Discomfort Zone: How to Master the Universe

‘The only thing I can’t stand is discomfort.’ ~Gloria Steinem Of all the skills I’ve learned in the past 7 years of changing my life, one skill stands out: Learning to be comfortable with discomfort. If you learn this skill, you can master pretty much anything. You can beat procrastination, start exercising, make your diet healthier, […]

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The Value of a Good Hobby

Do you have a hobby? Anyone who’s ever experienced the stress of everyday life knows that having a hobby can be a real life-saver. Adopting a regular hobby or past-time can help fight the blues, keep you healthy, and invigorate your mind and body. Doing an activity you enjoy can literally add years onto your […]


Creating an Adventurous Life – No Room for Regrets!

Are you leading an adventurous life? If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what adventurous thing would you do today? Sometimes we forget how short life really is. There are no guarantees. You might live until you’re 100 years old (or more!), or your number might be up tomorrow. You just never know. […]

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A New Simplicity


 (An Excerpt from Nurturing the Soul of Your Family)   Many of us feel called to simplify our lives and do less. Not a fluffy, it-would-be-nice-to-have-clean-closets simplicity, but a new way of being. This new simplicity is about purging and streamlining our thinking, our doing, our giving and receiving, and, of course, our stuff. We […]

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What are YOUR 43 Things?

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I’ve been a fan of goals website 43 Things for awhile, although I don’t use it on a daily basis. What I love about it is that it forces you to think about what you want to achieve, what you’d like to do this year, or over the next two or five or 10 years. If you […]

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Adopt These 5 Action Verbs & Change Your Life


If you’re anything like me, you’ve had the experience of being “stuck.” And by that I mean, “stuck” in a place where nothing in your life is really moving forward. When I’m in that place I have trouble getting motivated. In that place it feels like my goals are either too hard or too “meh.” […]

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Valentine’s Day Bucket List – Do You Have One?

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What does Valentine’s Day have to do with life lists and adventurous living? Well, Marelisa Fabrega over at Daring to Live Fully has written a great article entitled “74 Heartfelt Ideas For Your Valentine’s Day Bucket List,” that provides you with some great ideas for making your Valentine’s Day […]

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Like to Climb? Check Out This Article on Matador!

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Now, climbing anything has not made an appearance on my life list, and until recently I was pretty sure it never would. What changed my mind? Matador Network recently published an amazing photo-article entitled “50 Places You Can’t Reach Without Climbing.” I clicked over to it on a whim, started looking at the photographs, and […]

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7 Pieces of Advice on Setting Your Dreams in Motion


So, you’ve got your life list in your hand and are ready to move forward with your dreams.  But you can’t. You’re frozen with… Fear? Overwhelm? Indecision? You’re not alone. I’ve been in your shoes, and I know those feelings. And I’m here to tell you that you will be fine. Everything will be OK. […]

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The 46 Places to Go in 2013

Berkeley River in the Kimberley region of Australia.

The New York Times has published an awesome article showcasing “The 46 Places to Go in 2013.” Some of the places listed are long-time favorites like #1 – Rio de Janeiro, #6 – Amsterdam, #11 – Singapore, and #20 – Puerto Rico. Others, though, are refreshingly new.  For example: #13 – White Salmon River, Washington, […]

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Add Adventure to Your Life with Online Courses

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You may think that in order to have an adventure you have to get in peak physical condition, spend a lot of money, and/or travel to far off locations. And you know what? It’s just not true! There are many ways in which you can widen your horizons and experience adventure. This article discusses just […]

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36 Great Tips for Keeping Travel as Simple as Possible


“He who would travel happily must travel light.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (This week’s post is courtesy of Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.com!) […]

This Year – Do The Things You Thought You Couldn’t Do!


At one time or another, everyone has had some achievement or activity that we thought was absolutely beyond us. Things […]

Create an Incredibly Adventurous Life in the New Year!

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Do you want a more adventurous life? Just in case you haven’t figured this out, I’m taking this opportunity to […]

Have Fun – Make Your Life Flourish

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Do You Have Fun? This week Adventurous Lives hosts a guest post by Mary Kay Buttery.  Mary Kay’s desire is […]

5 Ways To SuperSize Your Life

McDonald’s does it, why shouldn’t you? Life is filled with choices; why not choose to live life in a more […]

Ultimate Adventure Bucket List 2013

The folks at National Geographic have published their new Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for 2013. “Twenty esteemed Adventurers of the […]

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