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Confessions of a World Traveler

For being a world traveler, I have particularly unhelpful personal failings. For instance, I get… Continue reading

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Creating Happiness 100 Times Over Again

Research proved that it is the first bite of chocolate, the first glimpse of the sea, and the first minute of massage were the happiest moments and if we could somehow increase the frequency of having more “first moments” we would become happier overall. Continue reading

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My Sister Is a Potted Plant

It was a major personal breakthrough. I’m the oldest of three girls born of the same parents and raised in the same Middle-of-America town. An adventurer by nature, I enjoy new ideas, different flavors, and meeting novel people. If there … Continue reading

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Society’s Backbone

My Grandmother was a laundress. Call her a washerwoman if you like. I say she was the backbone of our family. Continue reading

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We Are Wealthy Beyond Belief

Those of us who live in the U.S. oftentimes forget how wealthy we truly are. That might sound trite, but consider how valuable having running water is to your life. You don’t have to carry it up from the stream every day which happens to be half-a-mile away. Continue reading

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Laundry Day at Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Visit our website at Retire Early Lifestyle for more information on travel, early retirement and lifestyle. Traveling to other countries offers us the opportunity to appreciate how much we have been given. Here, Maya women do their laundry in the … Continue reading

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