada, to house swap with a family there, and thinking to be as direct as possible, we took a red eye on Air Canada from Maui to Vancouver. I was grateful for two things: 1) I didn’t faint. I’ve had a situation develop in the last few years where… Read more »

Five reasons procrastination is a valid coping strategy

Five reasons procrastination is a valid coping strategy took form in my thoughts as my co-authoring partner, Emily Kimelman,  and I deferred, for the third time, a difficult task we needed tackle involving coordinating a day-by-day timeline of the plot of our series of romance thrillers.   Just typing that sentence was a total buzzkill…. Read more »

Insights from a wellness retreat

Insights from my recent wellness retreat were hard won, but worthwhile, so I thought I’d share for those who may be looking for a health solution that’s a little “outside the box.” Some of you may know that I’ve struggled for years with an increasingly over-reactive immune system, experiencing frequent rashes, sneezing and allergies, respiratory… Read more »

Bethany Hamilton surfs like a girl, moms like a woman

There was six-foot surf goddess in my bedroom! Bethany Hamilton surfs like a girl, but moms like a woman. Last week Bethany arrived on Maui with her hunky husband Adam, baby Tobias, father Tom, and filmmaker Aaron Lieber, to capture footage for her upcoming film, Surfs Like a Girl. Hiding out from media, they stealthed it… Read more »