Adventure & Travel the list: vegan pizza, the wellness epidemic, finances, 90 workouts, and more

the list: vegan pizza, the wellness epidemic, finances, 90 workouts, and more

Happy September! This picture is from my trip to Ukraine. Ya’ll, Ukraine. Despite the warnings from people I knew (and didn’t), I traveled to a country fresh from war and boldly corrupt. Luckily, I didn’t get caught up. In fact, I had the time of my life. I’ll tell you all about it in my …

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Fitness & Workouts Music Edition: workout songs, perfect albums, and my 2017 soundcloud playlist

Music Edition: workout songs, perfect albums, and my 2017 soundcloud playlist

It’s time for the Monthly Music Roundup. Here’s the music I recommend for workouts, background vibes, and creative inspiration. I hope you find something you like. Workout Songs to Motivate You If these songs don’t make you want to do burpees, they’ll definitely make you want to dance. These songs also work great if you …

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Adventure & Travel Do you know how to relieve stress, cook a steak, or find the best sleeping position?

Do you know how to relieve stress, cook a steak, or find the best sleeping position?

I’m still lunging across the world, currently in Eastern Europe. I know what you’re thinking, “Angel isn’t it cold there? Don’t you hate the cold?!” Yes and yes. I didn’t plan to be here. I’m still amazed at how much I try to control things knowing I’m not in control. Humans. The good news about …

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Adventure & Travel Highlights: quitting travel, flint michigan, the myth of willpower, and chakra yoga

Highlights: quitting travel, flint michigan, the myth of willpower, and chakra yoga

I’ve been traveling for more than 2 years and I’ve decided to stop. Yep, 2016 will be my last year as a renegade traveler. Not permanently but for now. I want the same bed, a kitchen with a blender, a dog. Or a man. It’s been an incredible journey. I have a bazillion stories for …

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Music & Playlists five songs you need to hear

five songs you need to hear

Usually when I give song recommendations, I categorize them: This one is for running. This one is for road trips. But, music is not that simple. Sometimes a thumping dance track is exactly what you need to break up the monotony of a long train ride. And, sometimes, especially during a rainy run, ‘the Wind …

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Music & Playlists another christmas alone + how music helps

another christmas alone + how music helps

This is my 3rd consecutive Christmas alone. It’s gotten easier. But whenever I get holiday messages from home, my heart aches. I miss the laughter, the stories, the Christmas stockings, the toasts, the mint cookies, the marathon movie sessions, the love. The sense of belonging. Le sigh. Thankfully, I have music. It has always been …

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Music & Playlists The Internet, Azealia Banks, and Martin Solveig turn out for my latest workout playlist.

The Internet, Azealia Banks, and Martin Solveig turn out for my latest workout playlist.

The music trending in Asia is not the same as back home. This “inconvenience” forced me onto music blogs, which stretched my ear in the best way. I love what I love but discovering new music excites me. A few discoveries made it on my workout playlist for 2015. The tracks on this playlist fall …

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Music & Playlists Road Trippin. A Mixtape for All the Moods

Road Trippin. A Mixtape for All the Moods

This has been a journey of several thousand miles. For real. Motorbike adventures through Vietnam, overnight trains in Thailand, Burmese pick up trucks, suspicious Malaysian taxis, and spotless Singapore buses. I’ve spent a lot of time watching worlds go by. On long trips, I daydream, write, read e-books, and listen to music. Below, you will …

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Fitness & Workouts Angel Approved: Raw Dessert, Tough Abs, Travel Hacks

Angel Approved: Raw Dessert, Tough Abs, Travel Hacks

Angel Approved is a new installment where I will highlight things I love and things I recommend. (Similar to this and this.) Many subjects will be covered. Let’s begin. $10 says you’re sitting down right now. Am I right? You’re gonna need to Undo the Damage of Sitting. Oh, the money I would’ve saved if …

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Fitness & Workouts The best workout songs

The best workout songs

I almost never work out without my ipod. When I train, I need motivating workout songs. If you’re like me, you will love this playlist. It has everything. It is everything. Do you need to listen to music when you exercise? Do you have a workout playlist for cardio, running, or lifting? Are you always …

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Adventure & Travel Ask Angel. Don’t Be Shy.

Ask Angel. Don’t Be Shy.

This is the dopest coaching program. Ask Angel If you have a problem and want great, honest advice, you’re in the right place. If you’ve got an idea or a situation and want to run it by me, you’re in the right place. There’s nothing I want more than to see you succeed. Don’t Be …

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Music & Playlists Playlist: I’m Busy but I’ll Go To Bed Soon

Playlist: I’m Busy but I’ll Go To Bed Soon

It’s late at night. Normal people are in bed. Why aren’t you? “I’ve got one more section.” “I need to send one more email.” “Let me check one more thing.” If you’re like me, “one more” always leads to one more. Then, one more. What time is it? Past your bedtime, booski. To break this …

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Music & Playlists Workout Music For Your Mama or Anyone Over 50

Workout Music For Your Mama or Anyone Over 50

Spark People has a list of the 100 best workout songs of 2103. The list is fine but seemed to be curated based on what was popular. Fail. I went to the comments looking for other song suggestions. There, I found users who felt the list was targeted to young people. Fair. Not everyone gets …

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Music & Playlists The ‘Quickest Way to Sweat’ playlist

The ‘Quickest Way to Sweat’ playlist

I’ve started creating themed music playlists on my youtube channel to give you more resources. Each playlist will include both old and recent songs.  (A good song never gets old!) Today’s playlist is designed for cardio workouts. The theme is dance/electronic music. If you abhor that type of music, you should leave now. I’ll wait. …

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