First time here?

Welcome. Take a seat. Make yourself comfortable. Pour yourself a tea. Put your feet up on my coffee table. Hell—remove your pants if it makes you feel at ease. [1] This is a safe, non-judgemental environment. [2](Just don’t get creepy and tell me about it, okay?)Below is a listof my top posts in various categories.Read. Enjoy. Subscribe.
[1] It’s recommend that you remain pants-on if you’re aboard public transport. The elderly are particularly averse to the pants-free reading movement. [2] This environment is non-judgemental because I don’t know who you are. If I did, I would totally judge you.

 


 

Want some inspiration?

I want to quit my job and follow my dream, but

Here’s a list of common excuses for enduring a miserable job, and examples of people who have fought to break free.

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“I’m Afraid to Fail” And Other Excuses for Being Average 

Ask yourself: how many of your daily decisions revolve around avoiding failure? 

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When your once-in-a-lifetime adventure is over. 

So you’ve returned from a big adventure, and you’ve got the post-travel blues. Now what?

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When people don’t support your dreams

Have you ever had your dream stomped on by an unsupportive person in your life? I call these people “assholes.”

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Chasing The Carrot Of Tomorrow 

Society puts pressure on us to be always on the run, chasing one goal after another. But is that good?

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Want to read about writing and publishing?

My Journey: Self-Published To Big Publishing Deal 

I launched my self-published book in the first week of September. In just over two months, I’ve landed some big publishing deals and a movie deal. Here’s how it all happened.

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The Rough Road To Writerville 

Writerville. It’s a tough place to live that shouldn’t be mistaken for a relaxing getaway destination. 

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Finding The Determination To Finish Writing A Book

When I began writing, I feared the project would end up frolicking with the dusty bunnies in the corner of a room. I finished. Here’s how.

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Sex and the Magic Secrets to Getting Published 

Do women have an advantage over men when it comes to selling books? According to some, getting published is all about sex. 

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Learning How To Play: How I Made My Work Fun Again 

After reaching a point of burn out, something had to change. I moved to Thailand and learned how to play again. 

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Want to go on a vicarious adventure?

Giving a Makeover to a Five Dollar Bungalow in Thailand 

In the hills a tropical island, we found a bungalow that costs less per day than a Venti Caramel Frappuccino.

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An Adventure on Two Wheels in Laos

Falling in love with motorcycle touring while exploring the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos.

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Getting Rid of all my Stuff

When you decide to set off traveling indefinitely, there’s one big problem that tends to get in the way: STUFF.

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Surviving a Train Crash in Thailand 

En route from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, we were involved in a train crash … and not in a metaphorical sense. 

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When Travel is Shocking

Have you ever witnessed anything shocking on your travels? I have. 

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Want to have a giggle?

The Trouble With Blogging

I began my blog with a sense of reckless abandon. Nobody was reading, so I could be sassy and crude. But then I got locked up …

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Why You Should Never Trust a Gecko

I used to think these lizards were cute, but that was before I got to know them. Here’s why I can no longer trust geckos …

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Open Letter To A Stranger In A Helmet

Dear bicycle commuter, We haven’t formally met. Yes, we’ve spoken before. Well, more accurately: you’ve spoken to me, and by ‘spoken’ I mean ‘yelled abuse at.’ Remember?

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Um … What Is That Thing Doing In My Pants?

Warning: despite the innocent nature of this post, images may be unsuitable for minors, prudes and office workers.

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Erections On Everest

There’s an unexpected pill you can take to prevent mountain sickness, but it may require you to pack one of these cute little numbers. 

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