Are you the type that is always on the move? Some of us are just plain natural nomads who can’t imagine being in one place for too long. And that’s okay! Exploring the world helps you not only learn about other ways of life but also helps you learn about yourself.

If you are a natural nomad then you are really going to enjoy this guide to the seven longest roads in the world. The guide includes travel times, important stops, and cool tidbits about each route.

Some of these are certainly extreme adventures, like the Pan-American Highway which includes a portion of the route called the “Summit of Death,” a mountain pass in Costa Rica with an elevation of over 11,000 feet that many travelers can’t make it past.

If you’re looking for more of a relaxing road trip, check out the two longest roads in the U.S., Route 20 and Route 6. Both cross the entire width of North America and include awesome stops like Yellowstone National Park, the Rocky Mountains, and the beautiful California coast.

This awesome post was created by CarRentals.com. For the full guide, check out the post here.

There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in a productivity rut! For most people, it always seems like you lose motivation when you have the most work to do. While there is a lot of research online about ways to find and maintain motivation when you find yourself stuck in a rut, when it comes to getting motivated the most important thing is to find a routine that works for you.

For some, the best approach is to take a break from whatever you are working on. This can be achieved by taking a quick walk outside for some fresh air, getting in a work out, or spending time with friends and family. Another great approach for finding motivation when you are stuck in a rut is to watch or read inspirational content. TED, the popular media company that produces videos on technology, education, and design topics, is a great source of motivational content. If you’re wondering where to start or what videos to watch first, check out this infographic from Fundera on inspiring TED talks. They’ve compiled a list of 17 TED talks on motivation that are sure to inspire you and get you excited to get to work!

People often look towards their faith for inspiration during hard times. Now that Easter is upon us, it seems only fitting to turn to Easter scripture and the stories of Easter as a source of enlightenment and comfort. Whether you’re a follower of the Christian faith or not, the story of resurrection has applicable meaning in your life.

Resurrection and rebirth is something that we can all find comfort in. It represents a second chance. If you feel like you are stagnant, there are ways to get out of your rut. Give yourself a break and practice self-forgiveness for any mistakes or shortcomings. Self-forgiveness and forgiving others is a key tenet of Easter. Sometimes forgiving yourself is harder than forgiving others. The benefits of consciously practicing forgiveness on a daily basis are limitless and include personal growth and internal peace.

Allowing yourself to feel love and humility are important steps to get out of a rut as well. Serve your community with humility and remember to open yourself to love and new experiences. You never know who you will meet that may inspire you and change your life.

“Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?” -Isaiah 58:7

Isaiah 58:7 tells us that no person is too good to help out another. Helping those in need provides food for your soul.


For more inspirational scriptures check out Personal Creations’ post. It contains beautiful printables that you can share with family and friends. Pin them to your Pinterest wall or print them and hang them on a wall in your home for a seasonal dose of inspiration and a reminder to embrace personal rebirth!

Everyone has a different way they celebrate Christmas. For some, it means decorating the Christmas tree on the first day of December every year and for others it means icing cookies with family to prepare for Christmas Eve. These traditions get us not only excited for the holidays and in the Christmas spirit, but give us a great way to connect and cherish time with our loved ones.

With this infographic on Christmas traditions around the world from Gifts.com you can learn how people all over the world celebrate Christmas as well. For example, people in Iceland give out books on Christmas Eve for people to read that night and in Peru people put presents around Jesus’s manger instead of a Christmas tree. With all the different ways people celebrate, from what they eat to the songs they sing, you can connect with people all over the world as they get ready for Christmas!

Giving Thanks

by Lance Ekum

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends gather around the table to enjoy a scrumptious feast and to celebrate each other’s company. Before cutting the turkey and filling the plates with nourishment, set aside the time to give thanks to the Lord. Although prayers of gratitude have been around far before Thanksgiving in 1620, […]

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Generate Kindness

by Lance Ekum

Life can get pretty hectic, especially during the holidays.  Opportunities such as holding the elevator for someone or even giving a compliment can go right over our heads without noticing.  Being kind shouldn’t require much effort. It should be part of our every day lives. Not only does it make us feel good, but it […]

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Surprising Discovery in a Search for Joy

by Guest Author

Which Option to Choose Imagine that after a difficult year you’re desperate to bring joy back into your life again. You review the following 3 possible tactics for creating it: 1) Self-pampering, 2) Immediate Pleasure and 3) Difficult Challenge. If you were to speculate which single option would most likely result in sustaining joy, which […]

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Be You…Be Remarkable!

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Vanessa Pike-Russell “I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. […]

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