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I’ve come to truly enjoy dining solo. There’s something out-of-the-ordinary and adventurous about it. It’s just you, your food, and an endless spectrum of sensations. When I was much younger I used to feel sorry for myself when I did things alone. “Waaaaa! I have no friends!” bawled my ego. (Our ego is usually full of ...

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Sometimes I freak-out. Life as an eco-conscious vegan can be… Hard. Not only is there just a mess of animal products in almost every “eating” establishment here in Paris, but also, I can’t just “go shoe shopping” because… All dem shoes are made of cow. Or made of toxic plastic in Bangladesh by other women-humans like myself, but with utterly miserable ...

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Last night I dreamt I met Tim Ferriss. I was sitting down on a park bench reading a book about Vagabonding that he recommends, and there he came… strolling along with his little beanie. I waved at him, and showed him proudly what I was reading, and then almost immediately following his approving nod, I convinced him ...

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I’ve been taking advantage of the great outdoors while in Seattle. Mountaineering (sort of), bird watching, and general frolicking in nature. It’s been my saving grace as I pore through the bounteous boxes of my childhood, attempting to further Marie Kondo my life. Taking breaks from chucking plastic toys and stuffed animals into Goodwill bags, to commune ...

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In the grand scheme of things, whether or not you bring your own superfood trail mix on your next plane trip may not matter as much as we think it does. (Thinking deep thoughts today.) I mean… my best friend just created the most magnificent human ever from nothing — human cells and stardust — which just ...

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Lately I’ve been all about Nessun Dorma. You know, like… Pavarotti. I’ve been listening to it on repeat and, of course, singing along. (Much to the chagrin of my neighbors. Even if I am a singer, my classical coloratura days are most likely far behind me… plus I’m not a man.) But there’s something so cathartic about ...

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Mindfulness might be the biggest buzzword of our time. Every day we read more and more articles about the benefits of meditation, morning rituals, and how a mindfulness practice can reduce stress and transform our lives. We’ve signed up for Headspace, do our 5-Minute Journal, and we dream of yoga retreats. Mindfulness is totally on our radar. ...

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Let’s talk about nostalgia. So many of my minimalism efforts are thwarted by…  nostalgia. Where does this sensation come from, and why does it have such power over me? Now I realize that I’m somewhat of an extreme case. Just to give you an idea of Ann on the Nostalgia Meter: I listen to old music ...

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