The Art of Life

by Lance Ekum

What is life? I suppose we can think about this question from many angles.  Life is love.  Life is living.  Life is family.  Life is hard.  Life is a grind.  Life is wonderful.  Life is… …an endless list of possibilities. Our life is really a collective of all our moments.  Moments that we each create […]

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Small Steps Toward Big Success

by Lance Ekum

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu Are you fulfilled?  Are you really and truly in a place that brings much meaning to this one life of yours? See, the thing is – it’s easy to “lie” to ourselves and those around us – and say that […]

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How to Build Your Travel Spirit with Confidence

by Guest Author

When I look back at my travel life, I have one small regret: not starting sooner, and one huge relief: overcoming the fears and building the confidence to begin my travels when I did. Our travel fears can arise from anywhere. Mine may have had to do with the unannounced immigration from my home country […]

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Vulnerability, New Experiences, and Life

by Lance Ekum

“With each passage of human growth we must shed a protective structure [like a hardy crustacean]. We are left exposed and vulnerable – but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn’t known before.” ~ Gail Sheehy Trying something “new” – you know that feeling where it can feel a bit […]

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Peace, Love, and Photography

by Lance Ekum

Today's video highlights two people who are awakening to their greatness and making a difference in this world.  Ashley and Filip have started a project – Peace, Love, and Photography – to raise money for several charities.  They are doing this by actively involving people from all parts of the world, as they travel and […]

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Discovering Your Greatness

by Lance Ekum

There’s always tomorrow.  Have you ever thought or said that (or something similar)? See – when we’re cruising through this thing called our life, and things are going as they normally do (and often, even if they’re not all that normal) – there’s this sense that tomorrow is always there. And tomorrow – leads to […]

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What Does Courage Look Like?

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: ToGa Wanderings “The more you do, the more you’ll do.” ~ Anonymous Courage.  It’s an interesting thing. A guy risks his own life to save another life.  That’s courage. A woman enlists in the armed forces, and fights to protect a country.  That’s courage. A child stands up for herself when an adult […]

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Love Is

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: HimynameisEuan “Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~ Gary Zukav Soft music. Dimmed lights. Candle-lit. A service of healing, for all who want it. Deeply. And for whatever healing that might mean. The time: nearly two years ago. This was the third such […]

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Focus and Succeed

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Jerrycharlotte “I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.” — Zig Ziglar Focus. It’s an interesting thing…focus is.  At this very moment, I’m […]

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Comfort Zones, Yoga, and Change

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Joel Olives “How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ~ Anonymous Comfort Zones Mmmm…that big cushy sofa in your living room.  The bed you’ve had for ten years.  The same family vacation spot you’ve visited […]

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