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My Journey To Becoming A Travel Blogger

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

No amount of money that I donated to a non-profit was going to do anything more than- possibly - provide a bowl of rice somewhere, which is a lot like sticking a Band-Aid on an amputation. What people needed more than anything were opportunities.

The Beginner's Guide To Couch Surfing

Annabel Acton | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Annabel Acton

After a breakup, a lot of people have their own Eat Pray Love moment. We're all for it and like to think that we help people finance their dreams by selling their breakup baggage.

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

To 'Magic' Is a Verb! A Book Review

Rio Helmi | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Rio Helmi

Accessible to the layman, of interest to experts, Pray, Magic, Heal is a must have for anyone whose has more than a superficial interest in Balinese culture.

The 10 Best On-Screen Biking Outfits to Copy This Summer

Bianca Heyward | Posted 05.27.2015 | Style
Bianca Heyward

Memorial Day weekend signaled the beginning of Citi Bike season in New York City, and everyone wants to look their best with the breeze blowing through their hair. After months of dark stationary indoor cycling, it's time to get back out there.

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 06.13.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.

'Eat, Pray, Love for Families': Wide-Open World Book Review

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Alison van Diggelen

The book really hits its stride when the family spends time at an orphanage in India, and Marshall forges a powerful connection with a little orphan named Job. He's a cheeky little fellow, who lectures Marshall on religion and politics and yet is fiercely loyal and protective.

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author's Advice On Heartbreak Is Just About Perfect

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce

Elizabeth Gilbert knows a thing or two about heartbreak. Eat, Pray, Love, her memoir the about the soul-searching journey she took post-divorce, was r...

Yoerg Barks Up Right Tree With Debut Novel

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.08.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

House Broken tells the story of Geneva, a veterinarian, who reluctantly allows her alcoholic mother to recuperate in her home and uses the opportunity to delve into family secrets. It's told from three points-of-view: Geneva's, her mother's and Geneva's 16-year-old daughter.

A Journey Toward Increasing Self Awareness and Gratitude

Martin Berusch | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin Berusch

I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.

How To Have Your Own 'Eat, Pray, Love' Journey -- Even If It Seems Impossible

OWN | Posted 12.15.2014 | OWN

After a devastating divorce left her broken and alone, Elizabeth Gilbert did what many people in difficult situations have dreamed of doing. She packe...

33 Inspiring Quotes on Living the Life You Want From Oprah, Deepak Chopra and More

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Renee Lo Iacono

Here are 33 quotes to inspire us to rise up and step into the life we want from some of the most inspirational people of our time.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Slumdog Millionairess

Shelly Peiken | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Shelly Peiken

I went to India to clear my head, to give my songs a different point of view. But the Universe has a way of saying "Ha" all the time. Back in the safety of my Laurel Canyon nest, I couldn't write a word for weeks. In fact, a pop song was the last thing on my mind.

Elizabeth Gilbert Reveals Her Greatest Regret

OWN | Posted 10.31.2014 | OWN

Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, sparked a global conversation about what it means to find your calling and fulfill your life's purpo...

Why Your Spouse And Your Soul Mate Can Be Two Different People

OWN | Posted 10.11.2014 | OWN

How many times have you heard people say they're looking for their "soul mate?" When she embarked on her now-famous Eat, Pray, Love journey, author El...

The One Thing That Elizabeth Gilbert Says Is At The Root Of Every Problem

OWN | Posted 10.02.2014 | OWN

As the author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert embarked on a spiritual and literal journey across Italy, India and Indonesia, in hopes of overcom...

The Ying and Yang of Bali

Alison Teal | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

Everywhere you look in Ubud, there is a temple with rich statuary, frequently wrapped in black and white cloth, symbolizing good and bad, yin and yang.

Don't Be a Book Snob

Michelle Chahine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Michelle Chahine

Yes we need books that tackle more difficult aspects of life in a thought-provoking manner. But we also need books to make us laugh, enjoy the beauty in the world, reflect on what we are doing with our days, and try to be happier.

10 Tips on How to Survive a Spiritual Festival

Megan Snedden | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Snedden

During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.

What Are You Reading? (And Do I Really Care?)

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

How can one person love a book (or film) and the next detest it? A book may also resonate at one time but not at another. What did I see in Catcher in the Rye when I was 16? Not much. But at 40, I thought it was delightful.

Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Too many visitors are being disappointed by a place that does not live up to its reputation.

These Movies Will Make You Hungry

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

It's doubtful anyone needs help working up an appetite for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean a feast for the eyes is off the pre-holiday table. In f...

Elizabeth Gilbert On Writing The Novel Of A Lifetime

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

She made her name with a memoir that captivated the world and cemented her place in literary history. Then she wrote another -- and drifted even fur...

99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.

Thinking of Getting Engaged? Sometimes a Good Book Can Be a Good Friend

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.23.2013 | Weddings
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As a therapist practicing since 1995, one of the most common requests I receive is for a good book about marriage. This request is especially common among newly engaged couples and people who are struggling to decide whether to marry their current partner.