My Vipassana Meditation Experience, shared by Brittany Taylor

“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.”

-Hugh Jackman

Ever wonder what it would be like to experience 100 hours of silence? “Noble Silence” as those who practice Vipasanna call it. How challenging and intense would it really be? How rewarding and fulfilling?

Fortunately for us, Brittany Taylor has shared her experience attending one of the most intense centers on the globe, Dhamma Ābhā,  in Phitsanulok, Thailand. In this awesome clip, Brittany shares the highs and lows of her 10 day experience with us.  If you have ever considered a retreat, check out Brittany’s journey and check out the Vipassana Wise Reads below:

Brittany Taylor is a global nomad living out of a backpack and her RV “Winnie”. She travels the world while coaching, operating multiple YouTube channels, and a hosting some epic events! She is a self described “seeker” and works to find abundance in life with minimal attachments. Brittany describes her struggles leaving attachments for a nomadic lifestyle, her trials when the few items she has in her backpack were lost, how she finances a free lifestyle, as well as her connections with other nomads in her travels.

She has recently embarked on a connection with Conor McMillen to create a program called Creating Epic Relationships as well as a channel centered on inspiring authentic relationships. Connect with Brittany and Conor on their channel and website,which includes relationship programs, a recipe book and events listings.

Many thanks to Brittany for sharing her Vipasanna experience, may her 2017 be happy and fulfilling!

Have a great weekend!

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How to Be Alone, shared by Tanya Davis & Andrea Dorfman

“What should young people do with their lives today? The most daring thing is to create stable communities in which loneliness can be cured.”

-Kurt Vonnegut-

How can we be alone without feeling lonely? Are there acceptable places where we can start to embrace being alone? Why does society fear those who are alone? Today’s video shared by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman helps us unlock the hidden power behind loneliness.

Tanya Davis, a Halifax Poet Laureate and musician, wrote the poem which she brings to life in this short clip. Encouraging us to step into being alone in the accepted places first; the bath, library, and the gym. Things we may have previously avoided can open to us by embracing being alone. Check out her awesome creation here:

How to Be Alone

And for further investigation, check out the School of Life’s publication!

How to Be Alone (The School of Life)

If you want to learn more about Tanya, her wonderful performances and music, connect to her website and many YouTube clips.  Andrea Dorfman’s stunning art and animations can be found via her site and channel as well.

Many thanks to these two artists and the beautiful work they have created together. Hope you enjoy this exploration into the healing power of loneliness.

Have a great weekend and Stay Wise!

My Vipassana Meditation Experience, shared by Brittany Taylor

“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.”

-Hugh Jackman

Ever wonder what it would be like to experience 100 hours of silence? “Noble Silence” as those who practice Vipasanna call it. How challenging and intense would it really be? How rewarding and fulfilling?

Fortunately for us, Brittany Taylor has shared her experience attending one of the most intense centers on the globe, Dhamma Ābhā,  in Phitsanulok, Thailand. In this awesome clip, Brittany shares the highs and lows of her 10 day experience with us.  If you have ever considered a retreat, check out Brittany’s journey and check out the Vipassana Wise Reads below:

Brittany Taylor is a global nomad living out of a backpack and her RV “Winnie”. She travels the world while coaching, operating multiple YouTube channels, and a hosting some epic events! She is a self described “seeker” and works to find abundance in life with minimal attachments. Brittany describes her struggles leaving attachments for a nomadic lifestyle, her trials when the few items she has in her backpack were lost, how she finances a free lifestyle, as well as her connections with other nomads in her travels.

She has recently embarked on a connection with Conor McMillen to create a program called Creating Epic Relationships as well as a channel centered on inspiring authentic relationships. Connect with Brittany and Conor on their channel and website,which includes relationship programs, a recipe book and events listings.

Many thanks to Brittany for sharing her Vipasanna experience, may her 2017 be happy and fulfilling!

Have a great weekend!

Millionaire Gives Money Away and Lives in VW Van, shared by Dylan Magaster

I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, ‘I love you.’ I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I’ve done my job.

-Lionel Richie-

What will be your legacy? Will it be the bank accounts, homes and cars we put so much work behind during life? Will it be the endless stream of photos on social media of our dinners, vacations and memes? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Dylan Magaster gives us the story of a man who decided his legacy would be unique and far-reaching.

Check out some Wise Van Living Guides below:

Mazzi is a young man raised by a wealthy family in Dubai, the showplace of material wealth. After having achieved millionaire status, with all the lavish toys and trophies, Mazzi found himself feeling empty and powerless. He gave away his wealth to help loved ones who were suffering with health issues and took off in a VW van to explore the world. Having maintained that business mindset, Mazzi created Spice of My People, a new company which donates its earnings to build medical centers in small towns and villages. Watch Mazzi’s story here and get a glimpse of the happiness he has found.

Dylan Magaster is a photographer and filmmaker hosting a channel featuring people who have created the life that they want. He focuses on Tiny houses, Van Life, Travel, and Adventure. Dylan created this awesome work while traveling in his van and encountering Mazzi. Learn more about Dylan and his passion via his channel, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Many thanks to Dylan and Mazzi for sharing this powerful story.

Hope you enjoy this story today, thanks for reading!

Have an awesome day and Stay Wise. Check out some Wise Van Living Guides below:

How to Be Alone, shared by Tanya Davis & Andrea Dorfman

“What should young people do with their lives today? The most daring thing is to create stable communities in which loneliness can be cured.”

-Kurt Vonnegut-

How can we be alone without feeling lonely? Are there acceptable places where we can start to embrace being alone? Why does society fear those who are alone? Today’s video shared by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman helps us unlock the hidden power behind loneliness.

Tanya Davis, a Halifax Poet Laureate and musician, wrote the poem which she brings to life in this short clip. Encouraging us to step into being alone in the accepted places first; the bath, library, and the gym. Things we may have previously avoided can open to us by embracing being alone. Check out her awesome creation here:

How to Be Alone

And for further investigation, check out the School of Life’s publication!

How to Be Alone (The School of Life)

If you want to learn more about Tanya, her wonderful performances and music, connect to her website and many YouTube clips.  Andrea Dorfman’s stunning art and animations can be found via her site and channel as well.

Many thanks to these two artists and the beautiful work they have created together. Hope you enjoy this exploration into the healing power of loneliness.

Have a great weekend and Stay Wise!

Where to Travel in 2017: 12 Places to Go! Shared by Hey Nadine

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

-Anita Desai

Some of us are looking to move our feet and visit places we’ve never been or even go back to places we’ve might have been and love. Maybe the end of 2016 one of your New Year’s resolutions would be to take the time to travel a bit more. Experience life more as well as other cultures and foods.

Maybe at this point you’re unsure of just where to travel to. If you’re looking to experience life in places outside the United States, then you’re in luck! This particular video by Hey Nadine talks about places they have been, enjoyed and give short descriptions on these various places. Greenland, Patagonia, Morocco, Belize, New Zealand, Bali, Paraguay, China, Cuba are places that these young ladies recommend traveling to
this year (2017).

Go and experience what they did! Keep in mind you may have a different point of view than they did. They did state that their own destination of choice for 2017 is Ethiopia, India and Madagascar. Check out these Wise Travel Reads for some inspiration too!

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 (Lonely Planet’s the Best in Travel)

2017 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide (Good Sams Rv Travel Guide & Campground Directory)

Maybe you’re feeling a bit anxious just thinking about traveling outside of the United States to the places they recommend- that’s normal. Traveling can make you anxious especially if you have the hunger to travel to a place you’ve never been.

Put feelers out on Facebook (if you have an account). There are so many groups on that particular platform that have different traveling groups to answer the questions you may have. They can give you tips on where to stay, where to eat and where to go to experience the culture. By listening to people that have been to a particular place and or even researching (on your own) the place can help ease that anxious feeling you may be having.

Remember knowledge is power (and reduces the anxious feeling)!

Cheers!

Contributed by C. Hill

Living In A Car – My Story, shared by Hobo Ahle

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”

-Leonardo da Vinci

What if adventure could be yours without changing jobs or becoming a millionaire? How does one gainfully employed young woman use her income to travel and enjoy the world’s great gifts? Could we all find contentment in the small but adequate shelter provided by a vehicle?  Today’s Daily Dose shared by Hobo Ahle shows us how she made the choice to live life on her terms!

I began following Ahle after being intrigued by her choice to live in a car, a very compact car at that point. She documented using the facilities in her community to live a life of minimal fixed expenses. Since then I have been inspired by her journey and excited about her plans to become a van dweller. Check out her awesome van here!  If you’re intrigued about living a life of adventure like Ahle check out the Wise Reads below:

How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom

Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom

Spend some time with Hobo Ahle and her Channel, you may begin to appreciate simplicity in a new light. If you are interested in following her journey, connect with Ahle via YouTube and Instagram as she documents her travels. Many thanks to Ahle for sharing her journey and may her future be filled with more joy and adventure!

Have a great day and Stay Wise.