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Hate packing? Navigating your emotions and overcoming packing anxiety

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I hate packing.   The guest bed was covered in stacks of outfits in varying coordinated color schemes, along with scarves, jackets, shoes, toiletries, passport, and books. I was so excited about the upcoming trip to Europe, that I was strategizing my packing weeks before departure. I agonized over every detail, trying to anticipate what…

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The second week of October is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe for introverted (creative) professionals

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The second week of October is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe for introverted (creative) professionals.   You work hard. Your time is spent in focused care of your patients or clients, filled with professional socializing and expert advising. Problem-solving, implementation, follow-up, and documentation consume your daily energy stores.   You live with a…

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Ski a glacier in July: Stepping out of your normal and into a world of possibility

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I have skied every month of the year from November to June, but I had never skied in July until last summer. I try to embrace each season fully and enjoy the change of weather and activities. But in sports and in life sometimes we need to step over the line of normal and predictable…

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Work, play, and self-care intertwined. You can find the ultimate balance.

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Can you have it all? I stepped off the gondola and inhaled the high alpine air. The air was a mix of young fir growth and trail dust. A chilled breeze blew off the glacier above. While the air was slightly thinner, the panorama was greatly expanded.   I inhaled again and felt a release…

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Professionals Often Feel Lonely and Isolated. Are you one?

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Are you a professional who feels lonely and isolated?   Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, accountants, engineers, architects, lawyers, and many types of small business owners are educated, specialized, and often isolated.   Our work is done on a small island in the sea of other professional businesses surrounded by the vast ocean of humanity.…

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13 tips for introverts to beat energy-drain of professional travel

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed with a mild sense of dread before professional travels?   It’s fun to get out of the work rut, change the scenery, and travel to a new city. But fear of the unexpected, the pressure of learning or representing, and the overload of socializing can take the joy right out…

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The Dreaded S-word: How to Use Travel to Jump Out of a Slump

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The Dreaded S-word: How to use travel to jump out of a slump   January is passed. The excitement of holidays, gifts, and new year goals is wearing off. The northern hemisphere days are still short, the evenings lingering with darkness.   Are you eating healthy and hitting the gym? How about getting outside and…

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Reset Your Life and Travel with Intention by Throwing Out Your Dreams

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Throw out your dreams.  You may be feeling as startled as I did about the idea of tossing out your dreams.    I am a tenacious pursuer of my goals. I work hard to tick every box on the list, to feel that sense of accomplishment. I want to travel with intention, both in my…

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Are You a Travel Expert?

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Are you a travel expert?   Part I – In the travel groove I started traveling on my own in my mid-twenties after I finished my formal education. The dream of travel was a huge motivation pushing me through school. The first few trips, I was definitely a rookie, not a travel expert.   Generally,…

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Creating a Vacation Capstone in Missoula, MT

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Creating a Vacation Capstone in Missoula, MT   I woke up leisurely and stretched in bed. Big snowflakes were gently falling over the river outside my hotel room window. I was tired and happy. Then, a less pleasant feeling stiffened my muscles.   It was the feeling of dread.   I was wrapping up a…

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Dr. Julie Kellogg: New Year, Same Pandemic – Four Ways to Get on the Good Side of 2021

Dr. Julie Kellogg: This is NOT a COVID Story

You’ve found something fascinating, here, in your articulation of the texture concept. Saying the word, ‘texture’ almost compels one to feel it. I found myself thinking, too, after reading your stories, about the feeling of time slowing in those moments, about the time it takes to allow texture to do its work on us, about allowing beauty and awe and healing.

~@danmarks

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