Stop Work Travel | 2016 February

February, 2016

 

Here are my recommended strategies. Some of them I practiced in the past, but they have taken on greater meaning and importance on this trip. Gratitude. Every day I write down 3 things I am grateful for, and what I affirm for myself. I always feel uplifted by this simple practice. Forgiveness. Every day I do a brief but deep ritual to release blame and judgement of myself and …

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I was so excited to be on the road exploring Europe – making up each day and route, and seeing places I had longed to see for the first time. My pace was rapid, and I was having a blast! Then one day I arrive in Milan, and suddenly can’t turn my neck in either direction – oops! There was no physical cause. What was my neck trying to tell …

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My third tale about Nordic hardiness is about a guy who met his moose. On my autumn visit to northern Sweden and Norway, I opted for a very long train ride from Oslo all the way up to Narvik, at the 68th parallel. I wanted to see the fjords and the northern lights. In the south, I enjoyed beautiful scenery of lakes and tall leafy deciduous trees. Here in the …

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Can the Nords of today, for example, endure a flight from Southeast Asia to Scandinavia – 11 hours – with no urge to visit the loo? I was waiting for my flight to Malaysia from an airport in a small city in Thailand. There was a large Swedish tour group checking in for their return flight home. I heard a stunning announcement. This was on a day in January …

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The quirky little town of Genoa has a saloon with a red brick façade; the sign welcomes visitors to “the oldest thirst parlor in Nevada.” Across the street is a bar proclaiming itself to be the youngest. The antique and jewelry stores are chock-full of genuine items – everything from rusty square nails used by gold miners to gorgeous silver jewelry crafted by local native artists. There is a striking …

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