Intuition And Travel Plans

I talk a lot about intuition and how it plays such a powerful role in the way I live my life. I’ve always been a person ruled by feeling, and emotion, and most of my decisions are made by gut instincts vs logical reasoning. If something doesn’t feel right to me it’s almost as if…
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Take A Little Time

We rush to meet deadlines, to make it on time to school and work. We rush through meals so we can get on to our next activity. Conversations with loved ones are hurried along or simply forgotten to be had because we “can’t find the time”. It’s a constant search for the next best thing…
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Reflections On 6 Months Living and Traveling Abroad

It’s officially been six months since I boarded the plane in Chicago’s O’hare Airport to Melbourne, Australia. A mixture of disbelief (that it’s gone so fast) and restlessness (where to next) rush about when I take a second to really let that sink in. As much courage as it initially took to make my journey…
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More Professions Of Love To The Ocean

It’s colder out today. I’m reminded of how calm I feel sitting next to the ocean and watch as the waves crash a little more intensely than usual. The beach is empty of those who only come for the sun—today is grey. Some might call it glum but I’m feeling content and in tune. I…
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Trading Love For Solitude

This post originally appeared on elephant journal. “The hard part, the place where we hope wisdom will find us, is in deciding where and when we must break a promise to be true to ourselves.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer The quote, an excerpt from the book, The Invitation, rang bells of truth throughout me. I’d…
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On Being A Traveling Introvert

The fact that I spent Christmas evening cozily and contently curled up on my couch with my journal and a book appreciating the beauty of the rainfall outside instead of trying to find solace in one of the many orphan (as in not from the country) Christmas parties around Sydney may have been confirmation in…
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On The Uncertainties Of Living Abroad

I’d spent the better half of my afternoon wandering the Bondi Beach area visiting some of my favorite cafes. Despite my efforts the three soy lattes I downed did nothing to cure the low buzzing energy I had coursing through me. Instead they  left me feeling nauseous and with the anxiety I so often am…
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A Challenge To Listen To Your Heart

Originally posted on The Beauty Bean Take a moment to sit back, relax, and envision your perfect day. Are you all alone, with friends, or maybe a lover? Is the setting a serene ocean scenery or in the heart of a bustling city? What kind of things are you doing—writing poetry, working in your home…
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