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One of the most precious places on earth

Discovering one of the most rare and valuable wildernesses an hour south of home…

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Spiritual Boot Camp

An intensive Vipassana meditation retreat promises to help you “see things as they really are.” But will it be worth ten days of torture?

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Getting out of a pickle

I've spent most of my life working hard towards one goal after another, but then I experienced a major burnout…

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Keeping Calm Under the Spotlight

I haven’t updated my blog in a while and I think I owe you an explanation of what is going on right now. I feel really bad complaining about this but, you know, that's what blogs are for, right? A mass dumping of petty complaints onto faceless strangers?

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Two Beautiful Stories

I recently put out a call inviting readers to share stories of their own fearful adventures. Now it's time to pick a winner…

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Your Fearful Adventures

I've invited bloggers to tell me about their fearful adventures. It could be something epic, like circling the globe on a rusty unicycle, or something creative, like starting work on a novel. There are only two conditions: 1. It inspires you, 2. It scares you.

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Don’t Quit

When you're working on something unconventional, something creative and uncertain, it can be disheartening to feel like you're not producing enough, not getting the numbers, not earning the money. And where is this thing that you've been spending all your time on, hmm? It doesn't exist yet. Will anything tangible come of it?

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Pack Your Bags, But Leave Your Fears Behind

Write the story of your own fearful adventure, and win a round-trip ticket to anywhere worth up to $1000!

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The Problem with Being a Travelling Writer

When I set off travelling, I imagined myself creating art while on the move. Turns out, it's not so easy…

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Sampling craft beer around the USA

American makes terrible beer. At least, that’s what the rest of the world says behind its back. But what the rest of the world probably doesn't yet know is that…

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