Self-sabotage, excuses, challenges...

...and solutions!

Where to Start?

Where to start? I sat on the brown tiles by the front door. My back was supported by the open white main door. Above, the usual blue sky was a deep dark grey, ready to let go of the pressure it contai…

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Challenge your perspective

Step 1 - Sit back and relax    It was Sunday. The working week was over. I sat down on a comfy red armchair waiting for my "arandano & manzana tisana.” It was the second perk of the day, after get…

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“What is money?”

Do you control money or does money control you? In one of my many journeys in the USA, I met a very rich man. I had just finished a contract working for Carnival Cruise Lines, and I was staying with s…

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Your heart knows best.

  In June 2011, I arrived in Cancun for the first time, with US$200 in my pocket and completely open to the endless river of  possibilities in front of me. On the fourth day, I saw there was a Couchsu…

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Shades of Passion: Fear

Seven years of travelling constantly taught me that I am not afraid of crossing the Atlantic, or of running out of money. Even if I am not able to find an acceptable place to lay my head for a night o…

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How many cows do you want to milk?

I had revised my homework, shared the new article that was published yesterday and jotted down ideas for a new one. Then I learned how to make gnocchi, had lunch with Anna Maria and caught up with my …

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Do you feel successful?

I walked downstairs and found Lewis, my "adopted" younger English brother, cooking away in the kitchen. He spent the last four hours peeling potatoes and preparing all sort of root vegetables. All aro…

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Would you trust someone’s heart?

Imagine you are a Colombian man who met a petite Portuguese woman. She had just been robbed in Venezuela and had a seriously swollen salivary gland. You sit down and speak with her. She tells you she …

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