Traveling and My Thoughts on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Traveling is an awesome thing to experience, but maybe not so much when there’s a worldwide pandemic going on.

As much as I want to keep traveling around, I am doing my part as a law abiding citizen to stay put until told it’s ok to travel again.

I had been doing a lot of traveling in my Jeep since the beginning of February and just cut my trip in half towards Nova Scotia earlier this week due to many travel restrictions and quarantine procedures that were put into effect on March 16th. I ended up getting as far as…read more

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Appreciating Social Media Apps For What They Are

For the last couple of years, I removed myself from social media. I solely blamed social media apps on the corruption of people. However, I was wrong.

Social media apps were designed to be tools used for communication, entertainment and business, not for destroying our self worth and well being. To use the tools of social media in a destructive way is like taking a hammer and hammering down our own hand, instead of hammering down the nails that are required to build something awesome.

To use the tools of social media in a constructive way is to first…Read more

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A Few Thoughts on Solo Traveling

I used to be afraid of traveling alone. I didn’t want to be seen as a loner and just the thought of having to explore on my own just seemed boring and very scary. Boy was I wrong.

Solo traveling makes me feel empowered and free. I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. I also learn to become more independent, get comfortable with being uncomfortable and develop courage along the way. To me, that’s next level badassery.

I admire people who do things on their own, especially women. I give high fives whenever I see…Read more.

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Mastering Your Own Mind

Meditate. Meditate. Meditate. Get into your own mind.

When I first started to meditate, I absolutely hated it. Sometime last year, I downloaded the Headspace app and got myself all pumped up about it. Within 30 seconds of starting, I was already impatient, frustrated, bored and annoyed; I just could NOT sit still. 1 minute seemed like an eternity. But as I started to work my way up from 30 seconds to 30 minutes, I was able to grasp the concept of meditation and take notice of the huge benefits I had gained from it every time.

Thinking back to when I first started meditating reminds me of one of my favorite movies growing up, Kindergarten Cop, that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Kimble….Read more.

 

 

Why Do They Hurt?: The Evolution of Breakups

Breakups hurt. Breakups suck. But you know what, we learn a great deal from them.

We evolve.

I’ve been through many breakups in my life. Not only were these breakups romantic breakups, but they involved jobs, family, friends, living situations, the ego, etc. Without them, I wouldn’t have become…Read more.