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Lessons on Living a Generous Life

If you ask any of us, I’m sure we would all proclaim to be generous in some way. That it’s a value we aspire to live up to. But how well do we embrace it really? How much is living generously a true guiding principle in our lives and how much is it just a […]

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5 Ways to Amplify Your Options This Weekend

Every day is an opportunity to try something new and expand your life in some way. Small or big, doesn’t matter. Amplifying your life is about pushing boundaries in the most immediate ways possible. The best time is now, the second best time is this weekend. So to inspire you in time to get organised […]

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10 Ways to Amplify Your Options Right Now

Sometimes it seems like making a change, shifting your perspective or elevating your mood (in other words, amplifying your options), takes so much effort, time or money. That doesn’t have to be the case, so I’ve compiled my favourite ways to amplify, almost instantly, for you. Change the way you get somewhere. Usually drive? Take […]

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Solo Travel or Group Travel?

I’m a big fan of solo travel. Especially to amplify my options. I’ve easily done more solo travel than group trips. But recently I winged my way to Barcelona and Copenhagen with friends and got to experience the upside of group travel. Side Note: one of those friends I met while traveling solo. The upsides […]

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Easy Tip for Dealing with Work Stress

Today was a hit the wall day. An already busy week tipped over into hectic when a colleague unexpectedly quit. For a couple of days, I kept pace. Then it started to unravel. I could feel myself getting short tempered, frustrated, fuzzy. I was seriously not in my work groove and it was about to […]

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Amplify Your Options: A Definition

I love to learn things. That’s why I listen to podcasts. To try tactics. That’s how I ended up with a daily gratitude journal. To seek out new experiences. That’s how I ended up at Chichen Itza solo. I love to read. That’s how I discover ‘life hacks’, habits to try, new places to explore. […]

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A Simple Idea for Achieving Personal Goals

I’m currently training for my first half marathon (eeek I know!). Out pounding the pavement I had a reoccuring thought, focus on small steps and go further. I wish I could lay claim to this nugget of wisdom but I can’t. It comes from an episode of the James Altucher Show. His interviewee (who I […]