Dear Brain Pickers: I’m Flattered, But No

Dear Brain Pickers: I’m Flattered, But No

Brain picker–are you one? Throughout my career as a freelance writer and grant writer, I’ve been invited to coffee (which I typically end up paying for), or have been sent emails, by budding writers and entrepreneurs who want to know how I do what I do and...
Moving to Portugal: Resource Round-up

Moving to Portugal: Resource Round-up

If you’ve seen the video on my friend Andrew’s YouTube channel about my move to Portugal, and/or you’ve read my recent post: Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal? and you still have questions about how I did it, this resource round-up is for you. It seems many...
Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal?

Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal?

In my last post where I announced my move to Portugal, I also said that I would attempt to explain why I moved to Portugal (and why Portugal, specifically) in my next post. This is that post. So, why did I move to Portugal? Excellent question and one I have to step...
I’ve Got Big News to Share—I Moved to Portugal!

I’ve Got Big News to Share—I Moved to Portugal!

It’s been pretty quiet around these parts, so if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to, well… I moved to Portugal! Just over a month ago I packed up three suitcases, one dog, and my dear friend, Sophia (expert handler),...
Wandering and Wellness: Thoughts on Pattern Interruption

Wandering and Wellness: Thoughts on Pattern Interruption

We should take wandering outdoor walks, so that the mind might be nourished and refreshed by the open air and deep breathing. The quote (Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 17.8), above, is part of the daily meditation for June 21st from The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations...
The Job Security Myth—And Financial Independence For Everyone

The Job Security Myth—And Financial Independence For Everyone

I haven’t had a job in more than thirteen years, and I couldn’t be happier—or feel more secure. While people far and wide, from one end of the political spectrum to the other, worry about who will create jobs and whose fault it is that there are few choice...