Chihuly at Biltmore

If you ever have the chance to go see a Chihuly glass art installation, go. Chihuly’s work is fascinating – from the way it’s created to the way…

The Gardens at Biltmore Estate

I’d like to take you along with me on a photographic tour of the gardens at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Imagine if you will a warm spring…

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

Many years ago, a young man visited the Asheville, NC mountains and loved it so much that he started buying up large pieces of land in the area….

Midfield Lavender Farm Bulls Gap, TN

The Midfield Lavender Farm in Bulls Gap, TN is somewhere that I didn’t even know existed until I saw an article about them in the Farm Bureau magazine….

Reframing Our Fear of Failure

We often view failure as an end to our process, as a point to give up and stop trying at all, but when we fail, it’s more often…

Become More Resilient to Change

I recently read a book called “Daughter of the Moon Goddess” by Sue Lynn Tan. What I liked most about the main character, Xingyin, is that she always…

White Water Rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center

I realized on this trip, that I’ve been saying the word Nantahala completely wrong. It’s pronounced NAN (as in my Nana), TAH (as in ta-da), HA (as in…

Easy Waterfalls near Franklin, NC

There are seven easy waterfalls near Franklin, NC, that almost anyone can visit. All of them are a short walk from the parking area, and are easy, or…

Little Stony Falls in Dungannon, VA

We took advantage of a warm day recently and headed up to see Little Stony Falls in Dungannon, VA. The waterfall is actually part of a larger hike…

Give Yourself Permission to Fail

It doesn’t feel so good to fail at something, especially when you pour your heart into it. That’s why, when we do fail, we often stick our head…