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November 21, 2012

A Perfect Day in Lisbon

  The tropical rainstorm ensues and bugs the size of pets come inside for respite. Coconuts fall hard on the roof. My lungs contract with each humidity inflicted cough. I resist the overwhelming urge to scratch my many, many, many insect bites.   Sometimes, we need an escape from our escape.......

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Go Ahead and Smile

  Pick a flower and put it in your hair.   Run into the ocean with reckless abandon.   Dance like all that exists is you and the music that surrounds you. Let go and laugh. At everything. At nothing at all.   Open your heart and show the...


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How I Eat When Traveling

  It is no secret to those who know me, even slightly, that I love to eat. I can talk endlessly about each crunch, lick, and chew. Often to the annoyance of others.     Lunch swirls in my head when breakfast has only touched my tongue. No meal,...


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Letting Go

    Are there things you need to let go of?     Too many pairs of impractical shoes Clothing you haven’t worn since another decade or dress size Unusual condiments you used once that now simply clutter your fridge Relationships that make you feel bad more often than...


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Puerto Viejo House

The Way This Story Begins

Once upon a time I led an ordinary American life.   I worked three jobs yet always sought after more.     I lived in a beautiful apartment, filled with treasures I collected over the years, where I threw elaborate dinners, cocktail parties, and barbecues for the people I...


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About Me

Four years ago I decided to ditch the "American Dream" and create my own instead. Since then I've lived with my home on my back in over twenty countries, become a certified yoga teacher, and discovered the true meaning of happiness.

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