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We believe feeling good, both mentally & physically, is at the root of a good life. May our insights into how we nurture our minds and bodies inspire you to pursue small changes that have the potential for big impact on your health & happiness.

Create more. Consume less.

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In today’s culture, much of our free time is spent consuming.  We’re constantly taking something in and constantly wanting for more.  More food, more stuff, more social media, all in the hopes it will make us happy or numb our discomfort.  Yet no matter how much we consume, we’re never quite satiated. What if we redirected some of our time towards creating instead?  Creating art or...

The power of nature, especially for introverts

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A few years ago I read a fascinating book called “The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion” written by Jonathan Haidt. It’s one of those books that bends your mind in a way that allows you to view life and humankind from a totally different angle. It contains some complex ideas and I, admittedly, only absorbed a small part of it. Yet it still opened my mind in new...

How I’m changing my relationship with my phone and reclaiming my attention

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It has been said that our lives are a culmination of what we pay attention to.  What we watch, listen to, and read shapes our attitude, our opinions, and our reality.  Now that we’re spending an average of 7 hours a day looking at one screen or another it’s impossible to deny the fact that our devices and their addictive apps are shaping our brains and affecting our quality of life. The...

The pursuit of long-term satisfaction over instant gratification

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Often times, in this day and age, our desire to ease stress and feel good fast leads to behaviors that offer instant gratification only to fight back later with long-term consequences. SmokingDrinkingEating junk foodGambling Binging social media, Netflix, YouTubeRetail therapy These behaviors, while they feel good in the moment, can lead to disease, depression, weight gain, financial strain, and...

Bridging the gap between the person we are and the person we want to be

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Photo of the day: Yoga time // At the beginning of the year I was inspired to do something different from making a New Year’s resolution.  I was given a Word Of The Year workbook with prompts to select a word that would guide me through the year.  In this workbook were some really wonderful questions that cultivated deep thinking about my actions, my priorities, what I want to...

The art (and delight) of noticing

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It’s been over four years now since I began the practice of photographing my life daily. When 2020’s 365 project came to an end, I couldn’t imagine stopping. And so, without really thinking too hard about it, I woke up January 1st of 2021 and kept going. I haven’t stopped since. My commitment to the practice has taught me a lot while yielding an awesome and honest record of my life from...

Why We Camp

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Lately I’ve become increasingly attached to my phone.  Something that’s hard to admit because: 1) I don’t want to believe that to be true 2) it’s such a slippery slope, it’s hard to step outside yourself and realize you’re doing it 3) it’s so easy to justify it as a tool that it’s difficult to admit to it being anything else. But it’s started to feel like an addiction lately.  The more I use it...

How we strive for simplicity

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Last month we were in Los Angeles visiting family when my cousin asked us “How do you live such a simple life?”.  I stirred on that question for a week and came to the conclusion that there’s no simple answer.  We all have the ability to simplify or complicate our lives and for years now Mark & I have made thoughtful choices in an effort to live the life we desire.  The more...

A gentle reminder this holiday season

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This morning Mark & I were sitting at camp in Nevada having a conversation when we remembered…it’s the holidays.  I’d completely forgotten.  Then, what immediately came to my mind were the millions of people running around frantically attending holiday parties, catching flights and shopping, shopping, shopping.  It saddens me that the holidays have become synonymous with...

Learning from the great outdoors what it means to be content

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Most of my adult life I’ve wondered what it means to be content.  I used to always be caught up in the future thinking “I’ll be happy when…” “…when I land that job, when I lose 15 lbs., when I go on that trip”.  It was a vicious cycle that I couldn’t escape.  I chalked it up to being a kid and that I had a lot to accomplish before I could really be happy...

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We’re Mark & Michele, modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, full-time travel.  Our tiny home on wheels and slow-paced travel style allows us to minimize our expenses while maximizing our freedom.  May our unconventional way of life inspire you to design a life that you love.

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