“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the playitsafers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” — Cecil Beaton

The Expat Chat | Episode 117: Eradicating Leprosy, Raising Kids and Selling Coffee – Joshua Jagelman | The Expat Chat

Looking for inspiration? Look no further. In this, the premier episode of the return of one of my favorite podcasts, The Expat Chat, Joshua Jagelman shares his truly inspiring story about... the important things in life! Thanks for bringing the podcast back, Tony! Looking forward to many more inspiring stories! -- Lane Beck, 18 April …

What One Year of Meditation Has Taught Me

[This post is Part 2 of a 3-Part Series. A link to Part 1 appears below...] One year ago I started this blog. I had never blogged before. It has been a journey. You can read that post titled 'What One Year of Blogging Has Taught Me', which is Part 1 of this 3-Part series. …

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” –Henry David Thoreau

#quotes #inspiration #dreams

Artisan Four Ingredient, No Knead Bread In Five Minutes – The Easiest, Most Frugal Bread On Earth ~ Chief Mom Officer

Interesting that I came across this recipe from Liz at Chief Mom Officer at the same time we are experimenting with bread starters. Maybe this will be the one that actually works out! So far, not much luck and too stubborn and resourceful to buy a bread maker. 😉 Which homemade artisan bread recipes have …

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou

I love this quote from Maya Angelou because it reminds me that everyone is on a different point in their own unique journey. ... but sometimes I still think some people are just trying to piss me off! 😉

How to travel from Spain to Morocco by ferry | Kate’s Travel Tips

Did you know you can take a 30 - 40 minute ferry ride from Spain to Morocco? If you're visiting southern Spain you might as well see Morocco too—it's so close there's no excuse not to go! Tarifa and Algeciras are the principal cities that offer frequent ferry rides throughout the day. — Read on http://www.katestraveltips.com/2018/04/14/how-to-travel-from-spain-to-morocco-by-ferry/

Your Money? Or Your Life? – Afford Anything

An excellent TL;DR summary of THE most influential FI book I have read to date from Paula Pant at Afford Anything. Vicki Robin has just released a new updated version of Your Money or Your Life... very highly recommended! -- Lane Beck, 14 Apr 2018, San Diego, CA Your Money? Or Your Life? - Afford …

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” — Dennis P. Kimbro

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What One Year of Blogging Has Taught Me

[This post is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series. Stay Tuned for Parts 2 and 3] Well, I made it. Today is my 1-year anniversary of blogging. One year certainly was not my goal when I began blogging. At the time, it was more of "I wonder if this will lead me anywhere?" Inspired by …