Welcome to Gypsy Woman Cafe!

Thanks for stopping by! This is not your typical travel blog… and I suppose, I am not your typical traveler!  Join me at Gypsy Woman Cafe for a cup of adventure and a sip of wisdom.

In 2011 at the age of 40, I began what unfolded into a five year international escapade. Over those years I found myself in Germany, France, Austria, South Korea and Thailand. I made my way through leaps of faith, supported risks, creative work exchanges and teaching English.

I have been back in the US since Spring 2016, but I continue to explore ways to grow and nurture my gypsy spirit! In this blog I seek to share, uplift, inspire and nurture the gypsy in all of us.

I also aim to keep it real and offer some of my own challenges, opportunities and solutions along the way. In addition to travel, I also write about:

  • Natural Health & Healing
  • Spirituality &
  • Life’s Journey

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:

Travel Tips

At the age of 40, I took a leap, left the United States, and entered the big wide world of international travel.  This is something I always wanted to do and never dreamed I actually could. But I did… and you can too! Here are some TRAVEL TIPS to get you started!

House Sitting Escape

Travel the World with Helpx!

Save Money on Flights

Travel Tips for Freedom and Flexibility

TO VIEW MORE TRAVEL TIPS – go to CHOOSE A TOPIC! on the side menu. Scroll down and select Travel Tips.

Travel Stories

Perhaps roaming the globe is not quite your cup of tea, but you’d still like to come along for the ride. Perfect! It’s great to have you and I love sharing my TRAVEL STORIES.  Here are a few of my favorites:

The Adventure Continues

Day Trippin’

I Ate Cornbread in France

Meandering in Seoul

An Eternity to Learn German

Rainy Days in Graz

TO SEE MORE TRAVEL STORIES – go to CHOOSE A TOPIC! on the side menu. Scroll down and select Travel Stories.

A Sip of Wisdom

Years before I took the travel leap, and still today, I have had a hearty helping of personal challenges. Equally so, my cup runneth over with new experiences, lessons and tools to help me grow along the way. I love to share about them! I humbly offer A SIP OF WISDOM.

Some of my favorite topics include Spirituality and Natural Health & Well-being

Spiritual Practices
I have been a Reiki practitioner for over ten years. I am also an appreciative student of the following spiritual practices and organizations:  Yoga,
Art of Living, Soka Gakkai International. I have found all of these practices to offer concrete benefits that make a daily impact on the quality of my life.

Healthy Eating
Ten years ago I cut sugar and caffeine from my diet for health reasons and began an ongoing journey exploring the direct impact that food has on my health and well-being. Changing my diet has made a huge difference for me and could help you too.

Natural Health
More recently I have added Young Living Essential Oils to my repertoire. I am amazed at the numerous ways these oils can support natural health. From toxin-free laundry to support with stress-relief, it’s a joy to explore the infinite ways these quality oils support healthy living.

Join me as I explore these and related topics with a hearty serving of personal experience, humility and integrity offering ideas and resources to benefit your own life. Here is a good place to start:

Trust Reiki

Tips for “When the Going Gets Rough”

Life Without Sugar

Parting with Familiarity

Cultivating Happiness

6 Tips for Surfing Through Uncertainty

TO EXPLORE A SIP OF WISDOM – go to CHOOSE A TOPIC! on the side menu. Scroll down and select A Sip of Wisdom.

How Can I Be of Service?

Enough about me… what about you?  How can I be of service?

Reiki.  I am an experienced and dedicated Reiki practitioner with 15 years experience.  My “Reiki roots” are in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho system. Please visit my Reiki page to learn more about Reiki and treatment options.

Young Living Essential Oils.  Wow, I love these therapeutic quality oils!  From easing my mind, anxiety and tension to toxic free body and cleaning solutions, nothing beats this extensive system to support health naturally. I’d love to share it with you!  Visit my Young Living page to learn more!

My Personal Story

If you’d like to learn more about me, please click here to read my personal story.

Thanks for visiting!  It’s great to have you here!

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