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Inspiration comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms. When trying to change your life for the better, inspiration can help draw out what your heart is already telling you. Find the stories that can help inspire you below!

Embodying Resilience – The Ohio State Football Team

January 16, 2015

Braxton Miller - Photo courtesy of Adam Glanzman

“Life sucks and then you die” goes the phrase. Resiliency converts “sucks” to “is awesome.” We all face challenges in life and it’s about how we adapt and conquer them that matters. As I traveled the world I saw lots of evidence of the “sucks” part of that statement above. I also saw abundant evidence […]

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The Happy Nomad Tour – My Best Failure Ever

September 29, 2014


The Happy Nomad Tour is over. When I started on August 10, 2011 I envisioned a one-year journey. I never would have believed it if someone told me it would last 2.5 years. And that kind of sums everything up. Everything about my journey far exceeded my expectations except for one thing… money. I learned […]

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Paying It Forward – Suspended Coffee In Montreal

September 17, 2014


Have you heard of suspended coffee? I had heard of it before, but never got to participate until I got to Montreal. Started in Naples, Italy, a suspended coffee is a pre-paid coffee for homeless people when available. That is, someone who can afford it pays for a suspended coffee and later on, someone who […]

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The African Fund For Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Center!

August 6, 2014

Kissing The Giraffe

In Nairobi I got to visit the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW). It’s an education and conservation center on the edge of Nairobi National Park. It was started in 1979 to repopulate the Rothschild giraffe population. Long victimized by humans who have encroached on their territory in western Kenya, the population fell precipitously. If […]

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The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

August 4, 2014

Feeding The Elephants

While in Nairobi I paid a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. They are a non-profit dedicated to helping orphaned elephants live on despite the death of their mother. You may wonder why the elephants become orphans. There is disease and there are accidents that leave elephants injured or dead. But there is also […]

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Hanging Out With Rwandan Street Boys

July 14, 2014

The Soccer-Basketball Court

Africa has a problem with street boys. For one reason or another, many boys end up living on the street. Maybe their parents have died. Maybe the parents are HIV positive and can’t provide for the kids. The parents could have substance abuse problems. The family could be incredibly poor and the kids feel obligated […]

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Working With A Breathworker For The First Time

November 3, 2013


While in Cyprus I had the opportunity to work with a breathworker for the first time. To summarize, breathworkers help people connect within (the soul, cousciousness, whatever you want to call it) and work through their issues. It’s all natural, no plants or drugs are used, and it’s truly something to experience. There are many […]

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Finding Inspiration In An 80-Year-Old Entrepreneur

October 22, 2013

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Anibal. If you say that name in North Cyprus everyone knows who you are talking about. He’s a living legend. It wasn’t always the case though. Anibal started by cycling around town and selling sandwiches from his bike in the 1950s. From there he started a restaurant as most restaurateurs do, working hard, creating a […]

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How To Really Help People

October 15, 2013


It’s a question I get asked a lot: Dear Adam, I recently had experience X or realization Y and I want to do more to help those less fortunate than me. It’s really hard to get started though. There is so much need out there, so many problems and so many people who need help. […]

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Little Mind And Big Mind

October 8, 2013


I recently listened to an interview with acclaimed writer Maya Angelou. In one statement she summarized something I’ve struggled to put into words for years. She rents a hotel room in her hometown that she uses as her office as described here. When asked what she keeps in the room, here is her response: Usually […]

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20 Things I’ve Learned From 2 Years Of Traveling

August 10, 2013


Today marks two years of happy homelessness for me. As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. I must use this opportunity to thank the countless wonderful people who have so enriched me with their generosity, love, and kindness – especially the strangers who have opened their homes and hearts to me along […]

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Laughing In The Face Of Violence In Kochi, India

July 23, 2013

no more violence

In Kochi, Kerala I was walking down the street one evening to get some dinner. The street was narrow, but there was a functioning sidewalk – a bit of a rarity for India. I was walking behind two ladies. I’d guess they were in their 50’s and both were easily identifiable as Muslims from their […]

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Rasana: Engineer, Mom, Wife, Volunteer, Author, Traveler, AWESOME

July 14, 2013

Rasana And I

When I told a friend of mine from college that I was heading to India, she immediately told me I had to visit Hyderabad and meet her aunt. Her aunt is an engineer turned writer and it seemed like a great opportunity to meet someone awesome! I couldn’t have appreciated how awesome she really is […]

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Catching A Train To The Wrong City In The Middle Of Nowhere

June 30, 2013

My Savior And Angel

It’s an honest mistake to make. How many cities could be named Bokaro in India? The answer, of course, is more than one and here’s the story (and if you’re curious, within 43km there are three different cities that start with the word Bokaro). As an Indian you have to reserve train tickets far in […]

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A Book About Achieving Freedom

June 11, 2013


What does freedom mean to you? It’s a tough question. When I was younger I think my answer would have been much more skewed to the financial aspects of life. Back when I had my first job in the corporate world, an intern at GE Appliances in Louisville, Kentucky, I thought I had it all […]

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Change Your Paradigm – Different Is Beautiful

June 3, 2013

Be different and stand out in a crowd

On my first day at Inle Lake it was too late to take a boat tour of the city. Instead I rented a bike and cycled around the outskirts of the town. I had a destination in mind, but at one point I decided to cycle down an unpaved road to see where it led. […]

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Zach Sobiech’s Story – Life, Love, And Music

May 25, 2013

Zach Sobiech

Rarely do I find myself speechless, but that’s exactly how I felt after I saw this video. The wisdom this young man had, the purity of his love, and the impact he had on his community. It’s all so beautiful. Unfortunately he passed away last week, but his story lives on via the video below, […]

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