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500 Days Sober

What started as a New Year’s Resolution to go sober for January 2017 has lasted far longer than I ever expected, and today, May 15th, 2018 marks 500 days sober. Why did I stop drinking? As I’ve said before, I have never been a big drinker, but it started creeping into my daily life in a way I didn’t plan and…   …read the rest.

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Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin is an author who writes about human behaviour. You might have heard of her book The Happiness Project that was published in 2009 and became a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Her most recent book is called The Four Tendencies and is about human behaviour. In her own words about the book: “During my multi-book investigation into human…   …read the rest.


Dear Bougie: Part One

I’ve been collecting videos, articles and ideas to post while we’re both touring like mad and not able to keep our Skype dates on the regular. Also, I think it’ll be fun to revisit these posts at the end of the year, and recall what I was reading and watching each month. In any case, there’s a lot in this post, so I’ll…   …read the rest.


I Floated

And now it’s all I want to talk about. It happened on Monday in the late afternoon after a great weekend at home and after a brief period of self-induced anxiety. I’m not sure where the anxiety came from: I have been running regularly and eating well and getting enough sleep. My work is under control and my home life is happy….   …read the rest.


Morocco Part 4: Todra Gorge to Fes

We rammed a lot into 3 or 4 days. Two massive driving days back to back from the Sahara Desert to the Todra Gorge being one of the crazier days. And then leaving Todra Gorge, we made our long and windy – and climb-y way to Fes. By the time we left the desert I was feeling acclimatized to my…   …read the rest.


My Morning Routine

I posed this question to my friends and family recently and told them I would share my morning routine with them too.  It’s July 12, 2017 and this is how my mornings at home generally go: ★ What is your morning routine? I wake up first with Brian’s alarm at 4:45am. I try to go back to sleep until 7 or 8am…   …read the rest.

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Watching TV & Quitting Netflix

I may be nailing the final nail in my antisocial crate, but the benefits I’m feeling far outweigh the drawbacks so I’m gonna preach. I quit Netflix. Enter Kerri into 2017, the year I experimented eliminating everything from my life. What lead to me quitting Netflix: – Reading Marie Kondo’s book about getting rid of things that don’t spark joy. -…   …read the rest.


100 Days Sober: April 10, 2017

What started as Sober January has lasted for months and today, Monday April 10th, 2017 marks 100 days sober. (*Please scroll to the bottom of the page for a clarifying footnote on the word “sober”) Why did I stop drinking? I have never been a big drinker, but over the years, my job and lifestyle brought wine, beer and scotch into my daily life…   …read the rest.


What I’m Listening To and Reading Right Now

MUSIC:  LISTENING TO AND LOVING: LUCIUS: Wildewoman This is playing on repeat this weekend. Go buy it and tell me what you think. PODCAST:  LISTENING TO AND LOVING THE TIM FERRISS PODCAST, and specifically this episode: #232 Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Controlling Stress, Nutrition Upgrades and Improved Health LISTEN HERE READING:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK: BIRD BY BIRD by ANNE LAMOTT…   …read the rest.

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In the Rearview Mirror: 2016

January 2016 I remember starting the year sober tromping through fresh snow in St. John’s. I hadn’t been altogether healthy for a long time leading into January, but I have a long held tradition of staying dead-sober for the first day of the new year.  I like to ring in January 1st with a clear head and go traipsing around the city…   …read the rest.

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