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Summer is almost in full force and it’s one of the best times to travel. Do you have any destinations in mind this year? Wherever you go, don’t forget to take care of yourself in order to enjoy your trips. Whether it’s hot and humid tropical areas, cold and dry high altitude mountain ranges, or long transits by plane, boat or bus, I’ve found these few things essential. They help me stay healthy and safe during my adventures. Stay hydrated: In my experience, water is one of the things that can improve my well being instantly. It’s sometimes hard to...

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It’s almost time for spring cleaning. Every few years I review my closet to make sure the items I have are still being worn and if there’s anything that needs to be retired. For years I’ve been shopping very little and trying to stick to the things I wear over the things I want. This helps to keep a relatively lean closet with few items to retire before they’ve worn out. Other times, it’s our life events that call for a wardrobe update and getting rid of irrelevant items. Spring cleaning of our wardrobes is not like cleaning a house...

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To be honest, I gave up on making new year’s resolutions a long time ago. The main reason is not only that my new year’s resolutions often disintegrated after just a couple of months, I also justified it by thinking: If I want to make any resolutions, I’d make them whenever I feel committed instead of waiting till the new year. So in the past few years, I’ve made some resolutions to change parts of my lifestyle. Sometimes I succeeded, other times I failed. Totally normal, right? Because I grew up being taught to hold myself to high standards, if...

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From Thanksgiving, Christmas to New Year, from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, to Boxing Day, ads and promotion campaigns flood the market and tell us to buy, buy, buy. While it’s occasionally beneficial to capitalize on the heavy discounts for certain items I’ve been eyeing for some time, the idea that we’re confronted with endless shopping messages still intimidates me. Picture the classic sci-fi movie The Matrix, but instead of agents in black suits, we’re tracked and chased by sales messages everywhere. This is also the time to shop for holiday gifts for friends and families, which can be stressful for...

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Are you tired of goal setting yet? As the holiday season approaches, another New Year resolution, another vision for what we want to accomplish in the next year. Sometimes I feel we're compelled to set goals just to prove that we’re living a purposeful and fulfilling life. So when people ask, we can tell all the important things we’re doing, not look shallow or wasting away our lives. Somewhere somehow, my goal setting had become another shiny object and I wasn’t empowered to create a truly happy life. Entered The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte. This woman is so honest...

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