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What if the critics are right?

All dreamers talk about critics. We complain about how they bring us down. We complain about how they just don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s easy to come to the conclusion that they are speaking out of fear, or jealousy, or lack of knowledge. But what if they are right? What if we are […]

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From human rights lawyer to travel blogger: How Cuba changed my life

I frequently talk about living your life on your own terms in this blog. I am a firm believer that we have one life to live, and it’s up to us to make it good. I also understand the pull of society – all those societal expectations can be difficult to buck, and it’s rarely […]

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The currency of life

This post was written by the writer of the (now defunct) site, Perrys’ in Wonderland. I first read it back in 2008 and it has stayed with me ever since. Throughout the years, I have often gone back to reread these words and remind myself how important it is that we choose wisely. We only […]

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Have you chosen your life? Or has your life chosen you?

Sorry guys,” I apologized as I handed my sons a bag of potato chips and a can of ranch dip.  “This is all I have for breakfast.”  Their eyes lit up, not quite believing that their mother, the one who worships all things good and natural and organic, would hand them a bag of chips […]

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3 Steps to overcome fear and live the life of your dreams

Fear. It’s enough to stop us in our tracks. And kill dreams, unfortunately. What dream do you have? You know that dream you’ve stashed into the deepest recesses of your brain? The one you keep hidden because it scares the pants off you? Yeah, that one. I want you to pull it out, blow away […]

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Creating my Own Dream Design

Today’s guest post comes from Justin Harmon, who runs the blog Unplugged Recreated. He decided to break out of the matrix and learn a new way to live in the world. It is logical, it makes sense, it’s scientific, it’s spiritual, and it is fun. I’ve done a lot of things in my life I’m […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Face your Fear

I’ve talked about fear a lot on this blog – and with good reason. Perhaps the biggest thing standing between you and your dreams is fear. It’s important to realize that fear is just a feeling and can be worked on. It will take an enormous amount of strength within to fight it off, but […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Stop making excuses

If you want to achieve your dream, you will need to stop making excuses and start marching. Excuses are your worst enemy. It’s easy to sit around, blaming others or your circumstances. It’s easy to wallow in that pity party, thinking that “they” are preventing you from living your dream life. But really – will […]

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Can we all really follow our dreams?

I logged on to Facebook this morning and found this status by a friend: Some other friends responded back with it being the power of positive thinking and how it’s worth it in the end to follow your dream. Hanna came back with this: And she’s absolutely right. If every single one of us chucked […]

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Whose dream are we chasing?

It’s hard to find a balance in a family. Where does one person’s wants or needs end and another’s begin? How much should we, as parents, revolve our lives around our children’s desires and when should we pursue our own passions? There are no easy answers, for sure. My friend, Melissa Banigan, who blogs at […]

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When life hands you lemonade

Know how sometimes you need to grab life by the horns, dig down deep and work with everything in you to steer that baby where you want it to go? And other times you sit back and ride the current, allowing life to take you where it will? That sums up my life. I’ve shared […]

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Are you steering toward yesterday’s dreams?

You’ve been steering your ship toward your dream for ages. It’s hard work, but you’re determined to make it happen. The dream is too important to abandon; you’ve dedicated years of your life to making it come true. I applaud you for your dedication! It is hard work to make a dream come true. It […]

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I think I’ve discovered the key to long-term happiness. Yes, indeedy, I have.

“How did you keep going?” That’s one of the most common questions we get after Why did you ride your bikes from Alaska to Argentina? And How? And How did you keep the kids motivated? Indeed – how did we keep going? I’ve been wanting to write a post on this for ages but, truth […]

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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Michael Korda You all know how I feel about THE BOX. The box society puts us in and that we grow up believing we need to live in. The box that places certain constraints and expectations upon our lives. It’s up to us […]

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FINALLY (doing what you’ve asked me to do)

OK, so I typically share lessons we learned on the road in my blog, but today is a bit different. Today I want to share something with you that’s been roaming around in this head of mine for a while. We’re quickly coming up on our one year anniversary of reaching Ushuaia. One year ago […]

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Enjoy the here and now. It’s a conscious decision.

I first met Amy and Mike, who blog at Worldschool Adventures, back in June in Vancouver where we were all attending the TBEX conference for travel bloggers. I had just spent many years on the road and was thrilled to be in one place for a change; they were giddy with excitement about their upcoming […]

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