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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Redux

“Happiness is the center and success revolves around it.”—Shawn Achor I was thinking about one of my favorite songs this morning and decided it was time to “play it again, Sam!” If you haven’t heard this one lately, it’s worth the time it takes to listen. Scroll down. It’s at the bottom of this post […]

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A true story of international love: why travel breaks down worn-out paradigms

“Reality is up for grabs.”–Melissa Joy As most of you know, I’m a travel writer. The past few months, I’ve been grounded. I had the new book to finish so, other than my talks in Hamburg and London, I’ve been sitting here in Lawrence, Kansas, wearing my PJ’s and finishing up the new book. Well, […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 4

“Happiness is the center and success revolves around it.”—Shawn Achor As anyone who follows this blog knows, I have a pretty sweet gig as a travel writer. I get paid to jet off to really cool places, to do things I’d probably never get to do on my own. Last week, I was in Istanbul […]

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