Good | Bad | Rad #30 – Even the Bad Wasn’t so Bad

The Oregon Zoo's new baby elephant, Lily

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Baby Elephant. The Oregon Zoo has a world-renown Asian elephant breeding program, although it’s not without controversy. At the end of November, the last member of the elephant tribe was born. This past weekend, I got to . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #29

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A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Book clubs. Yes, plural. I’m such a badass, I now belong to two book clubs. And, while we do fit the stereotype of being all women and consuming a fair amount of wine and chocolate at our . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #28

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A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Interviews. There’s nothing like being interviewed to help you look at things from a different perspective. Recently, I delved into some amazing questions from Rachel W. Cole. She’s a life coach and fierce advocate for women feeding . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #27 – Discoveries

A gorgeous sunset from the window in Shannon Wilkinson's office

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Inbox Zero. Don’t be silly, I didn’t keep up with inbox zero while I was sick, but the fact that I’ve been doing it for the last couple of weeks has made it oh-so-much-easier to catch up. . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #26 – Listening to Fog

St. Johns Bridge with Forest Park enshrouded in fog

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Small Town Living. Well, Portland can’t really be classified as a small town, but it sure feels like it. Today I ran into someone at the grocery store I’d been wanting to see. After stashing my groceries . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #25

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Floating. Still a big fan of the float! Had a glorious 90 minutes of sensory isolation; floating weightless in complete darkness. Each time I do it, it’s a little bit different, but always really wonderful. I let . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #24 – Heavy on the Good

Sweet Surprise from my Favorite Barista

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Celebrating. Sunday was the season premiere of Downton Abbey, and, the day before a friend’s birthday. We celebrated with a dinner party and episode viewing. In costume. It would have been a wonderful evening no matter what, . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #23 – Happy New Year

Gratitude Jar for 2013

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Creating Spaciousness. As I shared earlier this week, I loved how much spaciousness I created for myself on Tuesday while doing my first solo mountain climb. It was such a visceral experience of the importance of options . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #22 – The Holiday Edition

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A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Technology. Love how easy it is to connect with family and friends I wasn’t with over the holidays. I FaceTimed my niece in Germany, texted pictures to my sister of the gifts she sent, and called and . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #21 – darkness and light

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A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Solstice. There are lots of reasons to love winter solstice, but my favorite is it marks the beginning of longer days. More sunlight FTW!

Clear skies. We’ve been getting dumped on lately. But in between the rain . . . → keep reading