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How many of these did you do yesterday? . Simple Rules for Living . 1. Live beneath your means 2. Return everything you borrow 3. Stop blaming other people 4. Admit it when you make a mistake 5. Give unworn clothes to charity 6. Do something nice and try not to get caught 7. Listen more; talk less 8. Every day take a 30 minute walk 9. Strive for excellence, not perfection 10. Be on time 11. Don’t make excuses 12. Don’t argue 13. Get organized 14. Be kind to unkind people 15. Let someone cut ahead of you in line 16. Take time to be alone 17. Cultivate good manners 18. Be humble 19. Realize and accept that life isn’t fair 20. Know when to keep your mouth shut 21. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone 22. Learn from the past; plan for the future 23. Live in the present 24. Don’t sweat the small stuff 25. Be impeccable with your word at Montauk, New York

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There’s a side of the Golden Rule that many people aren’t aware of: . Do unto others as you would have others do unto you is an ideal way to treat people. . But if you believe in cause and effect (karma), what you do unto others has already been done unto you. It will happen. . Basically, treat others as you want to be treated, because they will! . **It is important to note, that I believe most of us don’t really see the things we’re doing to each other, because we’re so busy thinking of ourselves. It’s a good wake up to think more of how others are affected by our actions. . || From a romantic sunrise beach walk this summer with Bill. 😍 || . . . . . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . #folkscenery #outside_project #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #ilovenewyork #newyorklife #newyorkstate #montauk at Montauk, New York

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Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' . Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. . — HāFIZ . Is there a better definition of unconditional love?? . . . . . . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . #folkscenery #outside_project #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #ilovenewyork #newyorklife #newyorkstate #montauk at Montauk, New York

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In my last post I spoke about regret and so many people offered up such wonderful perspectives on the subject. Most everyone was saying the same thing but calling it something different, so I mentioned to a few of you that we needed to find a better word than regret, which holds many negative connotations. . Well guess what?? The next day, I heard that VERY THING (!!) in a podcast! . The Latin expression, Amor Fati means, “love of fate”. Here is the definition in Wikipedia , which you will see really brings together the comments most of you offered on my last post: . “ an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in one's life, including suffering and loss, as good or, at the very least, necessary, in that they are among the facts of one's life and existence, so they are always necessarily there whether one likes them or not.” . What do you think? Does it fit what you believe about regret? . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . #folkscenery #outside_project #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #ilovenewyork #newyorklife #newyorkstate #montauk at Montauk, New York

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I used to not believe in regret, citing, “I’m happy with where I am and, had I done anything differently, I wouldn’t be living this particular life now.” . But I’ve come to see that regret is my teacher. And I look back often and recognize when I could have acted in kindness and selflessness, where I had done the opposite and truly wish I hadn’t. . Regret has become a powerful motivator for me to be better and do better in small ways and huge ways. . The key is to do this without guilt. Do you believe in regret? . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . #folkscenery #outside_project #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #ilovenewyork #newyorklife #newyorkstate #montauk at Montauk End Of The World

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Every single day, we’re either choosing to add to our spirit or take away from it. There is no other way. . Time with my family, seeing the world, absolutely adds to it. . || My girls enjoying each other’s company on the winding, cobbled pathways of Italy. || . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . #illegalvisuals #exceptional_pictures #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #orbearth #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #girlscreating #visualquest #infinity_worldshoot #snaps_standard #rsa_ladies #ilovetoroam #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #italyiloveyou #italy_photolovers #tuscanygram #tuscanylovers #tuscanyexperience #italy_hidden_gems at Orvieto

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To what end had the Divine created the stars in heaven, to fill a man with feelings of inspiration one day and insignificance the next. — Shantaram . That was one of my favorite books so far this year — So much so that, while reading it, I jotted this quote on a sticky note and saved it for just the right post. 😀 . || Bill gazing up at [unenhanced] Mars last week in Montauk, NY|| . . . . . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . #folkscenery #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #milkyway #milkywaychasers #nocturnal_visionaries #nightphotography_exclusive at Montauk End Of The World

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When I captured this woman during the Sechseläuten burning of winter festival in Zurich in April, I remember thinking how hilarious it was that she appeared thoroughly unimpressed with the 3,500 marchers, musicians and performers. . Personally, I couldn’t stop smiling! . And yes, I’ve just posted 2 days in a row. Living on the edge o’er here! . #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #theweekoninstagram #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #royalsnappingartists #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #folkcreative #yourshotphotographer #switzerlandwonderland #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #photographyworld #street_ig #streetscapes #streets_vision #street_focus_on #streetdreamsmag #spicollective at Zürich, Switzerland

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The most cherished journeys lead me to extreme physical, mental and spiritual outposts, and reveal vistas my camera has no means, nor right, to capture. . #whpjourney . #shotoniphone . || Literal and figurative reflection selfie on the train journey towards home on the last day in Switzerland🇨🇭|| . . . . . #folkscenery #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #ilovetoroam #whereiroam at Zermatt, Switzerland

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So on the 4th of July, I was thinking about what it would be like if the US Declaration of Independence was signed on December 4th ... or October 4th ... or April 4th. . Do you think we’d be saying. “Happy 4th of December!” with snowmen shaped like John Adams? Or would “Happy 4th of April!” have inspired 4 scores of poems and songs about renewal of a people and *re*birth of a nation? . What else would be different?? . || Sunrise in Fribourg, Switzerland 🇨🇭|| . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . #folkscenery #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #ilovetoroam #whereiroam at Fribourg, Switzerland

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I played tennis matches on back to back nights, last night and the night before. Both matches were longer than usual and both nights were hot and humid ... think sauna! ☀️ 💦 💦 . After the second match ended and I was wiped out, my opponent commented on how humid and sticky it was out. And I surprised myself by answering, “I love it!” . 😳 I do? Isn’t that weird?? 😂 Do you have anything that you like or love that surprises you or that is weird, like that? . Check my story out for a sweaty post-match snapshot of some of the team. Fun fact: between the 7 women in the pic, they have 34 children and 2 of us only have 2 kids each! That means that three women have 7 children each, one has 5 and the other has 4! 😱😱😱😱 . #wherelumixgoes . . . . . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . #theweekoninstagram #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #royalsnappingartists #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #folkcreative #the_gallery_of_magic #optoutside #illegalvisuals #yourshotphotographer #switzerlandwonderland #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #theweekoninstagram #photographyworld at Zürich, Switzerland

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The very moment I snapped this photo was also my first taste of altitude sickness. We were ready to board the tram and had just spent at least 30 minutes at the highest point of Klein Matterhorn (3 trams, one elevator up through the mountain and one staircase up to the viewing platform), which was barely as long as I wanted to be up there! That 360° 3,880 meter high panorama of the mountains of Switzerland, Italy (including its highest peak, Grand Paradiso 4061 m), and France (including Mont Blanc, highest peak in the Alps 4810 m) seized my spirit and practically levitated me — they were that breathtaking to behold. In hindsight, I might have overdone it for a lowlander. A hangover without the alcohol had claimed the physical stability of both of my daughters and me. . But after being in the presence of such majesty (mountains, as well as an à propos massive wooden crucifix), I wonder ... was it was the elevation or the overload of my heart that caused my dizziness. . Check my stories for some background video and pics! . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . . #passionpassport #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #getoutside #globewanderer #radgirlscollective #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #folksouls at Glacier Paradise

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Currently seeking ways to change the world. . || This moment was a special one. I hadn’t been back to Europe in 14 years and Italy in 22. We met our daughter in this absolutely captivating walled hill town, Orvieto, which sits halfway between Rome and Florence. We spent our first night with her in an apartment in an ancient part of town and, in early the morning, we wandered through the cobble stoned maze to the center, where we were welcomed by the gentleman in the photo, giving ivory life to sonatas and modern songs alike. I was entranced — possibly levitating — as I absorbed the music and the artistry of the cathedral all at once. What a welcome back! ** To hear this scene, go to my archived stories in my bio, under “Italia 🇮🇹.” Let me know if you loved it, too! 🇮🇹 ** . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #illegalvisuals #exceptional_pictures #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #orbearth #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #girlscreating #visualquest #infinity_worldshoot #snaps_standard #rsa_ladies #ilovetoroam #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #italyiloveyou #italy_photolovers #tuscanygram #tuscanylovers #tuscanyexperience #italy_hidden_gems at Orvieto

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I was going to write, “Morning has broken” as my caption, but then I thought, there’s nothing broken about mornings in a place like this ... or anywhere. 😉 ☀️ . || Fun fact: this is the cross in the reflection in my daughter’s sunglasses in my previous post. 😀 Also, if you zoom in to the snow on top of the mountain, you’ll see tiny blurry people specks. I think those avalanche tempting skiers are slightly whacked. **** Check out my new story to see the zoom clearly! **** || . #WHPshapes . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . . #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #letsgetlost #globewanderer #passionpassport #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #folksouls at Glacier Paradise

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I believe that we are all searching for something. What are you searching for? . This shot was taken on a little platform at the top of Kleine Matterhorn, where you can see a breathtaking 360° view of the top of the world. . . . . . #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Glacier Paradise

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Yep, this sunburst is real! . Like many people, I’m closest to God in nature, whether deep in a forest or high on a mountain top, like this one. I was so taken by this little chapel next to the Matterhorn in Switzerland, but I’ve never seen the sun shine quite like this on any previous mountaintop. . I like to think it was shining like this over a chapel in these mountains that are my version of Heaven on Earth in symbolic glory. . #WHPshine @undiscover.io #undiscover #undiscovertheworld . . . . . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron #scottscheapflights @scottscheapflights #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Top of Gornergrat 3112m/10310ft

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