“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin “The alternative to binge travel—the mini-retirement —entails relocating to one place for one to six months before going home or moving to another locale. It is the anti-vacation in the most positive sense. Though it can be relaxing, the mini-retirement is not an escape from your life but a reexamination of
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“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” Charles Dickens “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” Henry David Thoreau “Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.” Aristotle “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” William James “As contraries are known
Security or freedom? My whole life these two values have battled it out. I still have the notebook from a number of years ago when I went through Tony Robbins’ program Personal Power 2. One of the exercises had you list out your values and then arrange them. Ten lines, ten values in order of importance. In my scribbled handwriting, the word FREEDOM is written on line 1, and SECURITY on line 2. Connecting them
This site aims to create a community of free-thinking individuals to inspire, partner with and learn from one another. Through learning a little more about me, maybe you’ll find we have something in common and be inspired to reach out and say hello. Maybe you’ll connect with another like mind in the comment section. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to try something new. When I did a stint teaching English in South Korea, I’d introduce
Here’s an old joke from my childhood: Q: “What did the snail say when he took a ride on the turtle’s back? A: “Wheeeeee!” It came to mind recently during one of those wonderful and fleeting moments that ambush you and leave a smile on your face. I was about to walk into the gym when the door opened and out rushed a young boy followed quickly by his mother. “Stop!” she called, quickly
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” Thomas A. Edison “The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” Voltaire “Solitary trees, if they grow at all,