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Language Learner and Avid Traveler. Travel Advisor & Advocate of Wholesome Healing. Tiny Home & Minimal Living. Ghostwriter.

The Importance of Loving Yourself Before Loving Others

If you could press pause, rewind ten years before now, offer yourself one piece of advice on relationships, and then press play again in current, what would you say?

If I could rewind 10 years back to my college freshman self, I would tell myself that yes, dating is great and exciting. Keep it up — but then I would go one step further to remind freshman me that the uncomfortable, confidence-crushing moments of relationships won’t break you.

If they do, press in.

If anything has consistently transcended into every area of my life it is this — that those…


Why going minimal worked for me

It’s no secret shifting trends towards downsizing, making more with less, pursuing quality over quantity, and living consciously within our daily routines have become welcomed priorities of many all around the world. For me, this has been a journey of small and incremental changes, unfolding before my eyes over the years in a beautiful and unexpected way. In full transparency, living minimally was something that began as a technique for creating convenience within a lifestyle of constant moving and transitioning. Over time, this easy out for convenience over stuff if you will, evolved into something filled with much deeper meaning…


Tips to keep up the miles during rainy summer months

Whether you run for a hobby, sport, health, or all of the above, you are likely familiar with the unfortunate timing of being caught miles out into a run, with a torrential downpour above. Here in the south, these rainy months are the norm spring through fall. Developing a plan to outsmart the weather, no matter your geographic location, is difficult to perfect; some would argue, impossible. …


“Lost in translation” and the significance of its impact on our everyday routines.

As a second language learner for many years now, I have become increasingly aware of just how big an impact communication can play on the everyday success of our interactions.

Interpretation (spoken) and translation (written) are but two ways we often regulate the intake and output of words. Some would say that interpreting, as with translation, can be accurately assumed to be more fundamentally described as the art of paraphrasing. It is of utmost importance to possess knowledge of the subject at hand in order to thoughtfully participate in an active, and accurate, exchange between two individuals. …


Thailand. One of the most beautifully diverse environments I have had the privilege of visiting. For those of you who have had the privilege of experiencing a taste of its beauty, get ready for a read that will ignite your senses of heart-warming memories. For those of you have who not yet had the time to check this destination off your list, grab a pen, your Pinterest, or whatever other platform that suits your preferences, and get ready to be inspired.

Thailand is a diverse environment filled with the most sincerest of people. As international travel begins to open back…


Life as a Travel Advisor during 2020

As with millions, I was privileged to have been sent out into the workforce with a master’s degree, a passion for my field, and not an inkling of understanding for what was to come just one year forward. As with many, relentless pursuit of job opportunities and externships bombard the minds of the most soon-to-be graduates of university. What job will I fit well within? How can I find an opportunity that not only allows for me to excel but for me to contribute with such little experience and a myriad of degrees?

Being offered a job within a field…


Have you ever wondered how many of the items you allow into your body on a daily basis actually cause an equal amount of harm than good? A few years ago I returned to the States from living in China and decided to tackle a Master’s program. Moving to China after undergraduate studies had been something my sights were set on for many years. Pursuing a master’s degree, however, was not. Living and working in Asia directly following graduation was the thrill of a lifetime, as well as the experience I needed to grow up a bit. …


How to run and stay healthy

“You need to lay off the miles, running is ruining your health” Wait, what? For those of you in the running community, we all know the sting of the above advice. One thing I have learned over the years in becoming an endurance runner is that every runner has a story. And for most, taking up running as a new hobby can often, in and of itself, be our attempt at running away from something else. …


Learning To Improve Our Overall Environment

Difficult people can sneak up in every facet of our daily lives. I dare say, that in the unanimous agreement of those around me, we have all found ourselves interacting with these joy-sucking, life-draining, sad individuals.

Maybe we can go so far as to say we have all been that person at one point in time. For many of us, we work relentlessly to avoid interactions with these headache inducers, and for some, we are them. No matter our season of life, it is important to foster self-awareness in our words and actions towards others.

“Show respect to people who…

Emily Rose

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