Day Zero Project :: The Home of the 101 Things in 1001 Days Project world in slow motion 12 Exhilarating Things You Should Do to Live Life to the Fullest I want to be Inspired everyday! Last year I forgot to be more grateful for each moment. I had a bit of a hard time keeping up with responsibilities and holding myself accountable for what I had to accomplish. So instead of forgiving and picking myself up, I ended up doing a lot more damage then I ever intended. However, staying in a rut won’t benefit anyone, especially not me. Here are some amazing things to try this year: 1. Take a ballroom dancing class and ask one of your friends to take it with you. Ballroom Dancing (giphy.com) 2. Give it to your sibling, or just dance to it down the street “like nobody’s watching.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower (giphy.com) 3. Take an hour out of every day to read. Lessons from Madame Chic Book Review (thefabzilla.com) The Lord of the Rings Free Audio Book ( The Secret Life of Plants (amazon.com) 4. Music, like mathematics, is a universal language. Steve Correll Screaming (giphy.com) 5. I love you (giphy.com) 6. 7. 8. 9.
Bucket List: How To Create Your Bucket List and 101 Things To Do Before You Die “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown A few days ago, I was surfing online when I came across someone’s bucket list. It quickly inspired me to create my own list and write an article about it at the same time. What’s a Bucket List? If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. Why Create a Bucket List? If you don’t live your days by personal goals and plans, chances are you spend most of your time caught up in a flurry of day-to-day activities. Even if you frequently live by goals or to-do lists, they are probably framed within a certain social context e.g. performance, career, health. It’s just like planning ahead all the highlights you want for YOUR whole life. To get the free ebook, enter your name & email: Create Your Bucket List 1. How about you? 2.
Notes on a 10 Day Silent Meditation Retreat | AlmostFearless.com Today’s post is by Drew, my husband. This year he did a 10 day meditation retreat in southern Thailand starting on New Year’s Eve. I was so fascinated by his experience, I asked him to write about it. I rolled into Suann Mokkh monastery with what I expected would be plenty of time. Ten minutes later, they closed registration. A very near miss. It seemed the price for rolling in late was that I was given a pink mosquito net. None of these things bothered me in the slightest though, I WAS HERE! In the hours between registration and silence, I set up my living space and chatted with a few fellow meditators, none of whom were American, as far as I could tell (I have something of an ear for American, being one myself). Also, If you are as cynical as I am, you will spend much of your first hours within the group sizing people up, deciding with utter certainty who will and will not make it to the end of the retreat. “It says ‘Big Bear!” Man, did I call that? And the meditation, you ask?
Zidbits - Learn something new every day! Bucket List: 225 Things to Do Before You Die | Lifed | Page 15 211. Zip Line in Monteverde, Costa Rica Zip line above and through the foggy, almost mystical cloud forests of gorgeous Monteverde in Costa Rica. These lines, courtesy of Costa Rica Sky Adventures, span mountain-to-mountain, shooting zip-liners (i.e. you!) over the jungle at up to 330ft and speeds approaching 40mph. 212. Visit and take in the Niagara Falls waterfalls in northern New York. 213. Dubai’s probably among the most unashamedly ritzy places on Earth—the likes of modern skyscrapers (one the tallest in the world), exotic cars, and swanky real estate seen everywhere. 214. While we’re talking about doing stuff involving lots of H2O, consider wakeboarding as one of your last bucket list to-dos. 215. What’do’ya know? Bolstering the argument for normally-risque nudism, The Guardian even named the island ‘one of the top ten places to go skinny-dipping’. 216. 217. 218. Have you experienced the dreadful fear of public speaking (a.k.a. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. Feel out-of-shape yet?
Getting Sick on a Round-the-World Trip Most people do get sick on the road at one point in their travels. If you are lucky, your illness will require a quick trip to the doctor and some antibiotics or anti-parasite medication. If you are me, your illnesses will straddle several continents, a multitude of body parts and an exploration of Eastern and Western medicine – all in the span of one year. Long-term readers of the blog know that I used to have a ‘days of sickness’ counter in the righthand column, but removed it because the sick days quickly outnumbered the healthy days and I stopped counting altogether. I started the trip with a cold and had I not been so stubborn about ignoring it, I would have been able to avoid a lot of doctor’s visits and insurance claims. What started in April 2008 as a classic cold in bone-chillingly damp Punta Arenas blossomed into bronchitis, and then (because I refused to admit how sick I really was) went downhill from there. The tiny village of Verkhnyaya Ivolga, Siberia. Do: Don’t: -Jodi