Travel can be overwhelming. You’re out of your normal routine, jet lag wears you down and the airlines don’t make it easy on us. It can be very hard to maintain balance and a sense of peace.
Our last blog post was about Taming the Ugly Ego and the fact that it rears it’s ugly head into our lives and makes us unhappy and downright miserable. I learned that keeping the ego in check is paramount to keeping our lives balanced and joyful. Read More
The ugly ego!! It rears it’s ugly head in and out of our lives and never gives up!!
The ego reminds me of the time we witnessed a traditional Spanish bull fight. During the course of the fight, the bull was impaled in the middle of his back by multiple banderillas (barbed sticks). At one point, the bull was covered in blood, had a sword sticking out of it’s shoulder blades and it still kept fighting. The bull fell to it’s knees several times and kept getting back up. It was struggling but it was relentless. Read More
Ahhh….how we love India and Sri Lanka. The people are incredible, the food is delicious, and the culture is vibrant. However, these countries are just as challenging as they are beautiful. It’s not always easy traveling long term and some countries are tougher to travel to than others. During this trip, we learned that traveling is a privilege and can be a challenging. Traveling to Southwest Asia helped us understand just how lucky we really are. Read More
Ever since I read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, ages ago, I’ve been intrigued by ashrams. If you read the book, you know Elizabeth is in a deep depression and existential crisis after a nasty divorce. She travels to Italy to eat, India to pray at an ashram and Bali to find love. When the opportunity arose for me to go to India, I thought this could be MY Eat, Pray, Love moment I’ve been searching for. Here’s my story about our visit to an ashram in India. Read More
India is a very interesting place. The markets in India are no different. Visiting markets in other countries (Spain for example) is one of our favorite things to do while traveling. You can learn so much about people and culture by what they buy and sell on a daily basis. India is a Beautiful Mess and the markets in India really highlight this concept. Every market we went to was buzzing, full of character, promise (of making a buck) and diversity. Take a peak of what we discovered…. Read More
India can be a real culture shock and that’s a huge understatement!!
First off, I believe everyone should travel to India at least once in their lifetime. This crazy magical country will change your life in so many ways. Here’s four strange and difficult things we witnessed while traveling through India. Read More
We’re currently in India and I had my first encounter with the sacred Indian Elephant. During this encounter, I was able to get so close to the elephant, it actually sneezed on me. At first, one might think that would be really cool to get close enough to an elephant to get sneezed on. But on the other hand, it was crazy to think that I was able to get close enough to this giant creature to rub his trunk. This initial interaction had me perplexed and this is how my encounter with elephants in India began. Read More
After thirty-eight hours of travel, five airports, four countries and five different airplanes, we finally made it to India. I have to admit before leaving on this trip, my anxiety was through the roof. We were leaving the comforts of the Western World for the unknown complexities of India. This is a story of the Beautiful Mess that is India! Read More
I’ve spent the last three years of my life on a spiritual quest to heal pieces of my soul that have been broken. Before we embarked on this “trip of a lifetime,” I realized I was living my life on auto pilot. I was living like a robot; without much depth or emotion. Life wasn’t that meaningful. Soon after this realization, I began searching for more happiness, bigger love, better health and deeper connections. Read More
SO…..I’ve been pooping in a bucket for the last two weeks!! It sounds really awful but it’s not as bad as it seems.
Number 1: There’s a toilet seat on the bucket. Number 2: There’s walls around the bucket and Number 3: The view from the bucket is amazing!! Read More