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The Biggest Regret Ever

When I met Jennifer, she told me she never traveled outside her country of Colombia. Intrigued as to why as a North American I chose to come back here for a third time, she asked, “What is so special about … Continue reading

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Standing Out From a Crowd

It had been a little over an hour that the five of us went out for a walk in nature. Three of us decided to rest and admire the beauty around us. All of a sudden, as we were sitting … Continue reading

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The Biggest Lie We Tell Each Other

Remember when we were kids, we were taught to always tell the truth and everything would be fine? At some point, it seemed like this was no longer true. We started hearing a whole different story. Let me explain.

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Two Travelers at a Street Market – Humility Has Great Rewards!

Two travelers stop at a stand of an artisan street/flea market in South America. The salesperson approaches traveler #1, “buenas tardes senor, que…” Without letting him finish his sentence, the first traveler interrupts the salesperson, “yeah, how much for these … Continue reading

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You Never Know Who You Are Talking To

It was now the second day since I arrived in San Gil, Colombia and time was running out on carrying through with my accommodation plans. It was suppose to be so simple. Having been here just one year ago for … Continue reading

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Stop Worrying:There’s Always a Way Out

Have you ever thought, “of course I need to worry about the future, otherwise I will not be able to predict what will happen and prepare for it.” I have TOTALLY done this many times! A couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Gratitude is Good for the Soul

From a very young age, one of the first phrases my parents taught me was “Thank you!” Every time people came to visit and brought me a gift, as I held the gift in my hands getting ready to run … Continue reading

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The Secret Trick to Avoid Failure

In the past few weeks, this is the story I have shared with all the locals I met in Peru in response to their question, “What was your plan or ‘secret trick’ to avoid failure in making a major leap … Continue reading

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How Do You Control Your Attitude in the Face of Adversity?

Sometimes the mirror shows us parts of ourselves that we are unwilling to accept. Ron tells about his realization to self awareness when he saw the person behind the face staring back at him. I slammed my fist on the … Continue reading

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Interview with Eliana Tardio: Raising 2 kids with Down Syndrome and Finding Wonder in the World

Eliana is the mom of two children both with Down syndrome. She is a public relations professional, a family resource specialist, a published author as well as a well known international bilingual blogger. Writing in English and Spanish to raise … Continue reading

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