Author Archives: Laurie@DailyAdventureTales

Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Stanna and Arianna hiking in the distance on a mountain path
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Adventure Question: Are you typically a greeter or a passer? What types of co-adventurers have you crossed paths with lately? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Stana and Adrianna are co-workers who get together to have adventures! Stana originally encouraged Adrianna to join her in hiking, and while […]

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Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Stop and smell the lilacs

lilacs in bloom
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Adventure Question: What kinds of things do you do to get out of a blue mood? Whatever your answer, next time have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. One morning after days and days of blue funk, I was totally tempted to sit on my rear instead of going to aquafit class. […]

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Stop and smell the lilacs

It’s not your job to validate me!

Laurie looks to the heavens on a stormy day in the mountains
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Hey everyone, This post is very hard to write. When I first launched my Daily Adventure Blog (originally called Daily Adventure Log) it was exciting and I had the strong feeling from inside that this was the right path for me. After posting my first few adventures I got some comments and was surprised and […]

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It’s not your job to validate me!

I don’t need no stinkin’ chore list!

green rolling market bag filled with delicious groceries from Trader Joe's
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Adventure Challenge: What kinds of ways might you turn chores into opportunities for adventure? Whatever your answer, think about it, have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. I crashed my bike a few years ago and flew right out of my corporate career into early retirement. Dream come true in some ways […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

green lizard sunning on a grey boulder
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Adventure Question: Can you decide to be lucky? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to test it out and come back to tell the tale. Can one decide to be lucky and from that point of view, will lucky things happen? I tested out this question yesterday. I did my usual hike – lucky. But […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

What’s it like to be in the water?

fish gliding through rippling water
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Adventure Question: What types of things truly make you feel alive and exactly who you are? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure doing some of that and come back to tell the tale. Fish out of water vs. fish in the water? Which sounds more exciting and which more affirming? I’ve always been […]

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What’s it like to be in the water?

Hail No!

two old wooden chairs on a rustic deck
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Adventure Question: What kinds of things have given you comfort after a storm? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to do or find some of those things and come back to tell the tale. A few days ago my usual ramble through Descanso Gardens where I explore and find different writing nooks was spectacularly different. […]

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Hail No!

Technology is wonderful…

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Adventure Challenge: What happens when you unplug from technology for an hour or two? Whatever your answer, try have a mini-adventure to find out and come back to tell the tale. The other day I found a wonderful quiet writing spot awash with charm, the humming of bees, the trickling of brooks, the complete package, […]

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Finding Balance – The Zen of Bike Riding

Laurie riding by the LA River on bike path
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Adventure Question: What things lead to Zen moments in your life? Have you ever found strength and peace from a struggle? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure doing some of that and come back to tell the tale. Past Adventure post: This was one of my favorite posts from my sparkpeople.com blog, and […]

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Finding Balance – The Zen of Bike Riding

Happy Birthday new blog (and me)

Laurie by stack of prayer rocks she built on a fence while hiking
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Adventure Question: What types of things inspire you? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure to discover some of that and come back to tell the tale. Feb 26, 2013, a week or so before my birthday, I went on a hike pondering, as usual, what might be a good direction for me  to […]

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Happy Birthday new blog (and me)