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Why We All Need to Watch This Movie About Cambodia

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First They Killed My Father deepens understanding and helps bring compassion to the connected world in which we live. **Trigger warning: This talks honestly about what we came to learn and witnessed in Cambodia. There are some heartbreaking and ugly facts but ones you should know more about.  Mom Says Do me a favour. Open your hand up and run your fingers over your palm. What do you feel? Are they soft and smooth? Are your nail beds clean and well groomed? Manicured even? Or are they rough? Do they feel worn and full of callouses? Have they been working
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Out of Time.

Paint
When All Your Reasons Have Run Out. I have no more excuses. None. The summer treated us with divine gifts. A series of golden moments with family, friends, as a couple, and on our own. We embraced new interests and reconnected with old passions. We sat silently on the dock, and took time to find a deeper gratitude and appreciation for the country we live in.  We even found a place to live and a place to work. Well, Chris did. Now it's my turn. Big Girl Underpants When we decided to come home, we made a conscious choice to give
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Hitting Reset & The Trust Factor.

Ziplining in Banos Ecuador
We Started Again. In The Middle of Our Lives. You just gotta believe it will all work out.  We talk a lot about the universe in our world. About it aligning; putting energy into the right place; thinking positive and about trusting the flow of life. Sure, to some it might seem all a bit Hippity Dippity (as my family/friends have been known to call it). To me, I can absolutely 100% feel when I am fighting what should be moving along naturally in our life. I seriously love pushing past my comfort zone. I like taking on challenges. But
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A Kid-Free Summer.

Round the world Family travel
What we wish we knew about sending our kids away. We joke about being kid-free for the summer, letting loose, partying like it's 1999. Whooping it up, staying up late, sleeping in, reading, writing and relaxing sounds pretty much like heaven right? We never expected it to feel like this. Dad Says: Well, here is something I don't ever think I would have admitted in public before… I really miss my family when they are not around. My kids, fresh off an 8 month adventure around the world and often living in the same room for weeks at a time,
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What It Feels Like To Be Home

Bolivian Salt Flats
Learning to let it flow after travelling the world I am sitting at the dining room table in our friend's house soaking in the silence. Alone. For the first time in 240 days. It's quiet. So quiet. Almost too quiet after months of being surrounded by family, crowing roosters, honking horns, feuding cats or yelling neighbours. Trekking through the Sahara Desert was a surreal and serene experience Getting up close and personal feeding and bathing elephants in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Discovering paradise in the Maldives Sunrise at Angor Wat, Cambodia Oh. Canada. I don't quite know what to make of it to be
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Hang to Dry – Taking Time to Chill On the Line

ViewfromVilla
Downtime and Laundry Have Me in Heaven We arrive at our latest place to stay and it feels like we have jumped into a movie set. The view is insanely beautiful. We keep waiting for someone to show up and tell us that we have the wrong house. That we should actually be staying in the garage, not the main villa overlooking the water in a small seaside town on the coast of Greece. It is everything you imagine a greek villa should look like, right down to the whitewashed walls and marble in every room. We have fallen upon this place via
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