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Be Brave! Join me in adoring Amsha

I recently watched a TEDtalk on how to start a movement. Maybe you’ve seen it. In the 3 minute talk, Derek Sivers proposes that while a movement does require the audaciousness of one person who is willing to get out there and get the ball rolling, — he uses a video of a shirtless dude dancing crazily in public to illustrate his point– one person, however, does not a movement make. He further illustrates that the actions of that one...

Sleeping and Showering With Ganesh???

I know that its kind of kitschy, but I can’t help but adore this whimsical shower curtain featuring the artwork of Venezuelan born-Miami artist Valentina Ramos.  This mixed media artist uses paints and Rapidograph pens to create works that are both unique and inspirational. Happily for us, the home furnishings company, DENY Designs offers innovative bedding, shower curtains, wall prints  and wall clocks featuring the designs of Ramos as well as over 100 other independent artists. Throw pillows start at $39 and shower curtains can be ordered from...

NOVICA: Gift shopping that gives back

Novica is a shopping site created in association with National Geographic that is dedicated to offering hard to find goods by artists and artisans from around the globe. Not only can you find jewelry, home decor, artwork and accessories from places like Bali, Brazil, Thailand and West Africa, but Novica also includes a blurb about the artist who created each item, giving you a better insight on the life of the person you are supporting with your purchases. For you savvy shoppers, the website...

Sweet Smell of Success: A Pay-It-Forward Giveaway!

You may have heard me say this before, but my ultimate goal for this blog is to figure out how to monetize it (in a cool way). That way I can spend my days actually being paid to work on it while traveling the world full-time. A big dream, I know. Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending Internet Prophets LIVE! A 3-day event featuring 29 SEO, marketing, branding, software and coaching experts who shared more internet knowledge than you can stuff...

Art for the traveling He(art)

What does your travel-guide/phrase-book look like after a long trip? Are the pages dog-eared with write-ups of local attractions and hotels circled or highlighted with red and yellow pen? Do you have the phone numbers of tour guides, locals in-the-know or taxicab companies scribbled in the margins??? You do, if you are anything like me. And, on top of that, your travel maps are riddled with pin holes and tears from the stress of being folded and refolded every which...

Livin' La Vida Bonita: Victoria's Secret freebie deal!

Give those dry lips a quench of shimmer and shine with a limited time freebie offer from Victoria’s Secret. Available only through 2/2/2012 you can score a free lip gloss with any purchase in-store by using the coupon found here. Why not take a cue from South American Victoria’s Secret beauties Adriana Lima and Ana Paula Araujo and choose tropically inspired Beauty Rush Lip Gloss flavors Passion Fruit Pop, Bananas or Guava Girl. With the sweet scent of these native...