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Women: Why You Aren’t Helpless When You Travel Alone

I love this photo because it’s incredibly misleading. While my face looks soft and vulnerable, my hands gently frame my face because I’ve been trained to protect my head during fights in Krav Maga. At the drop of a hat, I know how to get an attacker on the floor and strangle him or her with my favorite Buddhist prayer beads. I’d like to think that Buddha would have understood my need…

Barbells Saved My Life: Dealing With Depression Through Fitness

No matter what country I’m in, I always try to find a local CrossFit box or olympic weight lifting academy to ground myself in.  It’s a great way to make friends, exercise cuts stress in half, and there’s a certain level of satisfaction that comes with putting over +140 pounds (64 kilos) above your head after a long day at work. Although I’ve grown out of CrossFit (it doesn’t agree…

Over Stressed At 24; And Other Millennial Problems

It’s been just over a month since I’ve started my tour of America, and let me just say, I’m ready to go home. I’m over stressed at 24. I swear to god I’m graying. I miss my own bed, my own clothes, and cooking in my own kitchen… But mostly, I miss my routine.  As a private consultant, I’m basically on the clock, 24/7.  When people need work…

Sexist Things People Say To Female Travelers

I am a grown ass woman. As much as I feel like I just graduated from college yesterday, the reality is that I pay my own bills and support myself emotionally, mentally, and physically.  For some reason, this is an extremely hard concept to grasp for some men, women, and conservatives who think that women are “looking to the government to be their husbands.” Really? Over the past…

Biohacking For Women: An Introduction & Closer Look At Blood Labs That Don’t Lie

Talk about struggling to be part of the Boys Club.  “Biohacking for women” has TERRIBLE SEO results and no matter where I look, I can’t find a single woman to model my biohacking practices after.  My current idols include all of the usual suspects, Dave Asprey, Tim Ferriss, Abel James, (etc), but there are few public female biohackers. With North Korea and Iran high on my list of Things…