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Navigating Life’s Ebbs and Flows

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.

When I…

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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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10 of My Favorite Places to Practice Yoga Around the World

By on July 20, 2016

Namaste to the universal Om, for keeping us inspired, moving with our breath and stretching our limbs and our hearts in unison. The beautiful truth is that we are surrounded by yoga every day, wherever we are in the world.

Whether it takes the form of self-practice on our own mat, or discovering…


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Two Month Backpacking India Route

By on April 5, 2016

A continuation of my One-Month Backpacking India Route, where I outline my travels through Delhi, Rajasthan, Agra, Varanasi and Kerala.

The second part of the journey exposes travelers to more of the rich spiritual history and cultural diversity of India. In getting away from the madness of big cities and…


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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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One Month Backpacking India Route

By on January 23, 2016

In India, you have to see it to truly believe it. If you’re looking to travel somewhere incredible, a place where you can effortlessly see something 100% new every day, India’s the way to go.

Many blogs out there say you need a few months to travel India in order…

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Life and Death in Varanasi

By on January 10, 2016

“Dad, you’re teachin’ the whole to be weird.”
This quote by my younger sister Kayla when she was a toddler just came to me while on the plane from Varanasi to Kochi. I have a smile on my face thinking about it. I miss my family and friends dearly but…


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First Impressions on Air India

By on December 2, 2015

PART I:
Awaiting take off at Newark International Airport. I feel nervous and exited, but a new sense of pride grounds me. This is wild. The orange and magenta sunset has earned the attention of the passengers on the plane. These times I think there must be something more to…

Why I Quit My Job For India


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Why I Quit My Job For India

By on November 9, 2015

An anticipated move to New York City followed an epic “Last Summer of Life,” 2015. It was time to graduate “fake life.” I started my job, quickly made new friends and started going to weekly, sometimes daily, happy hours. This was it, classic cases of newly hired Kool-Aid drinkers….

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.