travel

Traveling Alone: Experience & Tips

When people hear that I have been traveling since January, their first question is some variation of: “Have you been traveling alone this whole time?!” The answer is yes and no. Yes, in the sense that I did not depart with a travel companion, such as a spouse, partner, friend, or family member, who has accompanied me to all the…

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Thai Island Paradise Retreat: Koh Mak

I am hesitant to write this blog in fear of tarnishing the tranquil perfection that is the Thai island of Koh Mak during the low season.Intermittent torrential downpours and cloudy days failed to discourage me and my two friends from enjoying the plentiful near-empty beaches, swim spots, and jungle treks available to us. It truly felt like our own private…

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Chanthaburi, Thailand Fruit and Adventure Retreats

I debated back and forth whether I wanted to go to Grant Campbell’s Thailand Fruit and Adventure retreats. After my spiritual experiences in India, raw vegan retreats seemed trivial. I felt I needed to spend time in Nepal in a Buddhist monastery or at a vipassana meditation retreat. I was in super serious spiritual mode. As chance would have it,…

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Places Not To Go: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

After a splendid couple of weeks spent in the beautiful Thai island Koh Mak, my friend Ale and I decided to go to Cambodia for a visa run. Instead of illegally crossing and recrossing the border in a day with a small bribe, we planned to stay in Siem Reap a couple nights to see Angkor Wat and visit Cambodia…

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Health, Health Education, Self-Care

9 Keys to Wellness

I’ve remembered the keys to feeling really truly deeply good. My personal recipe for success 🙂 Meditation. Every morning first thing. This is nonnegotiable. I enjoy guided meditation and have found my visualization and clairvoyance really open up since I began using Jai Release last October. The humming meditation helps clear away any energetic residue from dream time or the…

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Health, Self-Care

Two Types of Massage

Yesterday I received a massage that moved a massive amount of energy. Ever received one like that?  When I receive bodywork, I notice the distinction between bodywork only and bodywork combined with energy healing. There is a difference, and to my sensitive nature, it is huge! When the therapist is giving bodywork only, the massage tends to feel good. It’s…

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Recipe, Special Diet

Chunky Coconut Curry

This may be the best thing I’ve ever made… Before mushing it all together: After mushing it all together: Since I sold and stored everything that didn’t fit in my backpack and traveled to southeast Asia, I have really missed playing in the kitchen! It is definitely a fulfilling creative outlet for me and a way that I show myself…

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Special Diet, Spiritual Journey

Transforming Thoughts Into Things

I was starting to get sketched out around noon. Low blood sugar. Morning went well with meditation, yoga, and spirited walking in the jungle.  I experienced sharp pangs of self-doubt and fear, as I finished up my last IIN Health Coaching module. I just saw barriers to success in helping people and establishing the financial freedom to live comfortably. I…

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