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The Sound of Natural Silence

In Movies & TV, Other, Travel, Wellness by ashbydodd

When was the last time you were in a location with only natural sound? Never? Gordon Hempton’s mission is simple in theory, to record the last remaining ‘quiet places’ of the world before they vanish.  Known as an acoustic ecologist, Hempton has traveled to untouched …

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Writing Exercise: Phrophecy

In Other, Writing by ashbydodd

Prophecy: An inspired utterance of a prophet. A prediction of something to come. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to set a timer for 30 minutes and write a fictional story that centers around the definition for the word ‘Prophecy’.  As noted …

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Let’s Go! The Ice Caves Vatnajökull

In Other, Travel by ashbydodd

A real life winter wonderland. Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland is a must for any adventure-seeking globetrotter.  From volcanoes to glaciers, this vast expanse of protected land is a nature lover’s dream.  But there is nothing more dreamy than the breathtaking ice caves of the …

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Break Time: Kauai Timelapse

In Other, Travel, Wellness by ashbydodd

It’s the middle of the week and it’s time for you to sit back and take a few minutes for yourself.  Easier said than done, right? I feel you, trust me.  This work-a-holic gal can’t ever seem to shut off her mind… unless I can …

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Game Over: Classic Arcade Tribute

In Games, Other by ashbydodd

Game Over by PES recreates 5 classic video ‘game over’ scenarios using stop motion with practical objects – the end result is nothing but impressive. The short video kicks off first with a quick round of Centipede, jumps over into a little round of Frogger, …

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8th Grader’s Poem: White Boy Privilege

In Other, Poetry by ashbydodd

“Dear women, I’m sorry. Dear black people, I’m sorry. Dear Asian-Americans, dear Native Americans, dear immigrants who came here seeking a better life, I’m sorry. Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper-class white boy, I’m sorry. I have started life on the top of …

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Break Time: Tennis Ball Factory

In Other, Sports, Wellness by ashbydodd

It’s time for another break from the chaos and this time I want you to sit back, get comfortable, and take less than four minutes to relax with the serene sights and sounds of… a tennis ball factory?  Look, I know what you’re thinking, usually …

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Break Time: Exploring Pocket Creek

In Other, Wellness by ashbydodd

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation It’s the middle of your busy day and you’re about to burst from the stress building up inside you, it’s time …

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Break Time: A Lakeside Cabin in Belgium

In Other, Wellness by ashbydodd

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”  ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations It seems like now would be a very good time for you to slow down a bit… but let’s face facts, taking a moment …

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Motivation: Whether You Think You Can….

In Other, Wellness by ashbydodd

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” and truer words have not been spoken.  Often we get down on ourselves and believe …