Insane in the Membrane: Getting Lost to Find My Way Home

I'm sitting here enjoying one of the best soy iced lattes I've ever tasted, in Kraków, Poland of all places, reflecting on my last 6 months of life and travel (I'm sorry, but you had to assume a 'halfway there' post was inevitable, right?).  It's hard to believe it's been one year since I first applied for and was accepted to Remote Year and gave a very courteous 4 month notice to my NYC employer.  It's even harder to believe that it's been 6 months since I boarded a plane at Logan Airport in Boston to start my Remote Year journey in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  

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My Top Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling: Stress Management On The Road

Generally we travel to relax, escape, adventure, experience and learn. Although we hope to unload a wheelbarrow of stress, unforeseen circumstances, language barriers, unfamiliar territory, lost belongings and surprise cleanses can add a dose of stress that we don't anticipate.  Jet-lag and dehydration can make stress even more difficult to endure.

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Eat for Your Health: Malaysian Nasi Lemak (V, GF)

One of my favorite parts of travel (and life really) is eating.  It's become even more exciting over the last few years as a plant-based lifestyle has become more mainstream because more and more options are popping up EVERYWHERE.  It doesn't matter which country I visit- there is a vegan restaurant, or at least a restaurant with labeled vegan options on the menu. Heck, I was even served vegan food all the way up Mount Kilimanjaro.  

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The 4-Week Plant-based Lifestyle Challenge

Try it for yourself and experience the difference!  I'll be running a mass challenge for anyone and everyone who wants to participate.  The challenge begins Monday, April 17, 2017 and will include daily email support with recipes, shopping lists and lifestyle suggestions. It's just about the best thing you can do for your health AND the environment (make up for that POTUS slack and make an impact this upcoming Earth Day). Talk about an all around #positiveimpact.  SIGN UP HERE!!!  IT'S FREE

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Ikigayi by way of Moai

A few years ago I learned two Japanese terms that really resonated with me: Ikigayi and Moai, but just now am I realizing the impact these concepts have had on my life recently. A difficult break-up was the immediate catalyst influencing my decision to apply for Remote Year, but as I reflect on the past month in Malaysia, I realize that these two Japanese concepts were really the driving force behind the major change in my life trajectory. 

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