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life experiments Archives - 6 Months to Live: The Experiment Continues

There's hope!
Life changing moments
July 31, 2013

Living your Dream Limbo? Just Keep Swimming!

One of my biggest missions for "6 Months to Live" is to inspire and empower people to create lives they love, so it's important to me that I am a cheerleader for people and their dreams. I want others to know that dreams do come true, that everything is possible, and that magic and opportunities are everywhere. As the blog continues…
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My grandmother's first time in the ocean (in her 70s!)
Why wait?
May 30, 2013

The Art of Mistake Making

Do you remember how many times you fell down when you were learning to walk? I don't personally, but I'm sure I fell hundreds if not thousands of times in my quest for 2-legged movement. Do you think you cared about falling down or did you just instinctively get up and give it another go? While teaching in China, the…
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Photo by Kim Nicol
Guest Posts
December 20, 2012

How to Make Hard Decisions by Kim Nicol

"Be Curious. Savor all of it." --Kim's tagline on her website, kimnicol.com How to Make Hard Decisions I know what I want but it's scary and (maybe) irresponsible.  I knew for a long time that I wanted to __________.  I'm leaving out the specifics of my desire because you can place just about anything in there and this story will…
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Photo by Vanessa Hellmann | www.vanessamona.com
Uncategorized
November 5, 2012

Hammock Chats

I once had a friend tell me, "Jackie, if you talked to me like you talk to yourself, we wouldn't be friends." She was absolutely right. My inner voice was toxic, filled with "You can'ts, not good enough's, and 'why can't you be better's?'. Her words shocked me and made me aware of how often my negative self talk made me…
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(c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts
Life Experiments
November 1, 2012

Celebrating You!

I'm excited to announce 6 Months to Live's first guest Life Experiments' post by Arianna Merritt from Arianna's Random Thoughts! Many thanks to Arianna for sharing her experiment and photos. Feel free to submit your ideas and life experiments as well to sixmonthstolive@gmail.com Read more about Arianna's journey to celebrating herself and others below: Meet Arianna Merritt from (c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts Celebrating You:…
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It's time to walk across
Choice
October 15, 2012

The Best Adventures Begin with Choice

Most epic stories or adventures begin with a dramatic life change. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, decided to go on an incredible journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia after a devastating break up. Elliot's life was completely turned upside down when E.T. arrived. Queen Elizabeth I took the throne as England's first sole female monarch after the death of her…
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HunanDog
Why not?
August 10, 2012

Rejection Therapy: Week 1

When I was 23, I believed I could do anything. I moved to middle-of-nowhere China right after college, and all seemed possible. Even moving to a country where I didn't speak the language, was the only white girl in town, and had very little understanding of Chinese culture didn't seem to phase me much. I was nervous, but more so,…
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Photo by Allison Gergley
Life Experiments
August 9, 2012

“6 Months to Live” — The Original Experiment

On November 12, 2009 I started a 6-Month Experiment in Living. I wanted to see what would happen if I took 6 months to truly live. That simple choice to take a chance and venture into the unknown forever changed my life. Why is "What would you do if you had 6 months to live?" so powerful? It's a focusing question. It…
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