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7 Places to Look for a Place to Live (And 3 Places Not To)

Picked a city to kick off your digital nomad career? You'll need digs. Here are 7 great places to look.
This much is true for location-dependent and digital-nomad types alike: there's an art to finding a place to hang your hat. Luckily for us, the era of collaborative consumpti…

5 Places to Get Inspired *Right Now*

Need a bump of inspiration? Here are five great places to look.
If your soul's energy is flagging, it probably needs to be fed. Here are five go-to resources to visit when you're aching to be lit up. Brainpickings I get excited every week…

4 Ways to Improve Your Life Today (Without Spending a Dime)

Mara Schmid wants to share four strategies to will turn your life in a better direction -- with no monthly automatic draft.
My friend Mara Schmid -- athlete, writer and Editor-in-Chief of Hussy Magazine -- is very good at living. When asked what her best strategies are for overcoming the sticky bugaboo…

Lucky You

Quit hiding behind that snark. We can see you, clear as day.
I see you there. You're hiding under those snarky Facebook posts. ...And not hiding well. You don't say much. What you do say, however, is loaded with meaning -- and it's the s…

3 Places to Look Deeper (There's So Much More to Know)

Everything you think you know is wrong, but you can love expanding past the wrongness. Here are three great places to start. (Prepare to be very surprised.)
“I feel I change my mind all the time. And I sort of feel that's your responsibility as a person, as a human being – to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as p…

One-Word Lifestyle Design

Use one word to climb the fence between you and what you wish you were.
I'm a sucker for elegant tools for thinking -- especially when they have magically life-improving properties. This past week, at a skydiving event on a magical little island off …

How I Failed (and How I Fixed It)

Lifestyle design is all about agility -- sometimes, right into a brick wall. The beauty is in the fixing.
I learned some very important lessons in the past couple of months.  I learned 'em by that legendarily efficient method of learning: failing. Here's how. In December and …

Writers: Here's How to Share Itty-Bitty Thoughts, Brilliantly

The new Notegraphy is powerful social sharing for bite-sized thoughts.
If you already use Ommwriter to compose, I don't need to sell you on its many benefits: a clean, beautiful, interruption-slaying interface that helps keep the mind engaged with th…

How to Find Now

"There is an art to the business of making sandwiches which it is given to few ever to find the time to explore in depth. It is a simple task, but the opportunities for satisfaction are many and profound." — Douglas Adams
If you're like me, the first sign that something is amiss with you is the physical trail of incomplete tasks. It's the open shipping boxes abandoned next to the door; the laundry …

If You Imagine Less

Debbie Millman tells it like it is.
"If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…

Ready to Explore? Here's The Best Advice You'll Ever Get.

You don't have to go anywhere to be a world explorer. You are already in the world. Explore.
You have responsibilities. Debts. Obligations. Contracts. Mortgages, children, career goals, aging parents, beloved pets, a burstingly well-tended garden. You have a root network.…

The Year of the Great Big, Beautiful Mistake

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
I'm working on my Annual Review. In the process, I've made an awesome discovery. I'm beyond stoked to share it: In 2013, I made enormous mistakes. Hooray! Historically, I've p…

3 Tools for Better New Years Resolutions

Next year is comin' up like a freight train, without brakes, screaming downhill through a tunnel you're standing in. Be ready. Rethink your resolutions.
I am a great lover of lists. I love checklists, spreadsheets, calendars, online clip-and-file systems, agendas and callsheets. That, of course, makes December just about my fav…

Escape From Facebook Mountain

The time you spend in the social-media tractor beam is time that you could be investing in yourself. Take it back.
How much time per day do you spend scrolling through newsfeeds? How much total time do you think you've spent locked in infinite-scroll mode? If you could magically collect a "re…

How I Write: My 6 Best Tools For Habitualizing Writing

Writing isn't just a talent, nor a gift: it's a habit. Here's how I weave the act of writing into every day -- and how you can, too.
The truest words ever said about writing were from the famously irascible Bukowski in his excellent poem on the subject: "if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of ever…

Nowhere Else Exists

A poem by Sarah Arvio.
Flying by Sarah Arvio   One said to me tonight or was it day  or was it the passage between the two,  "It's hard to remember, crossing time zones,   the structure of…

On Heroism

Scared shitless? So's everybody else. Resolve to rise.
Let's talk about fear. 
Fear about your ability to succeed in your chosen work. Fear in pushing the envelope in a physical sense. Fear in relationships. And that insidious vers…

Get Your Meanest Inner Monologue to STFU In Just 4 Questions

This is where you do head-on battle with your cruelest inner voice.
"I'm ugly." "I'm fat." "I'm not smart enough." "I'm talentless." "I can't do this." "I'm boring." The negative-self-talk side of your inner monologue can be a little bitch sometim…

Losing Momentum? Slap Your Brain Awake.

If you're in a rut, here's how to get the hell out of it. Stat.
Feeling stuck? Working out a problem that isn't soluble by the usual methods?  Flip "the usual methods" the bird. You don't need 'em. Do familiar things backwards. Use the w…

Stuff You Can't Do As An LIP (And A Few Things You Can)

Are you ready for the bad news? (Spoiler: there isn't much.)
You probably have a pretty good idea of the stuff you'd have to give up as a digital nomad.  The thing is: you're wrong. Be ready to raise an eyebrow or two. Stuff you can't …

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