Wellness and Chronic Pain

anxiety and wellness when traveling long term

Fear, Unconventional Living, and Coping with Pain

Long term travel does not take away all of life’s challenges, nor does it absolve us of spotlighting ourselves and who we want to be as we age. This page tackles the more serious topics from years of wandering, and the heath issues that followed.

After a decade on the road, a spinal tap derailed my life and left me disabled. I’ve had to learn about processing the grief of a big life change, and losing my mobility at the same time.

This page houses the posts I’ve written about fear and anxiety while traveling, as well as those in this new, more limited stage of my life.

I hope it helps you find support in whatever you are facing today.

xo,

Jodi

Facing fear, resilience, and working through anxiety: at home or abroad

These posts share my thoughts and personal progress with the things that scare me and the things I’ve been resistant to over the years.

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Art by Gordon Johnson

On Turning 40 With An Ancient Heart

The Carlo Levi quote “the future has an ancient heart’ came to mind when I turned 40. This is a personal post, about learning to find joy again when life hands you catastrophe.

You can see all of the fear and anxiety posts here.

Long term travel requires you to live a little differently from what is ‘normal’.

These posts go into the nuts and bolts of these last years of building a business while traveling, as well as each year’s “annual review” on April 1, detailing what goals lie ahead and the important lessons learned during the prior year.

Latest in Unconventional Living

Patreon Jodi Ettenberg

To My Patreon Community:
Thank You!

In February late 2021, I launched my Patreon. The “why” of doing so is in the 5-minute video below, but the short answer is that my readers asked for a way to support me during a time where I can’t […]

You can see all of the unconventional living posts here.

Ranting, venting, and personal thoughts.

These posts are more personal in nature, about travel trends and smaller topics that interested me along the way.

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Art by Gordon Johnson

On Turning 40 With An Ancient Heart

The Carlo Levi quote “the future has an ancient heart’ came to mind when I turned 40. This is a personal post, about learning to find joy again when life hands you catastrophe.

A Eulogy for my Grandfather

My grandfather’s incredible life story, including how my grandparents fell in love at first sight and got engaged the day they met during WWII.

You can see all of the personal musing posts here.