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The art, calligraphy, inspirations, and ponderings of Riana Nelson.

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Riana's Travels: OLYMPIA, WA

Riana Nelson

As an Olympia local, I was honored to provide my hometown recommendations for Lonely Planet’s Budget Travel article about Olympia, WA!

However, it wasn’t able to include ALL of my Olympia suggestions I’d provided, so today on my blog, I’m pulling back the curtain on the complete list I gave Budget Travel, and I’m sharing it with YOU.

Whether you live in Olympia, or are thinking of visiting, I hope this list gives you all the info you need to have some incredible adventures…

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My advice to graduating seniors

Riana Nelson

15 years ago I graduated high school. FIFTEEN. YEARS. AGO.

Back then in 2004, I was dissecting cats in my ex-boyfriend’s biology class, hanging out with my fellow super nerdy drama and choir kids— seriously the best people, I’m not kidding— and I played zero sports. I thought I was literally unable to run. Ever. Now I can. It’s great, and literally everyone can run if they try. But I digress!

My biggest advice for graduating seniors is the following.

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True North: A Call for Courage

Riana Nelson

In a recent yoga class, the instructor announced that the postural theme for class would be the ever-challenging "boat pose" (Paripurna Navasana).

The instructor went on to explain that, similar to a boat, even in the face of a horrible storm in our lives, it’s how we choose to set our sails which defines us: not the size of the storm, or the height of the swells. Similar to a boat's course, our navigation...

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