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Topic: Travel

Nine Messy Experiences That Opened My Heart And Mind

For this blog, I’ve promised to help you uncover more joy in your life, but I’ve also promised to be real with you. To be real means looking at the messy pieces of our lives that are a natural part of being a human being, then choosing the path to joy through the mess. As I sit down at my computer this week, I can’t think of anything else but…

How I’m Doing Now That We’re Back From A World-Rocking Trip To India

Wow, India. What a freaking smack-me-in-the-face change-my-life experience. I am not sure yet why I was meant to go on that trip, but it has impacted me greatly. My heart is broken for the so many people of India that live in poverty and also for our planet that is incredibly polluted. I truly have never seen so much poverty and pollution in my life as I did in…

Looking For The Light In Mumbai

I didn’t take pictures once we officially entered the slum. I could barely step one foot in front of the other. I volunteered in the slums of Salvador, Brazil, for 13 weeks after college. The favelas, as they were called, ran out of space for dwelling so inhabitants started building “homes” on stilts in the water (called palafitas). I visited the tiny rural village in Talanga, Honduras, where my brother Tyler…

India, Here I Come! How A Life-Changing Trip Transpired

India has always been a country of intrigue for me. It’s one of my favorite cuisines (I seek it out whenever I travel to big cities) and it’s the birthplace of yoga, a critical part of my physical and spiritual life. It’s one of my bucket list destinations. But with at least a 25-hour flight and two little boys at home, I haven’t imagined it in my near future. Life…