“Art is something people can disagree about in a way that brings them together,” Pat Miller said. She should know. Miller has been working in community arts for 30 years and has brought lots of people and organizations together as community volunteer.Continue Reading →
Rush here, rush there. Most of us have no time for mistakes. My GPS said, “keep left, keep left.” And I believed it – and whizzed past the exit for Route 1 that would take me to Old Town Alexandria, VA near DC. Then I saw a sign – “National Harbor” – and wondered, does […]Continue Reading →
Bella DePaulo showcases recent media coverage of the growing phenomenon of solo- and single-hood in her most recent blog.Continue Reading →
For Julie Riedmiller, a solo from Denver, and a seasoned traveler, the answer is “yes.” Going to Machu Picchu and trekking the mountains of Peru inspired her to create a new life plan – study Spanish, become fluent, and return to South America for a year.Continue Reading →
Solo Elisa Young moved to rural southeast Ohio in the mid-1990s to help take care of her grandmother. She returned to live a sustainable life on a farm that had been in her family for seven generations and where she had spent her childhood summers. Little did she know then what her future would hold.Continue Reading →
A new professional field is taking shape. Having emerged about 15 years ago, it’s coaching – variously billed as executive, career, business, life, or personal coaching. The basic purpose is to help you realize your goals. Who coaches? And why? Flying High Solo interviewed two coaches to explore their practices.Continue Reading →
When you look up and see the sun flashing on a million pine needles creating diamonds in air, that is when you’re glad to be solo – to be wide-eyed, in awe without distraction.Continue Reading →
Cereal for dinner? No way. You deserve a lovely meal. Cooking for yourself has many advantages.
You can 1) eat what you really enjoy, without catering to other’s tastes, 2) save money, it’s cheaper than eating out or buying prepared foods,Continue Reading →
Sitting just off the shore in Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park has miles of sandy beach on the north side, with beach grasses, trees, and gentle waves lapping. A great place to walk, especially off season.Continue Reading →
Hiking solo offers wonderful opportunities for getting in touch with nature. At the same time, it’s often wise to take some precautions.
1) Hike on trails with at least five cars in the parking lot. Enough folks if you need someone, but not too many get in your way.
2) Test cell phone service, and/or bring a whistle.
3) Bring some water….
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