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Realities of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle and the Rule of 3’s
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Realities of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle and the Rule of 3’s

The most stable social systems in the world are based off of triangles. Think about it:  in order for you to have a stable couple-dom with another person, you need to share something in ...
Experiences with Upwork: An Historical Overview
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Experiences with Upwork: An Historical Overview

My husband John and I started using the Upwork platform back in the days when Upwork was still two companies: oDesk and eLance. Before that, we’d been the owners of several businesses, some ...
In a Pool of Sweat, Tears, and Snot: The Grand Party
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In a Pool of Sweat, Tears, and Snot: The Grand Party

Yesterday, John and I went to the temazcal here in Guanajuato, Mexico. Each time we go to the temazcal, the experience is new and different. As Karolina cleanses our auras with smoke outside ...
A Branch on the Tree of Life and Death
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A Branch on the Tree of Life and Death

We signed the papers yesterday. The school sold. The process so far has been simple. Eight months ago, I thought we’d live in that building forever. Now it’s gone. But that’s how it goes, I ...
Deshacerse De: To Get Rid of…
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Deshacerse De: To Get Rid of…

Before our last and final trip back to the United States last week from Mexico, I struggled to find the right words in Spanish to describe what we would be doing back in Nebraska. In ...
How Our Finances Changed When We Moved out of the United States — By Jennifer Shipp
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How Our Finances Changed When We Moved out of the United States — By Jennifer Shipp

Our family has been traveling for decades, but our home base has always been in the United States. We are, after all, citizens of this country. But the more we traveled, the more we started ...
Jennifer Talks about Her Sapito Session
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Jennifer Talks about Her Sapito Session

In this video, Jennifer talks about what it was like to smoke Sapito and it's after-effects over the five days since she did it. Sapito is a medicinal entheogen, or sacred medicine that's ...
How to Become a Digital Nomad — By Jennifer Shipp
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How to Become a Digital Nomad — By Jennifer Shipp

We’ve traveled for years. When John and I first met, we traveled with a band (he worked as a professional musician at that time). Then, a few years after Lydian was born, we sold almost ...
Writer’s Block or Self-Censorship? — By Jennifer Shipp
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Writer’s Block or Self-Censorship? — By Jennifer Shipp

I sit down to write, because this is what I do…I write. But right now, and for the past 9 months, nothing happens. I have nothing to say to my Self. The voice that writes is silent and ...
Lydian Talks about Her Sapito Session
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Lydian Talks about Her Sapito Session

Lydian's Sapito session was really dramatic. She thrashed around and screamed, but she doesn't remember very much of it. But there's not denying it, she's been happier in the days following ...
John Talks about His Sapito Session
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John Talks about His Sapito Session

Five days after the Sapito Session in Guanajuato, John talks about his experience and how it's impacted his thinking and habits. He talks about what he was feeling during the Sapito ...
Sapito: The Sapo Frog Medicine Part II — By Jennifer Shipp
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Sapito: The Sapo Frog Medicine Part II — By Jennifer Shipp

We really didn’t know anything about sapito before we arrived at Karolina’s on the Saturday following the summer solstice. I’d never heard of it before and though I did a little research, I ...
Sapito: The Sapo Frog Medicine Part I — By Jennifer Shipp
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Sapito: The Sapo Frog Medicine Part I — By Jennifer Shipp

I did drugs in college; LSD, pot, and shrooms. I mostly was fascinated with the idea of LSD and mushrooms. I never had any desire to try cocaine or heroin. My interest in drugs at that time ...
Jennifer’s Summer Solstice Sapito Session 2017 — Mexico
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Jennifer’s Summer Solstice Sapito Session 2017 — Mexico

I'd never heard of Sapito before the local curandera here in Mexico approached us to try it during the Summer Solstice. Sapito or the Sapo Frog Medicine, is an excretion by the Bufo Alvarius ...
John’s Summer Solstice Sapito Session 2017 — Mexico
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John’s Summer Solstice Sapito Session 2017 — Mexico

The Bufo Alvarius Frog, found in the Sonoran Deserts of Mexico, excretes a substance that contains 5-meo-DMT. This substance can be applied to the skin using Kambo sticks or by heating it up ...
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