My Heart is in Boston

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It’s bizarre to me that last year at almost this exact time, I was pouring my heart out in a post called “The Day I Most Miss Being in Boston.” It was a love letter to my hometown, and since I was feeling particularly homesick, I really wished I could have teleported myself to the Boston Marathon starting line, to recreate the memories I’d had as a child. I’d like that teleporter again in 2014.

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Homesick, Party of Two

The sign of a good vacation? You cry when it’s over. (I guess that could be the sign of a really terrible vacation, too…but in my case, the tears were because I just wasn’t ready to come home. Neither was Lucas.) I’ve talked before about my family’s property in Maine — we’ve had it since [...]

“Unimaginable Disaster”

Two weeks ago, I was looking over one of the most beautiful cities I’d ever seen. Monterosso, Italy. One of the five towns that make up Cinque Terre. Two days ago, Lucas blogged about our amazing experience — eating at Vernazza and climbing hundreds of steps. 24 hours ago, I found out that Cinque Terre [...]

A Global Perspective

While I was away on my European adventure, I did not check my email. I did not make any phone calls. I did not tweet, post a Facebook status update or even log onto a computer (except for a few brief moments to book and confirm some last-minute transportation). I soaked up the culture, navigated [...]

My European Adventure

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What a few weeks I’ve had — including some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, blisters that put my half marathon training to shame, a few travel nightmares, creative use of hand gestures to make up for a lack of language and memories that I will hold very, very dear for the rest of [...]

Go On, Irene…

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I have a love-hate relationship with hurricanes. When I first moved to Florida in 2004, the storm season pretty much made my career in TV news. I was only in town for a few weeks when Charley, Frances and Jeanne nailed us, and I found myself thrown into the control room for 12-hour shifts. Fun [...]

Got My Fill of Philadelphia

A four hour flight delay will give you a lot of time for thinking. And drinking, but that’s neither here nor there. There are some amazing recaps of the 2011 Healthy Living Summit out there, and this won’t be another one. I committed to immersing myself in the networking, the seminars and the overall experience, [...]

My Summit Story

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It’s hard to believe that today, August 20, 2011, I’m speaking at the Healthy Living Summit. Because two years ago, I was just an attendee, happy to be in Boston and very happy to be hanging with my mom (who’s a blogger, by the way!) At the time, I’d just come back from an extended [...]

Crowdsource My Vacation

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(***Quick website update: I installed the LiveFyre comment system about 2 weeks ago. I loved the features, I loved the quick support, I loved the design and I especially loved the ability to tag friends and other bloggers in the comments. Because I consider my blog a bit of a sandbox — somewhere I can [...]