Category Archives: Travel

Look For The Good and You Will Find It

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~Fred Roers For those of you who don’t … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Mayans – The Road Less Traveled Part 2

We recently took a trip through the Yucatan Peninsula on a Mayan Ruin adventure for our son Charlie’s 21st birthday! We traveled the road less traveled, driving all over the Yucatan in a little rental car. First we saw three … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled – Part 1

Dear Zen Mama Readers, I’ve been a little absent lately…teaching, traveling and going to Lacrosse games! I was recently inspired during an amazing trip. My next few posts will reflect this! Hope you’ve been well! As you may know, we … Continue reading

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5 Ways I Found Balance In Thailand

“What is the intelligent way? Let me tell you how Buddha explained it, doing and non doing…balance is the key.” ~Swami Rajneesh Happy 2013! I just spent two weeks with my family in Thailand… an amazing place! We try to … Continue reading

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My Digital-Free Vacation

“Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place.” ~Lao Tzu Having a digital break in this society is almost impossible. With smart phones and wifi everywhere, how can you get away? I recently read Zeenat’s post at Positive Provocations, “Taking … Continue reading

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Sundays In My State ~ Colorado

I am so lucky! I get to live where other people come to vacation. Just like Unknown Mami, who sponsors the link below, I love sharing my photos of my city and my state. And if you want to see … Continue reading

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Summertime Camping In Beautiful Colorado

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” — Thich Nhat Hanh I’m so grateful to live in Colorado. I’m a transplant from Chicago. I’ve never stopped appreciating the beautiful Western … Continue reading

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7 Perfect Souvenirs to Bring Home From A Trip

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” ~Seneca We’re home from our trip now. Like most travelers, we’ve bought some souvenirs. In French “souvenir” means to remember. We’ll remember our trip by some earrings I bought, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Recommendations That Everyone Will Love!

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” ~Jorge Luis Borges I love to read. For me it’s like a form of meditation, clearing my head. You can find yourself in a book. Each one is … Continue reading

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Introducing Zen Mama Travels

Bike path, Dillon Colorado “How can you do it?” “Our kids have trouble making a one hour trip into the mountains.” “We wouldn’t want them with us anyway.” “My boys would never go in an art museum.” “My kids can’t … Continue reading

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