Allison Burney

"To live will be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan

What I’ve Learned About Making Tough Decisions

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We barely slept that night. Waking up at some ridiculous hour, maybe 2 or 3 a.m., I stumbled into my clothes still half asleep and began rounding up the last few items to stuff into my suitcase. Dad greeted me in the kitchen, surprisingly chipper for being awake at such an odd time. “All ready […]

Travel: The Very Best Education

Photo Credit: Karen Newman Photography Flickr via Compfight cc Before I ever travelled outside my home country, I thought there was no need to. Until 19, I’d never been further from home than the U.S., and I hadn’t really given travel all that much thought. But why would I? Everything I needed was right here […]

Life on Retreat


Getting used to Costa Rican life was pretty easy. (Shocking, right?) We followed the same rough schedule for the week, and retreat life certainly agreed with me! Mornings I’d wake up every morning around 6, get dressed in my yoga gear, and walk down to the dining area, where I’d spend the next 30 minutes […]

Doing My Work in Costa Rica

Writing in the sand

About a week and a half ago, I got back from a meditation and yoga retreat in Costa Rica. It was the first time I’d ever been to Costa Rica or Central America in general, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The weather was beautiful – hovering right around 30 degrees every day with bright, warm […]

Why Everyone Should Travel

I recently met face-to-face with one of my worldviews. It didn’t surprise me in the least; but I did wonder why it had taken so long for me to realize it. I was sitting at my computer, watching writer Jeff Goins talk about worldviews. He spoke about a worldview as a perspective – something you […]