Don’t Be a Negative Nancy—Choose Your Words Wisely

Are there any “negative Nancy’s” in your life? You know, that person that complains about the wind being too windy or the traffic being too trafficky or the atrocious Starbuck’s order with 10 pumps of this and 2 squirts of that not tasting right. Maybe it’s your boss, maybe it’s your aunt that you only […]

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They say travel changes you (“they” say a lot of things), and in this instance, they’re right. Travel humbles you. It grounds you. It shows you how big the world is, and how small you (and your problems) are. I learned this valuable lesson on my excursion from Thailand to Cambodia. I was ready and […]

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Be Humble, Sit Down, and Let Travel Change You

You’re not a car…but you burnout like one. You’re like Paul Walker, hitting the nitrous button on your life to get that extra push through the finish line. But once you make it through that, there’s another one ahead, and now you’re out of N20 and scramming to figure out how to beat burnout and win […]

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How to Beat Burnout

Sometimes in our lives, we get into situations that don’t feel “right”. This could be a job, a relationship, a relocation, or even something related to oneself. We don’t recognize it at first, but when we do, it’s important that we know when to move on and how to make that decision; know when to […]

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Know When to Let Go—Use Your Heart, Not Your Mind

Confidence and courage are the two guiding factors in making potent and lasting change in our lives. Change, although feared by some people, is something that should be sought after every single day. Because if you’re not changing, you’re not growing. And if you’re not growing, you’re not living. Everything that is alive in our […]

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Confidence and Courage: Choosing to Change Your Life

Disconnected. Isolated. Unaccompanied. What comes to mind when reading these words? Do they trigger positive or negative thoughts? For most of us, it’s the latter. Often, there is a depressive connotation associated with being alone. In a world of 7,655,957,369 people who are always connected—if not in person, then by technology—the concept of being alone […]

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Being Okay with Being Alone: Lessons from Solo Travel

As the world shifts to an eco-friendlier climate, travelers are becoming more conscious of things they can do to give back while traveling. Starting a beach clean up abroad is one of the ways you can pay your dues to the country you’re traveling in, and respect Mother Earth. If you’re an ocean-lover like me, […]

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Starting a Beach Clean Up Abroad

Foreward: If you haven’t already, take a moment to read the first part of this blog, “Teaching in Thailand: Part 1”, which was written six months into me being a new ESL teacher. It highlights the things I learned about the role of the teacher, the ups and down of teaching, and the takeaway that […]

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Teaching in Thailand: Part 2

Foreward: This post was written six months into me being a new ESL teacher. Make sure to read “Teaching in Thailand: Part 2” to see the insight I gained after completing my one year contract. Teaching in Thailand Starting this post off with full honesty…I most definitely underestimated what teaching English as a foreign language […]

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Teaching in Thailand: Part 1