Category Archives: Conscious Living

How to survive an IRS audit while traveling

We received a Christmas gift from the Internal Revenue Service this year: one audit notice. When my mom — who receives and reviews our mail — started reading the letter to us, neither she nor we knew what it was. She skipped around as she usually does, first reading out our tax ID number, then […]

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Living with addiction

Most of us don’t have the kind of addictions you hear about on the news, the ones celebrities get sent to rehab for, the ones recognized as life altering or capable of destroying families and ruining lives. No, our addictions are more subtle and, you might argue, even inconsequential: caffeine, tobacco, or sugar. “Did she […]

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Strrretching my comfort zone

Do you ever have to psych yourself up to go somewhere new or go solo to a group event? I do. That may be because I’m a homebody at heart, but I also think it’s because it can be difficult to change our regular habits. I’m comfortable going out with Brian; I’m much less comfortable […]

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Finding my inner yogini

I’m on a yoga high!  My muscles feel flexible and strong from work and I feel as though nothing could ever phase me again.  There’s something magical about the combination of mental peace and physical exhaustion you experience after a particularly challenging and rewarding yoga practice. I did not come to yoga easily.  For many […]

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Journeying through life

You may have noticed that some of our posts aren’t about travel per se.  Although Brian and I are on a round-the-world trip, we’re still on our personal journeys through life, independently and together, and we’ll be posting about those here as well. We are what you you might call seekers.  Of course we are, […]

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