Author: WholeheartedMisadventures

Hi and welcome! I’m Katie and this is my story about learning to live more wholeheartedly with more joy, adventure, gratitude, and travel!

The Elephant in the Room – Why I Haven’t Written About Russia

The Elephant in the Room – Why I Haven’t Written About Russia

In September, I went to Russia for two weeks with a friend I didn’t know well.  The trip was originally scheduled for three weeks but I came back early; it’s difficult to travel in a country where you don’t know the language (it’s hard to make random friends) it’s even harder when you’re traveling with …

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Why you need packing cubes

Why you need packing cubes

I had never really heard of packing cubes before I started researching backpacking and minimalist travel and now I don’t think I’d travel without them…. here’s why: The goal for this trip was carry-on only luggage. I’ve got a large backpack (Osprey Porter 46) and a small messenger bag and that’s it. However, on the …

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Three More of My Wholehearted Practices

Three More of My Wholehearted Practices

Love and belonging are irreducible needs of men, women, and children. – Brene Brown If you haven’t read my post Three of My Wholehearted Daily Practices you may want to start there, this is the second part of this series. I fully believe wholehearted isn’t an achievement you unlock (I wish) but something that you …

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Minimalism – Capsule Wardrobe

Minimalism – Capsule Wardrobe

About two years ago I ran across an article talking about capsule wardrobes and minimalism. The premise was simple: a minimal number of pieces of clothing in your closet that can be worn interchangeably. The key points were they had to be things that fit and that you felt good in. I threw out 90% …

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Three of My Wholehearted Daily Practices

Three of My Wholehearted Daily Practices

-and a bit about wholeheartedness-   Wholehearted People …are people who are faced with the same circumstances as the rest of us, challenges and struggles, but make different choices in the moment… people who are living and loving with their whole heart.  – Brene Brown I first ran across the term wholehearted on a ski …

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