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Navigating Life’s Ebbs and Flows to Reach New Heights

By on June 1, 2017

After a beautiful one month in Bhaktapur, Nepal, volunteering at the Happy Kids Center, an afternoon program for risk youth and community empowerment, my trip came to an abrupt halt.

After falling ill with food poisoning, I felt almost rejuvenated, like my body had cleansed itself from the toxins which…

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A Heartfelt Return to India and Welcome to Nepal

By on March 19, 2017

The past month has been a whirlwind of sound, color, emotion, missed flights, new friendships, self-inquiry, an impromptu trip to a foreign capital on the U.S. Department of State travel warning list, a warm welcome back to my beloved India and a heartfelt sense of belonging in Nepal.

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Why I Love India

By on March 19, 2017

India dissolves my fears, leaves me dumbfounded and inexplicably joyful on the banks of the Ganges, a crowded train in Mumbai, a gathering of Tibetan monks in the quiet Himalayas.

The physical aspects of the place itself – nature, temples, ancient ruins, wildlife, sprawling cities – present a sensory overload….


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6 Things That Make Me Happy and Money Can’t Buy

By on December 4, 2016

Around holiday season, when the media tries its best to push at us things we don’t need, with ads attempting to trick us into giving away our financial freedom for things that won’t last, it’s incredibly important to remember the sources of our truer joy.

 

It’s not traveling that makes…

Shoshanna Delventhal Writer The Loopy Scoop


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Stages of a Liberal Millennial Post-2016 Presidential Election

By on November 16, 2016

The entire world watched as the ballot numbers started to roll in on the unsettling Tuesday night of Nov. 8th. While 47% of the voting population may have cheered on until the early morning, a majority of us (about one million more and not only ‘liberals’) were crushed by the news.

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How Does It Feel to Be Home? Thoughts After One Year Abroad

By on October 25, 2016

Apart from the anticipated comfort of my own bed, heart melting reunions with friends and family and the availability of on-demand everything, here are a few things I didn’t expect when I returned home from one year in Asia and Central America. I love receiving out of the box…


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Back in the USA: Celebrating One Year Free of the 9-5

By on October 5, 2016

After almost one year of traveling India, Indonesia and Central America, I’ve become a yoga teacher, a certified open water diver, started offering massage services after watching a YouTube video, secured a stable Mon-Fri freelance gig I enjoy, taught intro to Reiki workshops, led Buddhist loving-kindness meditations, laughed and…


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Keeping an Open Heart While Traveling

By on August 17, 2016

Wandering the globe as a “solo traveler,” one member of the 21st century’s self-declared global citizen population, has filled my life with sound, color, relationships, and more feeling than I knew possible. Yet like all beautiful, worthwhile things, there’s also a darkness to the light. It feels lonely at…


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Redefining the “Real World”

By on June 28, 2016

How about that frustrating, dreaded process of getting older and suited up for the so-called “real world”? It’s been so repeatedly shoved upon us since a young age, that we may even forget our own ability to redesign our lives. We blindly prepare for an eventual “real world” exposé. That’s…


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Why I’m Willing to Pay a Premium for Sustainable Travel

By on April 18, 2016

Written from the dock at Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Living a radiant, purposeful (loopy) life often requires we take action apart from the status quo. This means the road less traveled should be traveled on our own two feet, or in the comfort of our environmentally-friendly Prius. Yes, even if there…


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The Paradox of “Awakening”

By on March 25, 2016

Before I decided who Shoshanna was, I never had to interview others to see if they were worthy of my time, if they seemed like me. After a while it gets exhausting, putting so much effort into being someone and building a life around that identity. Some of us lose…


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What I Received When I Gave Up Alcohol and Processed Foods

By on March 13, 2016

What if we stopped looking at new pursuits as challenges but as opportunities to learn? When we “give up” certain thoughts, behaviors and actions, we make space for others to take their place. In the path to getting our act together, we aim to rid ourselves of negative thoughts,…


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Insight From a Coffee Roaster

By on February 14, 2016

It’s the day before Valentine’s day and I feel like my emotions camped out on I-95 during rush hour.

I remember that mood depends a lot on who you surround yourself with. When I’m home I care more about acting practically, thinking of tomorrow and what action will set me…


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On a Scavenger Hunt

By on February 11, 2016

Life’s tough sometimes. My neighbor Cathie and adorable pup Roxy passed away. Why? I often read a passage from my Uncle Dwight’s journal for inspiration during times of sadness or confusion. It’s beautiful that although cancer took his life, his lessons continue to guide me and keep me searching.
“Things…


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Find Purpose While Traveling

By on January 31, 2016

It’s one thing to travel the world, see things, post nice pictures and make a few people out there “jealous.”

It’s another thing to travel with intention, to spread the good where we are and to the virtual, global community.

I do not mean to put down travel writers. Writing about…


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Bits of Philosophy by Kids

By on December 9, 2015

Hanging out with these three kiddos helped me refresh my mind, spirit and body (they worked me out physically), post one year working a desk job that I disliked. Kids have #nofilter, which has potential for disaster. More often than not, if we take the time to truly listen,…

Native American Sweat Lodge


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Native American Sweat Lodge for the Lunar Eclipse

By on September 22, 2015

I crawled into the sweat lodge with my younger sister, my Dad and nine other new friends. (Transitive property of friends at work.) Twelve strangers were gathered at the Connecticut and Massachusetts state line to practice an ancient Native American ceremony. 

Crawling into the sweat lodge signified our entrance into…

Shoshanna Delventhal
Digital-Nomading, Somewhere

I'm Shoshanna, great to virtually meet! I'm a freelance writer, yoga teacher and advocate of a mindful, loopy lifestyle. In 2015, I left my corporate job to travel India and spread the idea that we should and can do what we love, every day.