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3 Easy Ways To Earn Money From Home

When times are tough and money is tight (oh, hello COVID), we have to find other ways to keep moving forward. Luckily, we have this mystical magic at our fingertips, a little thing called the Internet.

Thank goodness for that, because I don’t know what I’d be doing otherwise. I know so many people around the world who are struggling right now. Heck, I’m one of them. With that being said, let’s get straight to the good stuff. After all, that’s what your here for, isn’t it?

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On Travel + Life: How Do You Know If You’ve Found Home?

Four-lettered words are some of the most complicated: love, hate, pain, hope, home. If you ask a person to define them, there will never be one correct, all-encompassing answer. I love both my family and my dog, my best friends and sunrises, ice cream and freediving. Do I love them all the same way? Of course not (one would hope).

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To Follow Your Heart, or Societal Norms?

It’s so easy to let fear dictate the choices we make in our lives: fear of failure, of loss, or fear of being different. This past week, I reached a pivotal point where I was stirring over a decision that would determine my attitude towards they way I want to live my life: 

Do I follow the path that is ‘easier’ but much less satisfying, or do I take the path that elicits excitement from my soul but will test me with more challenges?

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I’m Going Vegetarian: Is It Worth It?

Growing up as a three sport athlete, carbs and protein were a way of life. During her last year at university, my younger sister decided to go vegetarian and sparked my stubborn curiosity. Could I give up meat and still have enough energy? Would it make me feel better or worse? Is it really that much more sustainable for the planet?

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Eating Healthy While Living At Home: The Struggle You Know All Too Well

After my two weeks of Chloe Ting’s shred, I was feeling strong and invincible… that is, until I went home. It seems that old habits die hard. And those habits include over-sized bowls of ice cream, late night nibbles, and the all-too-often breakfast from my favorite local restaurant.

My family was never properly educated about food. In fact, I don’t think most of us are. Do you know how to read the food labels on the back of our packaged edibles? I certainly don’t. I just use my taste buds to tell me what’s good and what isn’t. Not exactly nutritious accuracy at its finest. 

These habits, which dictated the first 18 years of my life, were easier to forget when living in my never-never land of Koh Tao, but being back in my childhood home seems to have instantly reverted me to tried and true habits.

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Frustration, Sadness, and Adjustment: My First 48 Hours in America

48 hours of being home after almost a year of living abroad has been enough to make me feel like a moody teenager all over again.

Home is a four lettered word that can shape shift depending on the lips of the person speaking it. To some, home might mean a place to sleep for the night, while to others home might be the house that they grew up in, and to others still home is not a literal house, but wherever their loved ones are. My home will always be Cape May, the small South Jersey town where I grew up.

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Yes, Just 2 Weeks of Working Out Can Change Your Body

What started as a ‘what if’ joke between my sister and I abruptly came to an end about five minutes into Chloe Ting’s Two Week Shred Challenge, when we were swimming in puddles of sweat and wondering if we could possibly survive another 13 days. 

Are YouTube workouts usually this hard? Could we possibly be this out of shape? The workouts were relatively short, but boy does Chloe know how to maximize those seconds.

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Self Love: 3 Months Without Looking into a Mirror

Today I saw a full body mirror for the first time in over three months. Since changing apartments in February, I have been living in a place without any mirrors besides my phone and a small hand mirror.

Initially, it was really strange – not because I particularly cared how my outfits looked, but because I was used to looking at my body everyday and analyzing it. It’s easy to get out of the shower and notice how you look, then decide if it’s ‘good’ or ‘bad.’

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Is 7 Days With Chloe Ting Enough to Notice a Difference?

I’d say I’m just about to get started on day seven of my attempt to complete Chloe Ting’s Two Week Shred Challenge, but I’m going to replace that with STRIDING into day seven. I feel good!

Make no bones about it, Chloe Ting absolutely wrecked me the first few days. I looked like a worm squirming in the dirt after a rainstorm. (Enjoy that visual.) After doing what felt like my 25th repetition of up-down planks, I started thinking about writing my will. I wondered if anyone would ever find my remains here in Thailand, Chloe Ting video still playing in the background…

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