Category Archives: Mind-Altering Experiences

How to Conquer Anything with Cerebral Palsy – Inspiring Story

How to Conquer Anything with Cerebral Palsy – Inspiring Story

As someone with Cerebral Palsy, I never imagined I would travel very far without my parents or my fiancé by my side to help me with anything I may need.

However, during my sophomore year of college, my roommate got the opportunity to travel to England for three weeks for a class.

I told my parents about this great opportunity my roommate was applying for, never imagining that something like that could happen to me.

We didn’t have the money; the trip would require a lot of walking and physical activity that I wouldn’t be able to do, there were a million reasons for me not to go.

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Rainfall on a Desert Tribe – My Life-Changing Travel to Africa

Rainfall on a Desert Tribe – My Life-Changing Travel to Africa

When I traveled to Kenya a few years ago, I saw things that astonished me. A man beaten with a stick, a toddler nursing publicly, bare-breasted women, and children dressed in plastic bags. But interestingly, what surprised me the most was meeting a remote desert tribe that lacked something fundamental to human existence: water.

            I was on a mission trip and, as always, I expected God to change people. But this time, he changed all of us one evening as we rolled along the dark desert sea, waves of sand billowing in the night under a heavy purple sky. But let me take you back to my time in the desert so you can see what I mean.

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From Backpacking Street Musician to Front Page News And TV in Salta

From Backpacking Street Musician to Front Page News And TV in Salta

My first two years out of high school were spent working at boring 9-to-5 jobs. The thing is, what really was in my head was music and travelling. I’ve always had a knack for putting myself to the test.

Crossing the limit of my personal boundaries has always been a hobby of mine. I like seeing how much I can take and how far I can go.

That said, it isn’t hard to imagine that I wasn’t enjoying my job at all. All I did was hope that my future would be completely different.

But hoping doesn’t last long for me, so I quit. I knew that music was my passion, and that was what I wanted to do. How would I make money though?

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How Ecstatic Dance in Bali Changed My Life

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Before you imagine me as a shy wallflower, lurking meekly in the shadows when music is playing, rest assured that is not me. I happily dance at live music gigs. I float around merrily at festivals. I’ve busted a move in my kitchen and in the middle of a grocery store aisle.

Still, ecstatic dance changed my life.

For the uninitiated, let me explain: Ecstatic dance events are organized often through yoga studios as an invitation for participants to enjoy free-form expressions of movement with minimal instruction and great music.

The lights are low. It’s usually really hot. Good ecstatic dance events have scores of people, enough to fill a room but not so many that you don’t have the space to move your limbs. These events are often held in the evening.

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I was reunited with traditional alternative medicines my family practiced when money was short

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I am not a religious person by any means. Usually when someone asks me, I respond with, “Well I was raised Catholic, BUT,”, and that’s a good enough answer for them. I came to Belize to study Health, Belief and Ethnomedicine.

As an anthropology major with a focus in medical anthropology, I was very interested in understanding the role biomedicine plays in these communities as compared to the role traditional medicine plays.

I did not, however, realize how much of healing and medicine is based in a person’s spirit, and I certainly didn’t think my study abroad would double as a spiritual retreat. From cupping, to meditation in caves, I rediscovered a part of myself that had been denied by the binary systems of the Global North.

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5 Unexpected Ways Traveling to China Changed my World View

I’ve been traveling to China a few times a year for my job and it has changed my world view in some unexpected ways.

I think previously I could have been defined as what you’d call a snobbish traveler from my years traveling in North America, Europe and Southern Africa.

I thought that I knew it all. China has an unexpected way of flipping the script and my travels there deeply impacted me on how I see the world.

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Transformational Travel in Life-Changing Monaco

Since we had arrived in the dark of night, I had literally no idea what it would look like outside my window when I awoke the next morning.

Even though I was fighting a moderate case of jet lag, the sun shining through the open window proved to be an irresistible draw. So I mustered my strength and enthusiasm, threw off the sheets, and wandered over to the daylight flooding into the upstairs bedroom.

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Top 3 Ways Living On Guam Changed My Life

We lived in San Diego for 5 years when he told me he needed a fresh start. We agreed together we would go “anywhere but here” so he asked to Navy for new orders.

We had two months to make our way to his new job is Guam. I was thrilled but terrified. Many things impacted me while I experienced this journey some more than others. Here’s the Top 3 Ways Living On Guam Changed My Life.

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How My Life Changed When I Put My Spanish to Use – Transformative Travel

When I was 8 years old, I dreaded Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3-4:30pm. My mom, like any mom, wanted nothing but the best for me and my brother, so she signed both of us up for after-school Spanish classes.

She wanted to give us both the gift of speaking a foreign language, and she hoped that one day we both would obtain fluency in a language other than our native tongue.

Looking back on my childhood, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity that she gave me, but I sure did not feel that way when I was in the moment.

I complained about going, fought her endlessly about it, and did anything I could to get out of the lessons. I would always complain about having to go to “extra school” after the regular school day and about how learning a second language was pointless.

Against my will, I continued in the lessons until my school began to incorporate Spanish into their curriculum a few years later.

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How I lived in a remote village in the Black Forest in Germany in a raw vegan Ashram

As an American, it can be hard to distinguish between what is a temporary health fad and what could potentially be a lifelong health transformation.

I could sense I was not going down the right path when it came to my lifestyle, specifically, I was worried about my diet and the impact my environment had on me.

I have a very typical life when looking at the spectrum for 26-year-old Americans. I am a graduate student. I wake up at six. I make a pot of coffee for my whole family myself.

I drink two cups of coffee with a “natural” oat bar that oddly also has 15 grams of sugar. I get in my car; drive 15 minutes to the university. Drink more coffee. Go to class. More coffee. Write. Coffee. Sandwich. Coffee. Car. House. Netflix. Sleep. Repeat.

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