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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!

Working With A Breathworker For The First Time

November 3, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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What Is Love? The Hoyt’s Story

April 27, 2013

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I came across this story and it was too beautiful not to share. Maybe it’s because I have thoughts of running my first marathon on my mind, or maybe it’s just because I’m human! How could you not be moved by such a story? In short, while in the womb Rick’s umbilical cord cut off […]

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Sabarmati Ashram – Gandhi’s Ashram In Ahmedabad, India

March 30, 2013

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While visiting my friend in Ahmedabad, I visited the Gandhi Ashram, also known as Sabarmati Ashram. Gandhi lived here for 12 years. It was from here that he undertook the salt march, a 241-mile, 24 day march to the sea to protest the British tax on Indian salt. Gandhi and his followers were beaten mercilessly […]

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I Quit

March 27, 2013

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No, I haven’t quit being a Happy Nomad, nor writing for this site. It’s a bit of a play on words since the verb “to quit” is the same in present and past tense. In this case, I refer to the past. When I went home to surprise my mom for Christmas I opened a […]

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Something I’ve Learned From Kids On This Journey

March 23, 2013

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I spoke to a class of engineers here in India recently and one student asked me what the biggest learning or realization I’ve had so far on this trip. I thought for a minute and realized it had to do with children. I didn’t have much contact with kids in my adult life. When I […]

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Hitting Bottom In An Indian Train’s Bathroom – And Still Finding Happiness

March 18, 2013

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It’s inevitable. Most people I talked to said upon entering India you’d have to spend a week on your back (when not in the bathroom) fighting evil microbes you never knew existed. In my case, I was in Nepal/India for six weeks before these microbes struck, and strike they did! After the amazing experience at […]

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The Man In The Mirror

March 16, 2013

My Crazy Hair First Thing In The Morning

I recently took the picture below after waking up one morning. I found my crazy hair funny and I knew my parents would laugh at it. I didn’t recognize myself in the mirror and it got me thinking… It made me think of one’s relationship with one’s self. Too often it’s unhealthy – love/hate at […]

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