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alisa and family

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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worldschool family

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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cycling in Peru Andes

You get to decide how you’ll live today; take advantage of it

What would you do today if you knew tomorrow wouldn’t come? Would you live your life differently? Talk more with loved ones? Go outside and feast on the wondrous sights around you? Live today to the fullest and enjoy each moment? OK, I know what you’re thinking. I wouldn’t wash the dishes or take out […]

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market in Central America

Raising kids in a fear-based society

It was 11:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. John and I were working at our computers in an otherwise empty room. The curtains were wide open, allowing the living room lights to penetrate freely into the darkness outside. And then there was a knock on the door. John opened the door and I heard, from […]

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How I changed motherhood

Once upon a time I thought my adventuring days were over the moment Mr. Sperm met Ms. Egg. How wrong I was… Adventure is a funny thing. The dictionary defines the word as “a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome,” – certainly not something one would do with kids. Yes – with […]

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life begins at end of comfort zone

Let Your Kids Dream

Kids are more capable than we give them credit for.  That’s the way it is. I am continually amazed at how little we, in today’s society , expect of our children.  It wasn’t all that long ago that children were expected to pull their weight around the family farm – and they were more than […]

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