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Joanna Franco

Motivation

Advice from Not Your Average Jo

Jo here, sitting in a dark coffee shop, with limited airflow, overly priced coffee, and above average WiFi speeds. Much like you, I have a million things on my mind at any given point. The thoughts fluttering my brain…

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Motivation We Fly High

We Fly High with Giacomo ✈️

Jo here, sitting in a Tumblr-esque co-working space out of Los Angeles. After downing three cups of coffee, I’ve been able to tackle all the unread emails in my inbox, which eventually led me to an interesting person’s story that’ll…

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Motivation

6 Ways to go From Pessimist to Positive

Think about the past ten minutes of your life, have you complained? Many go through life with a pessimist attitude, and wonder why they’re miserable 95% of the time. It’s pretty simple, they haven’t tapped into the root of…

Italy Life Stories

From Rags to Riches (For a Day)

From wearing rags and scrubbing toilets to drinking fine wines from crystal goblets while wearing pearls – in this life, it’s all possible. It’s not like I’ve become a millionaire overnight, *cough* college loans *cough,* but the experience we…

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Life Stories Motivation

The Ebb and Flow of Life

ebb and flow phrase of ebb 1. a recurrent or rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth The other day, I entered a random Lyft in Los Angeles, and was chatted up by a 20something Brazilian…

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Italy Life Stories

Travel Despite the Struggle

It’s 2:45 AM, Italian chatter fills in blank spaces between the hip hop instrumentals playing in my headphones as I reflect on some travel struggle. I’m still on LA time, the nine-hour time difference has me jet-lagged like a mofrigger,…

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Travel Guides USA

16 Things You Must Do in New Orleans

16 Things You Must Do in New Orleans Indulgence isn’t even skimming the surface of what you’re bound to experience in New Orleans. Between the mixed cultures, decadent foods, music you can’t not dance to, chilling history, and that…

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Life Stories

We Are Women

We are women, who wake up everyday putting liquid armor on our eyes and under-wire beneath our breasts to hold up our courage, hoping today won’t be a day where we’re sized up by our bits and bumps, but…

Life Stories Motivation

Fitness for Life

I’ve been reflecting and reflecting on what my first blog post should be after the news I dropped last week. The reality is, it’s not easy to go back to normal when paralysis is only one inch away from your…

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