05 May 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Dear Dad, It’s The End of An Era: The Final Blog Post For Journey with Jess Jones

Dear Dad, This may come as no surprise to you Dad, but the time has finally come to bid farewell to Journey with Jess Jones (the blog) and hang up my shiny, enthusiastic blogging shoes.  It’s been nearly four years since I finally followed my gypsy soul and set out on this journey with nothing more than a backpack, an adventurous spirit and an open mind, and at the time, an undying desire to write about it all! The only Read more…

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03 December 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Dear Dad: I Went Back to Bali and Found Closure And Guess What Happened on My 32 Birthday!

Dear Dad, Wow its been a whirlwind of a few months, yet it hasn’t felt as it’s flown but instead each day has been full and for the most part, well spent. I have done everything I told you I would in the last letter…and more! I went to india, and completed another yoga teacher training, meanwhile I fell in love with the country and culture. I embraced the vegetarianism and as promised, maintained my focus inward, on the inner 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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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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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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12 September 2014 ~ 2 Comments

The Cat’s Out of The Bag: Following Dreams and Doing What I Do Best

I’ve been talking about my upcoming plans on social media for weeks, so it’s true, the cat is out of the bag, but in case you’re interested in the details, I’ve outlined my exciting plans below! Have you thought about what you are inspired to do before 2014 is out?   First Up:  30 days in a beautiful ashram set in the Himalayas of India, just outside of Rishikesh, a long time Journey List feature! This is not just a retreat Read more…

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03 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For The Week: Wise Words From Sex and the City

“Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you were meant to be. ~Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City   Have you ever decided to just let something go that had been holding you back? What if you could? What if you were able to live the life you always dreamed of and truly become that shining person you were meant to be…? Would you 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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07 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

2013 In Review: A Particularly Humbling Year

Usually writing an end of the year wrap up is one of my favorite pieces to produce. Highlighting a the year that was, with slightly rose tinted glasses only remembering the best of the best and a sense of satisfaction. But this year my bright eyed, ‘glass half full’ approach has been shaken one too many times making it more difficult to see through this haze to draw on the year’s highlights. After a few hectic but heart warming days, Read more…

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29 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 30/12/13 On The Time Between Goals

“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” ~Sid Caesar

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