My good friend Kelly Morgan Merly of Bucket List Retreats recently paid me a huge compliment by featuring me as a guest on her Travel Talk YouTube show. At Kelly’s suggestion and true to my adventurous spirit, I made the short journey to one of my favorite places – the beach – to discuss my favorite topics: spirituality, travel, exploration and how they all connect.

(I’m a little squint-y from the sun, but hey, no journey is perfect!)

We take many journeys in life: some internal, some external. I’ve found  more often than not, where we go and what we do in the outer world is a reflection of what is evolving inside us. An outer journey in the form of travel, exploration, or a retreat can ignite an inner journey (whether we want it to or not). At the very least, it enhances and accelerates any interior journey which may already in progress.

Perhaps you have experienced the same? I certainly have, which is a big reason I keep traveling. But you be the judge. Watch the video and share your take on the subject in comments below.


The Powerful Woman’s Manifesto

June 3, 2014

Did you ever notice how different you are when you feel empowered vs. helpless? You know the emotions are different, and as a result, you think different, act different, be different. It’s energizing, invigorating, even inspiring. Such empowered moments are, of course, when you most easily manifest what you want. You take the risks necessary […]

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What If . . . ? The Art of the Pivot

May 19, 2014

When we want something, why is it so easy to actually drive it away instead of nurturing it into reality? Attracting anything into being involves three key ingredients: Desire (aka Passion), Belief (aka Faith) and Action.  Most people can unconsciously manifest with only two of the three, but a true master of manifestation can consciously […]

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World Domination? Maybe It’s Just Conscious Living

July 4, 2013

As I write this, I’m soaring 33,000 feet somewhere over Montana on the final leg of my journey from Florida to Portland, Oregon for the third annual World Domination Summit (affectionately known as WDS).  By the time you read this, I’ll be immersed in the juicy mix of 3,000 bloggers, entrepreneurs, travelers, artists, nomads and […]

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Lessons on Being Yourself

July 1, 2013

Once upon a time, a luminous energetic being (you) was born into the body of a human baby. As disorienting as the process was, it felt miraculous. In those first few moments of your life as a person you had no self-awareness. You were simply being. As the initial days and weeks of your life […]

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Update: Accidental Seekers for Charity Water

July 1, 2013

Thank you to everyone involved in 2012’s Accidental Seekers for Charity Water campaign. As a result of your contributions we raised a total of $525. Although we fell short of my lofty goal of $5,000, the money we raised was sent to Rwanda and will contribute to Charity:Water’s (CW) ongoing projects there. Almost 11 million […]

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Let’s Focus on the “How” Instead of the “Why”

December 25, 2012

2012 has been a year of accelerating shifts, change, and evolutionary opportunities, many of which have been less than positive. This year (granted, the past few) has been rife with unsettling and chaotic if not tragic events both collectively and for many of us, personally as well. Inevitably it seems that the negative makes a […]

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How a Hundred Dollar Gift to a Thousand Nonconformists Inspired me to raise $5000 for Charity:Water

October 5, 2012

The Newmark Theater was packed for the closing session of the second annual World Domination Summit early July in Portland, Oregon. As I glanced around me it was clear every one of the exactly one thousand seats was filled. After final speaker J.D. Roth presented, Chris Guillebeau took the stage to deliver the official send-off. […]

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Acceleration, Re-entry and the Ever-Rising Bar

August 12, 2012

It was barely a month ago that I was on my way to the second annual World Domination Summit (WDS). Since then, my life has been a continuous whirlwind of a ride into one new realm after the next. Actually this period of acceleration, exploration and rising intensity started more than a month ago. In […]

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Virgin Territory

July 5, 2012

photo credit: JessyeAnne I’m headed to Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit (WDS) tomorrow, and honestly, I’m not sure what to expect. I’m going alone, and although I tangentially know some of the people who will be there, it’s starting out at least as a solo journey. Yet the mix of trepidation, anticipation and mystery I […]

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