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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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How to Keep it Together (With Style, No Less)

As time conveyor-belts us forward and space confuses the issue, most of us need to set concrete reminders to keep steady. This will help you see some of the loose ends before you trip over 'em.
When you move around all the time, the "little" stuff can get away from you. The problem, of course, is that there's no such thing as "little stuff." Not really. As time conve…

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…

Love Across the Risk Continuum

If you love an airsports athlete, risk asymmetry is a big emmereffing issue. Here's how to deal.
Here are two irrefutable facts: Anyone who is doing more than me is a sketchball. Anyone who is doing less than me is a pussy. Funny? Kinda...but if you've spent an…

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 …

Shut the F#&$ Up or Choose Love

This conversation has gotten out of hand, my beautiful BASE family.
It has been a dark few months, punctuated by inky and absolute blackness, in the close-knit community of BASE jumping. A common response to the horror of such tragedies in our …

In Praise of Crazy

“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato, the Phaedrus
“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato…

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 …

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.…

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…

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 …

How to Handcraft Your Perfect Day

It's possible to get a lot done--and keep everything on track--if you start off mindfully.
When you're your own boss, it's easy to get distracted. Big projects lose their way, dragged off track by details; the body suffers as its needs are constantly put off "until…