What No One Tells You About Headlines

WHAT NO ONE

Can I rant? Well I’m going to so buckle up. Attention grabbing headlines infuriate me. Why? You know that person at The Bay who sprays perfume on you and tells you “this scent was made for you“, or that person at the cash register who says, “you’re only getting one of these shirts? But it’s 2 for $25, you’d better get two.” Well basically a catchy headline is no different from these salespeople pushing their product on you. This irked me to begin with, but what makes me even more mad is that I feel like I’ve reached a point where IΒ need to become that pushy salesperson or else be lost in the realm of un-clicked articles sitting neglected in some dusty corner of the internet.

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Reasons to Travel- #1 Get Inspired

Reasons to Travel

Before I came home I was really excited; I thought that all my time away would help me see everything in a new light, and I would be able to see new things in my familiar world and write about them. Yet somehow, since I’ve actually been home my inspiration has fizzled from an ardent flame to the coals glowing in the fireplace as it dies out.

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Book Review: Saltwater Buddha by Jaimal Yogis

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Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

This is one of my all-time favourite books, and one of the few books that I have read more than once. I’m sure many of us dream of leaving everything behind and discovering ourselves in a new and unfamiliar environment. In many ways that is what I did when I left for Australia at the drop of a hat. Maybe because I had already read this book by then, I had the courage to do that.

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Travel Theme: Flutter

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Don’t be fooled by how secure I look in this picture; I’m actually standing over 100 feet above the ground on a small metal platform in a giant tree. To put it into perspective look at how far below me those other treetops are-that’s the rainforest canopy, and I’m about 20 feet above that. To say my heart was fluttering at this moment would be a bit of an understatement. I’m really proud of myself for this moment because I think this was the first time I conquered one of my biggest fears.

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Winter’s Facade

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It is amazing how much life can be found beneath winter’s barren front. As I walked through the forest today a chorus of songbirds and the gentle trickle of the melting river comforted me. Several woodpeckers knocked in the distance; I wish I had binoculars so I could have looked for them.

Winter has a solemn way of appearing still and silent when seen through a window, but doesn’t everything lose its vigour when viewed through glass? Once you finally venture outside, you discover how much life is bustling amidst the frozen world.

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Life Hacks to Combat Hoarding

Hoarding. We all do it-to a certain extent.Β I have way too much stuff, so much that it stresses me out. When I went to Australia I thought I only brought the bare minimum. After spending five months there I noticed that even that was too much. A lot of the things I brought only sat neglected in a corner, unused even though they had made the cut to journey across the world.

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