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When life is just not moving forward and you’re feeling discouraged, these articles help you get back into the flow and create the change you desire.

 

When Nothing is Ever Good Enough for You

  Do you know that feeling of utter dissatisfaction? It's that feeling of... not good enough. I know that feeling oh so well, and I think it's an epidemic among travelers.   We've got this freedom to be anywhere, do anything, and yet... often it's still not good...

How to Free Yourself From the Past

  What do you play on repeat? What pattern do you continually enact? What script do you subscribe to? What stories do you let control you?     Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all play parts in stories that keeps us from living as freely as deep down we know we...

How to Heal Your Relationship With Money

  “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” —P.T. Barnum     Money. We desire it. We can’t get enough of it. We sell our souls for it. We demonize it. We’re afraid of it. We’re ashamed if we have too little of it, we’re ashamed if we think we want too...

The Key to Achieving Your Greatest Potential

  Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just not good enough? That no matter how hard you work, you never get as far as you’d like? That as big as your dreams are, you can’t seem to discipline yourself enough to achieve them?     Have you ever had that fear that if...

26 Simple Ways to Completely Change Your Life

    Make no mistake, selling everything that you own, traveling by yourself all over the world, and living by the beach in the lush tropical jungle will completely change your life.   How could it not?     Dramatic changes that flip your external world upside down...

How to Go Home After Traveling… Without Going Crazy

  Sometimes I wonder how I’ve had an easier time adjusting to living in the remote jungle, or eating unidentifiable street food in Asia, or navigating the hectic maze of Morocco, than I have simply coming home.   I wonder how the shock of what’s familiar, can sizzle...

24 Ways to Find Happiness, No Matter Where You Are

  Have you ever noticed how much easier life feels when you’re laying on a tropical beach? Or watching the sunset from a sailboat? Or sleeping in the mountains under the stars?   Have you ever noticed how there are places that instantly, magically, seem to pull you...

7 Steps to Achieving a Life of Freedom

  Freedom is a word we throw around in America as casually as a Frisbee. We place our hands over our hearts and bellow, “o’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.”   We discuss ideas like “freedom of speech” as soon as we learn to read and associate war...

10 Ways to Get Unstuck and Create Change NOW

  You know that terrible dream where you find yourself running from something and you try to scream but nothing comes out? Where defeat feels imminent and you're completely powerless against it?   Being “stuck” can feel a lot like that. No matter how much you may want...

Confessions of an Internet Addict

  I confess I'm addicted to Facebook Twitter, Instagram, and Email     I’m addicted to the comments and likes and how special they make me feel.     The first thing I see before bed and the first thing I see when I wake     is the list of status updates on my Facebook...

Less Stuff = More Happiness

  I woke this morning as sunlight spilled onto the horizon, blanketing the ocean with a pink glow. I woke to the sound of the waves inviting dedicated surfers to ride. I woke to the call of the birds and the howler monkeys. I put on my old, sandy stained shorts, hop...

20 (More) Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  This past January I found myself in a tough place. I felt anxious and disconnected from myself. I felt heartbroken and insecure. After struggling for months to adjust to the stimulation and crowds in Southeast Asia, I longed for the peace and calm of Costa Rica.    ...

20 Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  January is a time when many of us begin to re-evaluate our lives. Whether it’s the symbolic power of a new beginning or simply all of the talk of “resolutions” that inspires us, the start of a new year is a worthwhile time to ask “what kind of life do I really...

All You Have to Do is Ask

  I’ve never had an easy time asking for what I need.   Call it pride, stubbornness, or at best fierce independence, I’ve always adamantly believed that it is my sole responsibility to work for everything that I receive.     Perhaps it comes from being raised by a...

Become a Nomad in Five (Not So) Easy Steps

  I often receive emails from readers who are desperate to travel freely, but really have no idea how to make it happen.   The truth is, there is no easy or clear process in following the highly unconventional path of a nomad. There will be plenty of moments where you...

What Still Scares Me

  “You are so brave.” People often say after hearing stories from my recent travels.   “You have so much courage to do what you do.” They affirm when I discuss my life plans.   In fact many times I’ve been called fearless.   But friends, guess what? I get scared too....

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

  It's been exactly a week since I returned to my hometown of Seattle. These trips are often bittersweet.     I'm ecstatic to talk for hours with old friends, to see my family every day, to hear my name roll off my baby nephew's tongue. I'm thrilled to have clean...

What Do You Need “To Do”?

  I have always been someone who loves making lists.   Tracking the many tasks I need to complete crossing items off of the list with a feeling of satisfaction knowing what I have accomplished.     I remember making lists of projects to finish for clients errands to...

How to Transition Into Your “Real Life” After Travel

  Two weeks ago I returned to my hometown.   It is cold and rainy here.     I am living on my mother’s couch. In a suburb across a bridge from the city.   The nearest beach has pebbles for sand and swimming in the water will literally give you hypothermia. There is no...

Do You Have it All?

  Three days ago, I was mugged. For the second time in my life. For the first time traveling.   Don't worry, I am more than ok.    What I didn't expect was how attached I had become to my possessions.     How after leaving my home selling my car and trading in my...

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Get Unstuck

When life is just not moving forward and you’re feeling discouraged, these articles help you get back into the flow and create the change you desire.

When Nothing is Ever Good Enough for You

  Do you know that feeling of utter dissatisfaction? It's that feeling of... not good enough. I know that feeling oh so well, and I think it's an epidemic among travelers.   We've got this freedom to be anywhere, do anything, and yet... often it's still not good...

How to Free Yourself From the Past

  What do you play on repeat? What pattern do you continually enact? What script do you subscribe to? What stories do you let control you?     Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all play parts in stories that keeps us from living as freely as deep down we know we...

How to Heal Your Relationship With Money

  “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” —P.T. Barnum     Money. We desire it. We can’t get enough of it. We sell our souls for it. We demonize it. We’re afraid of it. We’re ashamed if we have too little of it, we’re ashamed if we think we want too...

The Key to Achieving Your Greatest Potential

  Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just not good enough? That no matter how hard you work, you never get as far as you’d like? That as big as your dreams are, you can’t seem to discipline yourself enough to achieve them?     Have you ever had that fear that if...

26 Simple Ways to Completely Change Your Life

    Make no mistake, selling everything that you own, traveling by yourself all over the world, and living by the beach in the lush tropical jungle will completely change your life.   How could it not?     Dramatic changes that flip your external world upside down...

How to Go Home After Traveling… Without Going Crazy

  Sometimes I wonder how I’ve had an easier time adjusting to living in the remote jungle, or eating unidentifiable street food in Asia, or navigating the hectic maze of Morocco, than I have simply coming home.   I wonder how the shock of what’s familiar, can sizzle...

24 Ways to Find Happiness, No Matter Where You Are

  Have you ever noticed how much easier life feels when you’re laying on a tropical beach? Or watching the sunset from a sailboat? Or sleeping in the mountains under the stars?   Have you ever noticed how there are places that instantly, magically, seem to pull you...

7 Steps to Achieving a Life of Freedom

  Freedom is a word we throw around in America as casually as a Frisbee. We place our hands over our hearts and bellow, “o’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.”   We discuss ideas like “freedom of speech” as soon as we learn to read and associate war...

10 Ways to Get Unstuck and Create Change NOW

  You know that terrible dream where you find yourself running from something and you try to scream but nothing comes out? Where defeat feels imminent and you're completely powerless against it?   Being “stuck” can feel a lot like that. No matter how much you may want...

How to Manifest Miracles to Create the Life of Your Dreams

  Often we think of miracles as dramatic events like the parting of the seas or people being resurrected from the dead. We think of miracles as divine interventions. Occurrences completely outside of our control, driven by a force far greater than ourselves.     But I...

How to Travel the World When You’ve Got Absolutely No Money 

  My all time favorite question to ask someone I’ve just met is “If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?”     The reason I love to ask this question, is that I believe it instantly reveals someone’s deepest desires. It reveals what they’d be doing...

How to Figure Out What the F&*K You Should Be Doing With Your Life 

  We’ve all been there.   Lost, confused, and mystified about what exactly we should be doing with our lives. We invest in expensive degrees, we search for better jobs, we read self help books, and we even read blog posts like this one, all in our quest towards...

Confessions of an Internet Addict

  I confess I'm addicted to Facebook Twitter, Instagram, and Email     I’m addicted to the comments and likes and how special they make me feel.     The first thing I see before bed and the first thing I see when I wake     is the list of status updates on my Facebook...

Less Stuff = More Happiness

  I woke this morning as sunlight spilled onto the horizon, blanketing the ocean with a pink glow. I woke to the sound of the waves inviting dedicated surfers to ride. I woke to the call of the birds and the howler monkeys. I put on my old, sandy stained shorts, hop...

20 (More) Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  This past January I found myself in a tough place. I felt anxious and disconnected from myself. I felt heartbroken and insecure. After struggling for months to adjust to the stimulation and crowds in Southeast Asia, I longed for the peace and calm of Costa Rica.    ...

20 Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  January is a time when many of us begin to re-evaluate our lives. Whether it’s the symbolic power of a new beginning or simply all of the talk of “resolutions” that inspires us, the start of a new year is a worthwhile time to ask “what kind of life do I really...

All You Have to Do is Ask

  I’ve never had an easy time asking for what I need.   Call it pride, stubbornness, or at best fierce independence, I’ve always adamantly believed that it is my sole responsibility to work for everything that I receive.     Perhaps it comes from being raised by a...

Become a Nomad in Five (Not So) Easy Steps

  I often receive emails from readers who are desperate to travel freely, but really have no idea how to make it happen.   The truth is, there is no easy or clear process in following the highly unconventional path of a nomad. There will be plenty of moments where you...

What Still Scares Me

  “You are so brave.” People often say after hearing stories from my recent travels.   “You have so much courage to do what you do.” They affirm when I discuss my life plans.   In fact many times I’ve been called fearless.   But friends, guess what? I get scared too....

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

  It's been exactly a week since I returned to my hometown of Seattle. These trips are often bittersweet.     I'm ecstatic to talk for hours with old friends, to see my family every day, to hear my name roll off my baby nephew's tongue. I'm thrilled to have clean...

What Do You Need “To Do”?

  I have always been someone who loves making lists.   Tracking the many tasks I need to complete crossing items off of the list with a feeling of satisfaction knowing what I have accomplished.     I remember making lists of projects to finish for clients errands to...

How to Transition Into Your “Real Life” After Travel

  Two weeks ago I returned to my hometown.   It is cold and rainy here.     I am living on my mother’s couch. In a suburb across a bridge from the city.   The nearest beach has pebbles for sand and swimming in the water will literally give you hypothermia. There is no...

Do You Have it All?

  Three days ago, I was mugged. For the second time in my life. For the first time traveling.   Don't worry, I am more than ok.    What I didn't expect was how attached I had become to my possessions.     How after leaving my home selling my car and trading in my...

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