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Enough Crying on Facebook. It’s Time to Get to Work.

I admit it. I have been wallowing in the echo chamber of my own Facebook feed since last week’s election results. The grief, anger, and shock has spread far beyond my friends in America—this level of disbelief knows no borders. Collectively, we’ve blazed through the first four stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, and depression—in record […]

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quotes about fear to make you braver

7 Smart Quotes About Fear That Will Make You Braver

Why are there so many famous quotes about fear out there? Because fear is a constant in our lives. From the time we struggle out of the womb until the time we crawl into bed for the last time, fear is always there, holding our hands — and holding us back. I’ve spent much of […]

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adventure life

The 5-Step Guide to Getting You Unstuck…

You want to see the world… You want to be in charge of your OWN life… Above all, you can’t stand the thought of doing the very same thing, in the very same place, with the very same people for the rest of your life… Get the 5 Steps to the Adventure of Your Life […]

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avoid risk like it's a scary banana

11 No-Fail Ways to Avoid Risk, Discomfort, and Uncertainty

If you’re like most people – if you want to avoid risk, if you never want to experience any discomfort (no matter how minor), and you want to always know exactly what’s coming around the bend… If all you want is a quiet life, a comfortable life, a marshmallow existence, where everything happens just like […]

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How to Use Fear to Steer in the Right Direction

Fear is there to keep you safe, right? You use fear to tell you when it’s time to run away and hide under a rock. Fear keeps you from jumping off a cliff to certain death. Sorry Fear, but you’re not always right. Sometimes, at the bottom of the cliff is a warm azure sea […]

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be more confident with small wins

How to Use Small Wins to Be More Confident

So you want to be more confident? Who doesn’t? But it’s pretty tough to be more confident when your dreams seem totally unreachable and you don’t feel like you’re getting any closer to them, isn’t it? If you are an adventurer – someone who takes risks in life – you probably ride a roller coaster […]

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Live Your Adventure Now, Don’t Wait for Tomorrow

It’s easy to think that our world is a place filled with madness, sorrow, and fear. The everyday violence of terror attacks — not to mention the wars that continue to rage in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Mexico, Somalia, Pakistan, Sudan and so many other places across the globe — are utterly beyond comprehension. It’s scary […]

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Sharing your dreams with friends and family can be one of the scariest things you ever do. Here's how to handle their most common (and annoying) reactions.

The Danger of Sharing Your Dreams

I’m a dreamer. I get big ideas all the time. Some of them fizzle before they’re even a spark. Others slowly take shape in my brain (and my heart) until they’re too big to ignore. At that point, I jump in with both feet, take that puffy dream and shape it into a plan. Then […]

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Syrian refugees, Syrian conflict, Syrian monuments, travel Syria

Feeling helpless to help the Syrian refugees

Sometimes we take our freedom to travel for granted. It’s so easy to do. When we’re planning a trip, we never have to stop and think, “Will our government let us leave?” We have never been barred from boarding a train or a bus in a foreign country because of our religion or our skin […]

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How To Find Yourself (and Make the Most out of Being Lost)

When you’re travelling, if you’re having any sort of adventure at all, you will get lost. It’s inevitable. It’s easy to get lost in life, too. Even if you’re a grown-up, one minute you can be wandering along blissfully through your life and suddenly you don’t have any idea how you got where you are. […]

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