Lifestyle Journal

I love to travel. I feel like any time I do travel, my perspective is opened up and all the sudden, anything is possible. I love the feeling of going to sleep and knowing that in the morning, I would...
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What is the best weapon to fight against shame? Authentic connection. The simple yet powerful relationship between two or more people being real and honest with one another. When we open up to someone else, and do our very best to let go of that shame with another person, that connection builds us up, it empowers us, and helps lead us to become more authentic people. 
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I originally purchased the Nike SB RPM pack in camo about a year ago when I was finding my Peak Design Everyday pack too cumbersome (and at $289, pretty pricey too) continuously trying to affix my skateboard to it. Sure it had straps and stuff, but it wasn’t convenient enough for my liking, so I started my search for a new pack and settled on Nike.
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You pick up your phone, unlock it, and see all of the red notifications. You see you have 5 unread messages, 6 comments, and a whole lot of likes on a social media post. Do you ever think about the instant gratification those little red numbers give you? How much value YOU feel like they give you? Or, do they really add any real and lasting value to you at all?

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When it comes to anxiety, there isn’t much that can rattle my cage. As a matter of fact, I’d say I live a pretty anxiety-free life.  Except for one thing.  Handshakes. 

Now I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill business handshake.  Or the handshake you would give someone after they won first prize in a spelling bee.  You know, the firm grip, solid eye contact and a couple of up/down motions. I’ve got those down just fine.

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....the pseudoscience that is personality tests goes back a long way and I would strongly advise anyone who grabs a hold of these results too tightly to take them with a very small grain of salt or better yet, the data bit that makes up their digital life.
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Scrolling through Instagram 2 years ago, I came across a longboard page filled with color, joyful people, beautiful looking longboards, and a whole lotta love… “Follow.” As a long time longboarder, and someone who wants to do my best to...
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