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15 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration From My 32nd Birthday Week: 32 Things to Just BE

  It’s been a long, beautiful, experience-filled 32 year journey so far and one that I am continuously learning and loving!! Every single day I am learning more about the person I am becoming. So here is an inspiring list of 32 ‘things’ that I am striving to embody, one for every year well lived. I am really interested to hear…. What would you add to your list? Health and Happiness, Namaste. Jess

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05 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Namaste From an Ashram Life in India: And My Top 5 Take Home Lessons

“Tonight for the second evening in a row, I found myself sitting in the dark in a small circle around a flickering candle, tears streaming down my face. Chanting from a distant temple lingered, as festival music floated in from the town square. Chiming of the blessing bells rang from the ashram kitchen and incense filled the air, as Swami offered soft prayers and gentle encouragement to very patiently, very persistently continue…There was some aching sensation, some burning in my Read more…

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02 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 3/11/14 on A Love Like That

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘you owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky!” ~Hafiz, Persian Poet of the 1300’s How simply put… Love without expectation. Live mindfully, authentically. Do the right thing. Embrace truth. Own your values. Breathe. Open your heart. Raise your vibrations. Surrender to the present moment. Light your own sky.   The journey is about loving yourself unconditionally and expecting nothing in Read more…

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26 October 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 27/10/14 on a Little Thing Called The Dance of Life

“The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” ~Barbara De Angelis   Have you ever experienced a significant time when you knew without a shadow of a doubt that something inside you had changed? That you could no longer go back to the lifestyle that you were once accustomed, once loved? But yet felt slightly drawn by the strange pull of that world of comfort Read more…

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05 October 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For The Week: 6/10/2014 on The Inward Journey

“You do not need to seek freedom in some distant land, for it exists within your own body, heart, mind, and soul. Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you must choose to embark on the inward Journey to discover it.” ~ BKS Iyengar, Light on Life   For those of us who caught the travel bug long ago, travelling to distant lands keeps our adventurous spirit alive! And while we may or may not be seeking Read more…

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29 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For The Week: 29/09/14 On An Endlessly Changing Horizon

“…But in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. IF you want to get more out of life, you must lose your Read more…

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22 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For the Week: 22/09/14 on Delicious Ambiguity

“ I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. “

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17 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Dear Dad: It’s Been A Year Already…and My Shiny Distractions Explained

Dear Dad, Twelve months have gone by almost like a blur. Not a single day has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. In fact, I think more about you now than ever. I find myself wanting your advice, even needing it. Or to share one of my triumphs or silly stories with you, more than I ever did before. I miss you Dad, more than I thought possible. You know what the ignorant assholes tell you, they tell Read more…

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21 August 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Aaaaaaannnnnddd WE ARE BACK!!

Since early 2011, Journey with Jess Jones has been an ever evolving work in progress, however, it has taken me a drastic 5 months of zero posting, 3 in which I let the site become completely inactive, to realize that it was morphing into something that it wasn’t meant to be, something that wasn’t authentically me. You see, for one reason or another, almost immediately the blog was identified as a travel blog, and while an incredible community to be Read more…

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26 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 27/01/14 Australia Day Love

“I’ve been to cities that never close down, From New york to Rio, and old London town, But no matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call Australia home. I’m always travelin’, And I love being free, And so I keep leaving the sun and the sea, But my heart lies waiting – over the foam. I still call Australia HOME.” ~Says Anyone who has ever LIVED in Australia Oh Australia, you inspired my first travel, you Read more…

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