Risk Blossoming

A Different Way to Tour: Photography in Monument Valley

May 31, 2019

I have always had more than a passing interest in photography but I have never mastered the nuances of today’s digital cameras. In college, I majored in Mass Communications and was the photo editor of my university’s student newspaper. Back then the process was: point, focus and shoot. Then rush back to the newspaper office, […]

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Risk Blossoming – A Way of Life Part II

May 10, 2019

As we prepare to embark on our Risk Blossoming 2019 World Tour  (Tim leaves in less than a week with BAM!) we can’t help but feel grateful for the adventures that living a Risk Blossoming life has brought us. Even as we prep for the adventure – crossing items off our to-do list, double checking […]

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Risk Blossoming: Live the Life You Dream

May 3, 2019

Many people don’t realize that Risk Blossoming is more than just our blog, which is published to inspire others to create the life of their dreams. Did you know that Risk Blossoming also offers transformational personal brand and leadership coaching, delivers memorable keynote speeches, and leads an annual international mastermind “Wisdom Quest” for women? All […]

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Ed Mell: Living the Dream

April 12, 2019

We are inspired and drawn to people who live a risk blossoming life. A life in which they pursue their dreams and passions and ultimately live the life that they dream. At some point in our young adult lives, Deborah and I were drawn to the inspiring landscapes of Ed Mell. As we had the […]

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In Search of Dill and a Precarious Position

March 29, 2019

Recently, Deborah and I were talking about our Canada travel plans this year. Suddenly, we both burst out laughing about my experience at the Canadian border last summer when I set out on a simple errand in search of dill with no idea of the misstep I was about to make. Tim’s Story One afternoon […]

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Room With a View: Yosemite

March 15, 2019
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“You can’t always get what you want” – Keith Richards/Mick Jagger “You can always ask for what you want” – Tim Bateman Tim’s Story Recently, I made online reservations at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel at Yosemite National Park.  After filling in all the required information, there was a space for special requests. I simply wrote, […]

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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone to Risk Blossoming

March 8, 2019

There are many components to living a Risk Blossoming life. Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about “decluttering your life” and “planning.” This week, we share a recent event that validates the all-important foundation for a risk blossoming life: stepping out of your comfort zone. Tim’s Story I recently decided to step outside of […]

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Risk Blossoming Dream Plan Live

Dream. Plan. Live!

March 1, 2019

What is holding you back from making your next travel plans? Do you have plans for the next six-months, 12-months and even 18-months and two years? We have calendared targets in each of those time periods as well as an expanding bucket list to pick from even further out. Why, so far out, you may […]

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Rightsizing to Live the Life You Dream

February 22, 2019

Over the course of a lifetime, we all experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes—such as marriage, births, and new jobs—are generally positive. Other major life transitions—such as becoming empty nesters, moving, or retiring—can cause a significant amount of stress. Tim and Deborah’s transition into retirement and rightsizing is still in process, but […]

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A Goal without Planning Is Just a Wish

February 15, 2019

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling in our motor coach, BAM, is planning our Risk Blossoming trips and itineraries. This year, Tim spent a good part of November and December of 2018 arranging the coming summer of 2019. Here’s a little “behind-the-scenes” on where summer life in an RV gets started. Tim’s Perspective […]

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