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“Isn’t it Dangerous There?”—a Reflection on Travel & Good Vibes.

get elephant's newsletter     “Isn’t it dangerous there?” You ask if Turkey is full of ha...

“We Are What we Eat” is only Half the Truth. {Partner}

get elephant's newsletter This is a post written by Gundry MD—an Elephant partner. We’re honored to work with anyone this dedicated to helping us take better care of our bodies, and feel healt...

“You can’t do Crunches in a Yoga Class. That’s not Real Yoga.”

get elephant's newsletter As a yoga teacher, I’ve heard people say “You can’t do crunches in a yoga class. That’s not real yoga.” But the truth is, you can be doing nearly anything and pr...

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Why You Are Not Getting What You Want...

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9 Reasons You Need To Visit Sardinia, Italy...

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9 Reasons You Need To Visit Sardinia, Italy...

Sardinia is an Italian island that lies

Why I Dropped Everything & Moved to the ...

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The Power of Waiting (When You Don’t Know W...

“Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It

Why I Dropped Everything & Moved to the Virgin Islands to Become a Bartender at 22.

May 4, 2018/8:48 am

get elephant's newsletter This weekend, someone asked me to name three interesting facts about myself. Is it just me, or is it super awkward when someone asks a question like this? It’s like ...

The Power of Waiting (When You Don’t Know What to Do)

May 4, 2018/4:33 am

“Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.” ~I Ching  Waiting has a bad rap in modern Western society. It’s not surprising that I had to look to an anc...

15 Lessons on How to Surround Yourself With Good Friends (and Less Enemies)

May 4, 2018/3:18 am

Be honest: how many good friends do you have? If you are a man, the chances are slim that you have a tribe of good friends. As men New York Times article we tend to become isolated. [1] Women, in spi...

Showing Signs of a Nervous Breakdown? 15 Quick Fixes to Help You Re-Center

May 4, 2018/3:18 am

Emotional breakdown can present itself in the form of crises when you have reached peak stress in your life. Signs of a nervous breakdown can present themselves as anxiety attacks, depression or full-...

Write on Elephant Journal! Get Paid! Maybe! (Here’s winners in April)

May 3, 2018/11:13 pm

get elephant's newsletter Want to write on elephant? Don’t want to read the below? Click here to begin.\   Major exciting update: we are moving, finally, to our own half-built internal E...

The Simple Pleasure of Clearing Piled Up Work & Chores

May 3, 2018/10:43 pm

Yesterday we arrived home here in Davis, CA from a monthlong trip to Tokyo and Guam … and today I’ve been on a lovely spree, clearing out inboxes and processing paper mail and taki...

How to Fall in Love & have it Last Forever.

May 3, 2018/10:33 pm

get elephant's newsletter Forever isn’t an illusion, but believing that it will always be easy is. When it comes to love, it seems that everything is impermanent except our cynicism. We barter an...

There’s no Easy way to Hack Meditation.

May 3, 2018/9:58 pm

get elephant's newsletter I started meditating again recently. There’s no easy way to hack meditation. It’s just sitting, breathing, and being with your body—that’s it. If there is any kind...

Westerners: What to know before you book that Luxury Vacation in a Developing Country.

May 3, 2018/9:58 pm

get elephant's newsletter I’m the only Western employee at an eco-resort in Palawan. For those of you who, like me before I arrived, haven’t heard of the island, it’s in the Philippines, and...

How Traveling can help us create Better Versions of Ourselves.

May 3, 2018/9:28 pm

get elephant's newsletter To quote Roy T. Bennett, “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” It’s true that in or...