In the fall of 2016, after deciding to leave my virtual editing job and remain unemployed for up to a year, I found myself looking at a huge amount of unscheduled time in front of me. To gauge my progress during this “Personal Sabbatical” of sorts, I created a personal compass. “Compass-Directed Moments” is a collection of stories that took place throughout the year, sharing moments in which I pushed my comfort zone ever so slightly to follow my compass.
>> Read the full ebook here.
(PDF | Pay What Feels Right)
For over a decade I suffered from IBS-D. My digestive health is now restored, but I went through several transformations along the way: changes in my perspective on the Western medical system, the role of food in our lives, as well as many other thought-shifts which ultimately resulted in habit changes that led to health improvement.
>> Read the full ebook here.
(PDF | Free)
From traditional to street food, this 46-page practical beginner’s guide to Korean food and restaurants will help you feel comfortable ordering and eating meals in South Korea.
It’s the guide I wish I’d had when I first moved there, loaded with the language, inside tips, and confidence that will help you enjoy memorable meals from day one.
>> Grab your own copy here.
(PDF | $12)
This mini-book zine walks you through the steps to making your own personal compass.
Simply print it off, make two cuts and fold (like this), and start using!
Self-permission Cards (Printable)
Sometimes it can help to give ourselves permission to do things which society taught us to be “bad” or “unproductive”—like failing or creating for fun.
This template of eight different cards will allow you to give yourself permission to create, explore, share, try, fail, be rejected, and to unapologetically be yourself.
Print it out and use the already-made cards, or use the blank template to come up with your own phrases!
Resources for Purchase
Handwritten Holiday Letters ($2+)
Each holiday season I create a handwritten holiday letter of some sort, which I mail out to family and friends. Whether you’re interested in learning more about me or want fresh ideas for your own creative holiday letter, I appreciate your support! The letters can be downloaded as PDFs, following the links below.
>> Here are my 2016 & 2017 letters, which come together as a pair.
These next two items are from my days teaching English in Korea. They’re lesson plans (including all resources—worksheets, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) for two summer/winter English camps:
“It’s a Small World” is an interactive elementary English camp for grades 3-6 where kids explore a new country each day (passports in hand, of course!), through various cultural activities and games.
“Royal Mystery” is a fun elementary English camp for grades 3-6 with a castle theme during the first week and a detective theme during the second week. I especially loved this camp because kids make a squash book (by folding paper), and add to it each day.