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This Woman Restores Old Van To Travel Around The World With Her Rescue Dog

This Woman Restores Old Van To Travel Around The World With Her Rescue Dog

Marina Piro is a woman who has decided to take charge of her life and live it in the best way possible. Although born in Italy, she has chosen the bohemian way of life – travelling from place to place in an old restored van with her pet dog Odie.

Her old van which is a 5-door 2001 Renault Kangoo, is named Pam, which she restored herself after two months of research and on a budget of £500.

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She told Bored Panda [1] that, ‘“I will travel for as long as I can…Whether it’s with Pam or with a different means of transport. My plan is not to see as many places as possible but to really experience and get to know the places I go.”

This is how her van originally looked like:

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    After the repairs:

      There’s even a lil’ kitchenette:

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        And why is she doing this?

        Because she is bitten by wanderlust and is brave enough to chase her own dreams. She even created a blog [2] and an Instagram page [3] to empower and inspire other woman to follow their heart.

        As she says, “I believe that every choice of lifestyle is “cool” if it’s what you truly want to do whether it’s travelling, being a home mum or throwing yourself into a finance career..The blog was really created to make women feel like they could convert a van if they wanted to, even if they are alone/clueless/manless…Many women tell me ‘I wish I could do it, but would have no idea of where to start” or “I’m not brave enough to follow my dream.’ Well, they now have no excuse!”

            No matter who you are, what you do and where you come from – it’s never to late to begin anew and start living the life you want as long as you’re truly passionate and persistent. You are in control of our own life and instead of making excuses you should focus on what you have, make the most out of it and remain always positive.

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            Featured photo credit: pamthevan via pamthevan.com

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            10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

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            Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

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            Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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            2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

            Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

            3. It saves you money.

            Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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            4. It increases your immune system.

            Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

            5. It makes you face your fears head on.

            People cringe today when you mention the words “get naked.” They are so afraid of it—and today’s children are so ingrained with this—that they must wear layer upon layer to deal with their body image. However, when you are naked, you face your fears of body image and self-acceptance, experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

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            6. You will feel better in your clothes.

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            When you put yourself out there, it is a natural reaction to have fear and worry. However, this is an opportunity to embrace being vulnerable. It allows you to think and get down to the core of what really matters and what is of importance to you. When you strip away all of the excess, you are 100% you and willing to take on anything that comes your way.

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            8. You will show the world the real you.

            Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

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            Well, this could go in all sorts of directions. But when you are comfortable with your naked body and see it as being flattering, then life is more fun. You start realizing that you are beautiful and are willing to do more things that you probably would not have done otherwise—with and without your clothes on.

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            Many people are self-conscious about the way they look and decide that the less lighting the better when they are intimate with their partner. It’s nothing new. If you survey your best friends, you will probably come to this conclusion too. They may say that it even gets awkward, because they are more concerned with what their partner thinks of their body than just having and enjoying amazing intercourse. When you love the way you look naked, you will also want to have your partner see you at your best.

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