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Brazil Motivation

No, They’re Not Just Plants

2017 was the year I learned I was a plant person. This was something that happened quite suddenly and something that surprised me as well – this is coming from someone who owned fake IKEA plants for three years…

Brazil Life Stories Motivation

The Bullet in My Back

So now we can officially say that I have more street cred than the average Joe. This is not a joke, this is not a made up story. I was shot in the back in my own country, and…

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Brazil Motivation

Eat A Meal Alone

Let me start by saying I ate at the same place five times in one week. Five times. Three of those times at 11pm, so gimme a break here; My options were limited. Bibi is dat place in Rio…

Brazil Life Stories

Honey, I’m Home

How can you call a place home, if you’ve never really lived there? Great question, my first day back in Brazil in 2017 got me thinking about the phenomenon of belonging to a place, despite never really having grown…

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Brazil Life Stories

Alone in Rio

I’m lying here again in Ipanema Beach, where I’m testing out my first sunguinha, and using my oversized camo jacket as a towel (side note: how am I just now realizing I didn’t bring ONE towel to Brazil). I’m minding my…