When I was 21 I felt compelled to leave home and travel west to see what I might discover

When I was 21 I felt compelled to leave home and travel west to see what I might discover.
Financially it ruined me. 9/11 happened as I was driving and every opportunity for work dried up on the spot.
I was sleeping on couches for weeks hoping something would pan out… then one day I get a call from a recruiter asking me if I was willing to move to Fort McMurray, AB.
In a two year period I grew as a leader.
The people I worked with were on another level.
My manager to this day is one of the best leaders I’ve ever met and I continue to email to thank him for taking the time to teach me what he did.
To say I was over my head would be an understatement.
But getting around great people was by chance then, today it’s by choice.
If you’re the most successful person on your street, move.
It’s one of the best forcing functions to push you to grow.

If you still want to explore more destinations in Asia, a Holidays in Vietnam will be an ideal choice for you.

Tour Pu Luong 3 days

A day at Echo Lake, CA, hiking 

tour Pu Luong 3 days 

http://puluongvietnam.com/pu-luong-tour-trekking/ and part of the Pacific Coast Trail. It was good to get this in before the July 4 weekenders arrive today. The trail had very few people today.

There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016

There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Macy’s, and Sears have each announced more than 100 store closures. Sports Authority has liquidated, and Payless has filed for bankruptcy. Last week, several apparel companies’ stocks hit new multi-year lows, including Lululemon, Urban Outfitters, and American Eagle, and Ralph Lauren announced that it is closing its flagship Polo store on Fifth Avenue, one of several brands to abandon that iconic thoroughfare.
A deep recession might explain an extinction-level event for large retailers. But GDP has been growing for eight straight years, gas prices are low, unemployment is under 5 percent, and the last 18 months have been quietly excellent years for wage growth, particularly for middle- and lower-income Americans.
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My Friday PSA: If you use food as a coping mechanism, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU

My Friday PSA: If you use food as a coping mechanism, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.
You are not damaged.
You are not broken.
You are just dealing with the best way you know how…right now.
It doesn’t mean you’ll always deal with it this way, but giving yourself the benefit of the doubt, and invoking curiosity ("What was I feeling before I ate this extra slice of pizza?"), you will find a more suitable–and sustainable–way of handling the emotional roller coaster that is life.
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Back home from Satpura and already missing the jungle and the pretty Forsyth Lodge Four days of no connectivity ( except for a few spurts here and…

Back home from Satpura and already missing the jungle and the pretty 

myanmar itinerary 5 days of no connectivity ( except for a few spurts here and there ) full of jeep safaris, canoe rides and breathtakingly stunning views is all I needed to remember how much I miss being on a safari. I didn’t manage to see any tigers ( another jeep was lucky ) but I did see a sloth bear, a leopard, Gaur, deer, TONS of birds( my beloved owls and eagles included ) giant squirrels and so many more❤️❤️ Plenty more details that I shall share in a blogpost soon, specially why this particular jungle is different from the rest and why you really shouldn’t give it a miss but till then these pictures should give you a glimpse of the happiness I encountered this week ❤️ #thetinytaster #satpura #safarigirl #forsyth #incredibleindia #junglequeen #tinygoestravelling #intothewild

Working up the energy to get this week’s column in the can after a ridiculously frustrating return trip from Chicago (original flight cancelled,…

Working up the energy to get this week’s column in the can after a ridiculously frustrating return 

vacation in Myanmar (original flight cancelled, shuttle to airport stuck in traffic, Amtrak from airport delayed, etc,) so this helps.