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Just Simply Alice’s Adventures

Exploring some of Just Simply Alice’s actual life adventures with a focus on mindfulness.

Presently, Just Simply Alice’s key adventuring rules are: be observant, have timing, and most importantly, always have an exit strategy. Additionally, if there is no solid reason to say no (e.g. safety, morals), then say yes.

Adventures in India: Touring India

Adventures in India: Touring India

This is the second blog post in a four part series about my travels in India. This post will focus on my adventures touring India with my dude and m’lady. Click here for the first part of the series, ‘Adventures in India (1 of 4): Adjusting to Indian Culture’.

Adventures in India: Touring India

My dude and I arrived in the Delhi airport from Mumbai. We had plans to meet our third travel companion, m’lady, and continue our adventures touring India together.  ...READ MORE...

Adventures in India: Adjusting to Indian Culture

Adventures in India: Adjusting to Indian Culture

This is the first of four posts about my Adventures in India. This first post will focus on my experience with adjusting to Indian Culture.

Adventures in India: Adjusting to Indian Culture

In December 2016 I traveled around India for about 3 weeks with two of my close friends, my dude and m’lady.  The primary motivation for going to India was to attend our guy friend’s 4 day traditional Indian wedding. My friends and I also took this opportunity to travel to various parts of India.  ...READ MORE...

Nature Based Metaphors and My Life

Nature Based Metaphors and My Life

Through utilizing my ever growing collection of nature based metaphors, I will briefly reflect on my most recent camping road trip adventure.

Nature Based Metaphors and My Life

Nature based metaphors are a powerful tool to use when trying to understand the dynamics and behavior of something potentially intangible. Recently I turned off my cell phone for the weekend and escaped on a camping road trip around NE Washington. My ultimate goal focused on disconnection from the every day hustle. However, now reflecting back on my experience, I realize that I actually longed for a re-connection to nature. And, to highlight the complexity of my internal adventure, I will use nature based metaphors to explore my intense weekend journey. The nature based metaphor themes include: earth, water, wind, heart, and fire. ...READ MORE...

MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success

MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success

My Brother My Brother and Me (MBMBaM) is a weekly comedy/advice podcast by the McElroy brothers.  On March 18th, 2017 I wanted to do more than attend the Portland MBMBaM Live Show. Inspired by the amazing MBMBaM community the McElroy brothers have cultivated, I wanted to give back in a major way. And with only 2 weeks to plan, my seedling of an idea unexpectedly flourished into a bountiful success.

MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success

With help from The Sweet Baby Sisters, the Portland My Brother My Brother and Me (MBMBaM) community raised $869 for Portland Homeless Family Solutions, had a successful letter writing campaign, and spread those good good vibes. This blog is to capture my incredible experience with the MBMBaM Live Show, describe The Sweet Baby Sisters’ origin story, and highlight many lessons learned during my whirlwind of an adventure.  ...READ MORE...

Airport Adventure: ‘Don’t Forget About Me in 18F’

Airport Adventure: ‘Don’t Forget About Me in 18F’

An airport adventure story about mindfully making the most out of being delayed for 4+ hours in the JFK JetBlue terminal.

Just Simply Alice’s Airport Adventure

While being driven to the JFK airport, JetBlue sent me an update email. My already slightly delayed flight was now going to be delayed by a few hours. This new change in my travel itinerary meant that I was about to have my second cross country red eye flight in less than a week. And, of course, I had work the next morning. ...READ MORE...