Loving this sweet friend of mine.  She is a constant encourager, lover of the everyday and teaching us all to love life and live in the moments in between.  Alison lives on the other side of the world and we can’t wait to have our Arkansas gal back on the mainland.  In the mean time, we are living vicariously through her adventure, envious of her morning coffee view and relishing in the lessons she is learning in the far off lands.  No, really, she lives an adventure…a lesson we could all learn from!

I’m learning so much from her lately and I hear her voice in my head when I look at the orange glow of leaves, wonder if I should make coffee at home or go to a local shop, and determine my next fatal weekend Bucket List…I give you, The Alison Chino!!!

  • What have you OVERCOME?    Dear goodness, so many to
    choose from. Depression, Really Bad Self Esteem, Other Peoples’ Expectations.
    Um, all of these things are works in progress still but I have moments of
  • What was your turning point?
  • for Depression: Calling it what
    it is. Saying it out loud and then being willing to give myself grace for the
    seasons that it knocks me off of my feet.

    for Really Bad Self Esteem: Listening to Brene Brown talk about how destructive shame is
    and choosing to believe I can live whole-heartedly.

  • 5 word life mantra
    Be Grateful. Every. Single.
  • Quote you live by
    see above! and instead of reading a quote, please go watch the Brene Brown talk linked above, such a good 26 minutes!

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