The Muddy Messenger

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“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end ...” Pico Iyer

Even More ... er, less? ... Muddy Messenger for You to Enjoy!

Beginning this month, we are doing something a little different: Instead of a sending you a super-long quarterly newsletter, we will be sending out regular-sized monthly newsletters to provide you with the latest news, notes, and content from MSA! Be sure to double-check your inbox on the first week of the month: The Muddy Messenger is coming your way!

Learn About the Transformational Power of Travel

Want to learn more about the Transformational Power of Travel? Join Michael at the following dates / locations to hear more about his story and come away with strategies and tips for making your next trip a life-changing adventure!

Spotlight On: Switzerland!

Every month, we'll be highlighting one of our upcoming Adventures. This month, we're taking you to the Alps for some hiking, cheese, cows, and waterfalls ... and chocolate, because nothing says love and Valentine's day like chocolate! Our Exploring the Jungfrau program this June is going to be a real game changer for you: Read more below and contact us to learn more!
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Switzerland: Exploring the Jungfrau | June 19-26, 2016

Life doesn't get much better than 8 days of hiking, cheese, chocolate, and transformation in the Alps! Join MSA's Founder & Chief Adventure Officer, Michael Bennett, Ed.D., in Switzerland as we embark on a life-changing, perspective-busting experience. On this Swiss Adventure, you will: Hike on some of the world's most scenic trails; experience the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau peaks; be mesmerized by glacial waterfalls; hear cow's bells singing their melodic tunes as they graze on alpine pastures; indulge in Switzerland's famous foods; sleep in quaint Alpine villages; and disconnect from the stresses and busyness of life. Along the way, Michael will use the trip's many adventures and experiences as catalysts for lively and inspired discussions and personal reflection. You will reconnect with yourself, rediscover your passions, and craft the perfect plan to kick-start the next chapter of your life doing meaningful work that you love!

“There is nothing quite like climbing to the top of the Alps and looking down upon the earth ... Everything in the world suddenly makes sense." — Anonymous

Starting at $3950 | Learn more here!

Introducing: Self-Guided Adventures!

Making plans for your summer adventures? MSA can support you in making it a truly life-changing experience! Our Self-Guided Adventures (SGAs) are coaching packages designed to empower travelers like you to use their adventures as catalysts for creating meaningful changes in their lives. Work one-on-one with an MSA coach before, during, and after your trip as you re-discover who you are, create a vision of the life that you want, and build an action plan for how you can make that vision a reality. Plan your own trip, turn any of our existing itineraries into an SGA, or let us create a custom SGA just for you. If you are ready to travel the world and transform your life, our SGAs are for you! Learn More Here!

From Our Blog

February is the month of romance, and we thought we’d share a little love with you, too. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting blogs on the power of love, recreation, and adventure, and how all of those things can transform your life! Check our blog every week or go to our Facebook page to see the latest. We’ve kicked it off with 2 new posts we hope you enjoy!!

A Love Letter to Myself

By Michael Bennett, Ed.D. | Dear Self ... I am writing you this letter because I wanted to let you know how proud I am of who you are and what you are doing ... and to tell you that I love you so, so much. Being an entrepreneur is hard work: The hours are long, the pay is crap (for now), and there are days and times and moments when you want to just throw ... Click here to continue reading!

You up for a challenge? (We thought so :) Grab a piece of paper, a pen, and 10 minutes, and write your very own love letter to yourself! No editing allowed -- Just let the love flow!

Parting Shots ...

We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Muddy Messenger, Mud-Lovers! Don't forget to share the love with friends and family members this month. And remember: If you are looking to travel the world and transform your life, contact us for more information about our programs!

Travel the world ... Transform your life!

Have comments or questions? We'd love to hear from you!