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Getting Better All the Time

I think and hope that regular readers of my blog will appreciate the variety of posts I throw up-random stories, travel tips, big life ideas, etc. I live a happy and fulfilling life, and the idea is that if I make my ideas and thought processes public, over the long term, people can take bits and pieces to improve their lives (just as I've done from other people). This has proven to be successful on some scale.

But two thirds of the visits my site gets are from first time visitors. They searched on Google, followed a link on twitter, or were emailed an article by a friend. They don't get repeated exposure, but rather a single shot. And, if I'm honest about it, a post like Yuka probably isn't going to improve their lives, other than to offer a few moments of entertainment.

This set of circumstances leaves me thinking about what major themes run through my philosophy that can make an impact in a single post. Last night, as I slept in a chilly tent with no electricity, no light, and no internet, I kept coming back to the idea of always getting better.

My Philosophy on Life (And How Travel and Wellness Fits Into It)

On Travel 'n' Wellness

While chatting on Skype with my parents this past weekend, I shared my newfound philosophy on life with them. They listened patiently, like they always do, but proceeded to move on in the conversation.

However, before they did so, I stopped my Dad and said, "HOLD ON, A SEC. I want to hear your thoughts about my insights on life!"

As I've mentioned in a previous post, personal wellness is critical because of the freedom it provides. Yes, traveling is liberating by itself; but, when combined with wellness, it enables human beings to carry out two specific actions:

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