I Sold Everything to Travel the World

 Published in The Fine Line Magazine 10/24/17

#RealTalk | 10.24.2017

The first time I seriously considered leaving the United States to travel full-time was March 2014. I was 58 years old. Two months later, I had sold or given away almost everything I owned. Three years later, I am writing this from 40,000 feet, as I fly back from my 1,167-day worldwide journey. I am different from when I left: I am a woman who trusts herself absolutely.

I am 61 and fearless.

Looking back, I marvel at the confidence it took to cancel the lease on my luxury condo, sell my sports car, end my relationship with a wonderful man (I couldn’t ask him to wait for me), close my consulting company, and resign from two board of director positions. I didn’t have a lot of money, investments, or an inheritance to fall back on, I only knew there was something missing in my life.

I had done everything I was supposed to do: raised two sons, became a successful entrepreneur, served my community and somehow lost some of me in all of it. I was living a life that no longer served me, working to pay huge bills to have the things I thought would make me happy. But they didn’t. They just shackled me to a life that wasn’t fulfilling.

I longed to simplify. I wanted to travel.

As a spiritual life coach and an energy healing practitioner, I knew I would be able to work from anywhere in the world. Using social media, I was able to create a bit of passive income as I set out on my journey.

 I WAS LIVING A LIFE THAT NO LONGER SERVED ME, WORKING TO PAY HUGE BILLS TO HAVE THE THINGS I THOUGHT WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY. BUT THEY DIDN’T. THEY JUST SHACKLED ME TO A LIFE THAT WASN’T FULFILLING.

In July, just four months after I decided to upend my life, I said goodbye to my sons, mother, family and friends, and spent a last bittersweet night with my boyfriend. Each goodbye broke my heart. Each goodbye was a step closer to my dream.

But that’s not to say that I wasn’t scared!

The little girl inside of me wanted to stay comfortable in the life I had created. A little voice in the back of my head was saying, “What if you’re wrong? What if you don’t like it? What if this is a whole lot harder than you think it’s going to be? What if this is a huge mistake?” Still, I had to do it.

That first year, I explored twelve countries in Europe and volunteered in Bosnia excavating the world’s largest pyramids. For the next 18 months, I lived in The Sacred Valley of Peru’s Andean highlands, investigated the ruins of Bolivia, drove all over southern Mexico, and worked as a guide for a spiritual healer in Brazil. Then I spent six months in South Africa, visiting ancient structures from Nelspruit to Cape Town. I experienced miracles and unexplained occurrences. From there, I traveled to Asia, visiting six countries. I especially loved Thailand.

In the last three years, I’ve experienced so many different events and emotions. There were times that I was nearly out of money. There were times that I felt deeply alone. There were times that I looked up to realize that I was in physical danger. But there was also joy — oh so much joy.

Fourteen months into my journey, while I was in Brazil working for the spiritual healer, I met a young Swiss woman with breast cancer that had spread to her bones. She looked healthy but was in tremendous pain. She’d been told that she would die soon, so she’d come from Switzerland to see the famous healer. I guided the woman through her journey with the healer, and her health improved. Three years later, she is alive and thriving. I had many similar experiences, and though it pained me to see people suffering, it was so gratifying to know that I was playing a significant role in their healing.

I GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEP OUTSIDE OF WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF ME. I GOT TO ESCAPE THE RULES THAT AMERICAN SOCIETY TELLS A 58-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SHE IS SUPPOSED TO LIVE BY.

Last July, just a couple of months before I returned to the United States, I spent a month in the Thai village of Pai. It is an absolutely beautiful place, and despite being surrounded by many people, even some close friends, I felt lonely a lot of the time. Loneliness is not something I often experience, and it felt especially painful. I found myself drawn to a small bungalow owned by a beautiful Buddhist woman. I rented the house from her, and even though she spoke no English, and I do not speak Thai, we communicated through our eyes and gestures. She appeared over and over to look after me when I needed it most, appearing with an open heart and meeting my needs before I even knew I had them. It was humbling, and I had to learn to accept her gifts of food and comfort. I cried when she dropped me off at the bus station the day I left, and not a day passes that I don’t remember that there are opportunities to serve others the way my Buddhist angel served me.

Now, I am resting. I am preparing for a new adventure. I am living in the knowledge that I went in search of meaning for my life and I found it. People often say to me, “You’re so lucky,” but the truth is there was no luck involved here. I followed my heart. Because I did, I got the opportunity to step outside of what was expected of me. I got to escape the rules that American society tells a 58-year-old woman she is supposed to live by. And I found the most important thing each of us can find in this world. I found my truest self and what brings joy into my life.

It wasn’t easy, but the unknown isn’t. There were times I was afraid and alone and wondering, What in the world have I done? That’s when I discovered I already had all the answers, I just had to listen for them.

Adele Good is a spiritual life coach and associate with Imagine Miracles. You can learn more about her at allgoodinternational.com. email Adele@AllGoodInternational.com

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Empower YOU! virtual event Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25 – Facilitated Remotely by Adele Good from South Africa

8 a.m. PST, 10 a.m. CST, 11 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. in London and 5 p.m. in Cape Town

Access your Higher Self as you learn a simple method of Kinesiology – Muscle Testing. This is a quick, fun way to ask your higher self for answers to almost any question involving your health, happiness and wealth.  You will also participate in receiving All Good Energy Healing as any pain or discomfort is relieved and your mobility significantly improved.

Adele’s focus for many years has been to empower others to realize how easy it is to be radiantly healthy.  Being raised in a family of four generations of medical doctors, and battling asthma, pre-diabetes, thyroid issues and severe knee pain, Adele finally figured it out so now these conditions are only part of her past.  In 2006, she stopped taking all medications, got healthy and now at age 60 lives a radiantly healthy active full life exploring ancient sites hidden all over Mother Earth. She shares how easy it is to youthen and live life full out, regardless of age, physical or medical limitations.

Adele had become a seminar junkie and participated in thousands of hours of alternative healing seminars and individual work all over the world. After realizing the life changing power of her energy healing trainings, she shifted her focus to empower others as they discover how simple it is to naturally be radiantly healthy.
She was traveling a lot and figured out how much more fun (and financially smart) it would be to sell everything and travel full time, exploring sacred sites and doing her energy work on the road. In 2014, she sold her business, released everything she owned by giving
most of it to her grown sons as their early inheritance and moved to Bosnia where she helped excavate the world’s largest pyramids which look like tree covered mountains (all about healing and energy).  From there Adele drove all over Europe, spending five months doing energy healing in the south of France, moved to Peru, explored Mexico, Bolivia and Uruguay then settled down in Brazil for a year as a guide for spiritual healer John of God (Oprah made him famous). Last August, she went to S. Africa to spend a month traveling across the country exploring ancient sites and stayed.
 Adele is listening to a higher calling and leaving soon for S. E. Asia to volunteer with “Together We Can Change The World” (TWCCTW.org).   She has confirmed with her higher self that moving to Asia is in her highest and greatest good, so she is confident she will be guided and protected as always.

TWCCTW will work with underprivileged women and children all over SE Asia. Part of Adele’s commitment to TWCCTW is to raise funds. She would love to offer this Empower YOU online workshop to share HOW she gets these callings and is able to completely trust her higher guidance as she listens to her intuition and makes confident decisions.

Adele has taught this process to hundreds of friends and clients all over the world, enabling them to ‘get out of the way’ and be guided to make more conscious choices. She will also include healing for everyone on the call and guarantee each participant will feel the energy flowing or a difference in their body after the session.

If you have aches and pains they will be reduced and if you do not have any discomforts, you will feel a wonderful sense of calm and relaxation. Some of you will receive significant healing if you are willing to share details and let others witness the process she calls All Good Energy Healing. This is a combination of years of training with doctors and masters all over the world.

Adele has had huge success with clients:         

*regaining sense of smell and taste
*shifting sleep disorders
*leaving canes and walkers behind
*unlocking painful shoulder, neck or knee blockages to regain complete mobility
*alleviating back pain
*healing faster and with less medication from disease, surgeries or other conditions
*working with pets and horses to quickly shift medical conditions

Usually one session is enough to completely release all discomfort, yet for deep or long standing health issues, be aware it might take up to three sessions.  This group event will show you how simple it is to begin massive healing.

If you would like to be chosen to receive specific healing for aches, pain, severe knee or joint issues, loss of smell or taste, or anything you will obviously be able to feel has shifted and improved, send Adele the details of your health conditions and she will let you know later in the week if you have been chosen.

To hold your space, please send your donation of at least $22 via PayPals at Adele@AdeleGood.com (please use Friends and Family process so no one pays fees).

If you have already donated on Adele’s behalf to TWCCTW.org, you are also welcome to join this event.

Send an email to Adele@AdeleGood.com if you have any questions.

You will receive a message on Friday with details regarding how to connect to this virtual 2 hour event on Saturday, March 25 – 8 a.m. PST, 10 a.m. CST, 11 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. in London and 5 p.m. in Cape Town.

Please share this with friends and family who might benefit from this life changing process.

Be sure to drink lots of water the day of this event as hydration is very important.

Adele looks forward to EMPOWERING YOU as you help empower others with your donation to TWCCTW!

Thank you so much!

***She is also available for Private All Good Energy Healing Sessions in person or remotely, which are guaranteed to create significant shifts in pain, discomfort, mobility and overall wellness. Contact Adele at Adele@AdeleGood.com.  This fee is $111, which, if done before March 28, will also be gifted to TWCCTW.

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Essential Oils – Essential to Good Health

Have you discovered the ancient secrets of essential oils yet?  Ever think about how refreshing peppermint makes you feel, how relaxing lavender can be or how eucalyptus quickly relieves congestion? Or, depending on your age and early oral health, the effects of pure clove oil your dentist used to dab on your gums to numb the area before shots of novocaine?

p2170124These are just a few essential oils you may have used while not realizing how powerful each can be in helping you attain and remain healthy… especially in their natural state, without added chemicals or fillers.

Big pharma began tapping into these natural oils years ago as they were usually the base for drugs and medications.  Now, sadly, along with the FDA, they are working to make it harder for us to get these essential oils in their undiluted form.  These pure oils can not be patented which is the foundation of the multi-billion dollar business of the chemical formulas these chemical companies patent and promote.

One of the ridiculous things going on will be the addition of an expiration date on pure essential oil bottles.  I say “ridiculous” as ancient oils found over the millennium are just as potent and healthy as those properly distilled today and have not expired.

I am sharing this information as I keep hearing the FDA is getting more involved in stopping those of us who believe there is a better way to be healthy.  Many of us, from the US have been brainwashed to believe drugs, radiation or surgeries are the only solutions to heal dis-ease and major health issues.

Having been raised in a family of four medical doctors, my father, an orthopedic surgeon and pioneer in hand surgery, who died in 1981, warned us what was coming in “modern” western medicine.  Sadly, he was very accurate in his predictions of the chemical industry.  As a young child, I remember him not allowing us to take over the counter or prescription medicine as he did not want those chemicals in our bodies.

In my forties, in spite of my father’s warnings, I was very ill and taking a growing list of strong prescriptions of which I would most likely still be on along with many more, had I not ‘woken’ up to the lessons he had drilled into us and taken my health into my own hands.

I reversed all of my health conditions, got off all of those meds and have not even taken an aspirin since 2006. Today, at sixty, I feel amazing and believe I am “youthing” instead of aging.

Once my path took a different twist from traditional western medicine, I began my work with Shamans, indigenous cultures and exploring ancient untapped lands for healthier options.

Since leaving the US in 2014, I have traveled full time, searching for answers to natural health among hundreds of ancient sites all over Europe, South America, Mexico, and now South Africa.

One simple lesson, while hiking the Inca trails in the Sacred Valley was when my Peruvian guide crushed fresh peppermint into my hands.  He told me to breathe it as it opened my tight lungs and helped significantly during a strenuous hike in the high altitude. This plant was all over the ancient Inca trails, there to aid the Inca runners as they traversed the mountains of the Sacred Valley.

Since most of us can’t carry plants around with us, Essential Oils, along with a healthy diet, exercise and positive mindset are a great option.

p2170121Without creating alarm of what I see coming, I want to encourage you to go onto Amazon.com and while it is still available, order a book I believe you will find invaluable. This is the only book I carry with me from continent to continent…the Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Sixth Edition, is the most recent printing.  My copy is very worn and all highlighted as I use it for minor and more significant health issue for myself and clients as it covers healthy alternatives using Essential Oils for most dis-eases and health conditions…naturally returning the body to radiant health inside out.  I suggest you read it cover to cover, highlighting as you go and deciding if you might be able to reverse some of your own ailments.

This book is a great introductory and advanced guide to learn the history of Essential Oils as well as how they can benefit you, your family and even your pets.

It was from reading this book, I learned to be cautious of over the counter oils, even if sold in health food stores, as they can be deceptive.  One simple example is regarding popular Lavender Oil.  Unfortunately, there is a lavender oil “hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled throughout the world.  Lavandin is often heated to evaporate the camphor, mixed with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance, and then sold as lavender oil.”   This is NOT a healthy form of “Lavender Oil” and can have a negative effect on the body, especially burns as lavandin might actually make them worse whereas pure Lavender Oil is known to quickly improve burns.

I have tried various brands of Essential Oils and believe Young Living is the best source.  There are other companies producing high quality oils, yet after working directly with Gary Young, founder of Young Living, many years ago, I trust his integrity, research and long term commitment of quality Essential Oils.

This little pouch has been my only p2170126“medicine kit” since 2011, traveling around the world with me and providing help to so many others I have met along my journey. It contains many of my favorite oils and although I have recently been called to add more essential oils to my collection, these were sufficient to help many with tooth aches, sleep issues, repel insects, indigestion, insect bites, scrapes, headaches, stress, minor bone breaks, colds, muscular discomfort and respiratory issues.  One oil even deterred mice when I lived in the French countryside and had little critters finding their way into my kitchen. Yes….versatile and fascinating!

I recently heard of some major medical centers ‘testing’ Essential Oils among their patients, which to me is very frightening, as I have no doubt the chemical companies are behind this activity and the long term outcome will not benefit anyone except big pharma.

If you have any questions about Essential Oils, want to learn more about Young Living or would like to share some of your success stories, please comment to this post.

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Adele Good – FIRST 5K OFF Bucket List!

p2150836“Feeling a bit anxious as the sun just rose out my window exposing another gorgeous day here in Cape Town… a little part of me hoped it would be pouring today so I had an excuse to stay in. As an American traveling the world alone I feel so blessed to have my health back, happy grown children and a business model which allows me this freedom… and as I strive to do new ‘Firsts’ I occasionally get a bit nervous as I realize I am totally out of my element. Having taken my first run since 2011, (barefoot on the beach) just a week ago, I heard about this nearby Parkrun and decided to check it ou. I certainly realize I am in no shape to run a 5K with a bunch of locals who do it weekly – especially with the extra 20 pounds I have challenged myself to release! So, as I wait for Uber to pick me up and deliver me to this new unknown.. .alone into an uncomfortable environment, I know I will grow and take one more step towards wherever it is I am being led. Trusting my intuition as it always leads me to magical places…. in spite of the pre-nervous jitters! Wish I had a decent pair of runners…. haven’t needed them on the beach so just realized that might be an issue….”

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The above paragraph was what I wrote on Facebook a few hours ago as I nervously waited to enter unknown territory of my first 5K and once, again, my concerns were silly!

Thanks to this angel, Barbara, who greeted me when the Uber driver dropped me off.  She took me under her wing, put me to work helping set things up and I knew I was going to be alright!

Many local communities in South Africa have a weekly 5K Parkrun – free and very well organized and attended.

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At this one, Fish Hoek Parkrun, I met several 4 year olds who had been running a full 2K for over a year, a 10 year old who preferred to volunteer and hang out during the race at the playground and many others up into their seventies who value regular exercise out in nature and have been doing 5Ks for a long time.p2150874

Although I began the course at a slow run, before the second kilometer I had shifted to a brisk walk and Barbara suddenly appeared… we walked fast together as we chatted, already seeming like old friends. Her daughter also does energy healing so we had much to talk about.

The majority of the runners were way ahead of us, some completing their third or fourth kilometer before we finished the second and Barbara reminded me we were just out for fun and it was all perfect.  She sounded like me consoling a client, reminding them everything is perfect…it is ALL GOOD!

Today is a beautiful day and we were traversing through small paths in this sacred land surrounded by special hills with caves full of 100,000 year old artifacts.

p2150873-2When I first arrived in Cape Town in September, as the Sacred Sites Tour I had been on for a month came to an end, we hiked up to what is called Peer’s Cave.  This mountainous area is full of underground tunnel systems and fascinating structures which remind me of Peru, Mexico and Bosnia. I chose to stay in Cape Town to continue to explore these sites and be in this beautiful energy… whatever the purpose of my time here, I am well aware it will eventually be exposed.

Being able to run at the base of these mountains was spectacular and certainly nothing to have been scared about just because the labels ‘5K’ and ‘Run’ were attached.

Often in life we have unnecessary fears of silly things we put into our own heads as being uncomfortable or out of our range.  And, as we all know, these fears are usually just in our head and there is nothing to fear!

Had you told me just 8 short days agop2150882 or 18 years ago, I would run through the starting gate and race through the finish line of a mountain trail 5K, I would NEVER have believed you!  First of all, 18 years ago I weighed 300 pounds and was certainly in no physical shape to run anything… and 8 days ago it had been 5 years since “bone-on-bone” knees stopped the running I began after releasing over 100 pounds.

Everything is possible and when we face our fears head on and just do whatever scares us anyway – we can accomplish amazing things!

At the end of the fifth kilometer, Barbara and I picked up the pace and ran through the finish line… I am thrilled!   I did it and finished in well under an hour… nothing to brag about and I don’t care – I did it!  Another FIRST off my bucket list!

Is there something in YOUR head that scares you?  Are you fearful of a challenge? My suggestion – don’t take time to think about it – and as Nike says – JUST DO IT anyway! And remember, no matter what your current physical condition or belief system, YOU DESERVE RADIANT HEALTH – INSIDE OUT!

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Barefoot and JOYful on Cape Town Beach

p2150358So fun to have developed a new passion at 60. I ran for a few years before 2011 and have started up again and LOVE it!

Jogging on the beach is so exhilarating… as my barefeet hit the sand I am taken back to a different lifetime – one of running for joy, feeling lighter, almost childlike and the thrill as my lungs breathe fresh air and my eyes shine for pure happy joy. In the past I only ran for exercise – having been told it was good for me so I forced myself to go to the gym or run on concrete near my home.

This is so different!

Being barefoot on sand is such a healthy process as the Earth’s electrical magnetic current can flow directly into our bodies and heal all kinds of things… and this is more than that. It is setting a goal to run a bit further each day, being consistent as long as it is fun (rained one day so of the past 5  so I took that day off) and enJOYing the time in nature.

This is so interesting – at my age I had never been told how much better running on the beach barefoot was – not even like exercise – feels more like a joyful experience of doing something special for myself!

If you are near a beach, don’t wait till you’re my age to have this beautiful experience – go out there and see for yourself and share your thoughts here…

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Adele Good from Cape Town

Adele Good having fun sharing details about All Good International before taking a chilly dip in the South Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, South Africa. Adele speaks of how we can each live life full out, be radiantly healthy and upgrade our travelstyle!

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