In the KNOW!

In the KNOW!

Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous. Copyright 2018 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.... Show More

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Diann Schindler is back in Amelia Island, Florida.  Why?  She reveals she contracted a yet-to-be diagnosed illness while in Thailand and needed to return to begin to heal.

Listen as Diann talks about this strange illness, her road to recovery, her exciting new goals, and a special partnership with Dr. J., Ph.D., retired sex therapist turned erotica writer.  Together they have created The Di’Na Zing Experience.

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August 13, 2019 13 min

Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes.  It's said that the sounds generated by these bowls can  promote healing, reduce stress, create calm, and address dis-ease.

  What an interesting concept.  I'm new     to this, obviously, but totally captured!

  I bought 2 singing bowls during my         visit to Myanmar and have been       mesmerized with their sounds.

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July 28, 2019 12 min

Among all the crushing images I saw at the Auschwitz-Birdenau Memorial and Museum, it was the hair that had the most immediate and lasting effect. Actual hair sheared  from the heads of every man, woman, and child prisoner; disinfected; wound in balls; and placed in net bags.  I saw a roomful of this hair, discolored by the years, but unmistakably human brown, gray and white hair.

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This is a meditation is designed for the Charter for Compassion course entitled "Cultivating Compassion through Travel."

However, it is useful for anyone interested in receiving and sending compassion from and to loved ones, acquaintances, and people all over the world.

This Course and this meditation will assist you in becoming more compassionate.

Why choose to act compassionately?

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This guided meditation is designed for my "Cultivating Compassion through Travel" course offered online by the Charter for Compassion.

WHEN THE COURSE IS OFFERED IS YET TO BE DETERMINED.

For course participants, be sure to compete the previous activity in the Course so that you wil... Read more

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April 16, 2019 13 min

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

This meditation is designed to experience, embrace, and practice mindfulness. 

When we are mindful, our mind is fully attending to what is happening, to what we are doing.  

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This podcast is one in a series of podcasts designed especially for my "Cultivating Compassion through Travel" online course, which will be offered by the Charter for Compassion.  

This is a simple guided meditation for Giving and Receiving Compassion.  It is designed to allow for relaxation and absorption of self-compassion and compassion for... Read more

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January 7, 2019 27 min

In this "In the KNOW!!" podcast show episode, I have the honor of interviewing Dr. J., Ph.D. and former sex therapist turned erotica writer.  We discuss how she came to choose sex therapy as a career, her teaching techniques, her philosophy and approach to writing sex-positive sex scenes, as well as her leadership in teaching others to write appropriate sex-positive sex scenes.  You DO NOT want to miss this episode!

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I have found that I cannot count on apartments or hotels to have the cleaning products I need when I need them.  And, often, I need products immediately.  I choose not to buy products because the bottles contain much more product than I need and I refuse carry more than I need in my luggage. 

Therefore, I carry toothpaste...it is a remedy for so many challenges. 

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This episode provides a glimpse of my challenges having faced 4 eye surgeries, which reduced my perfect vision of 20/20 to 80 percent loss of vision. And, my vision deterioration was not over and stress and worry consumed me to the point that my blood pressure skyrocketed into the danger zone. 

I HAD to address my brain-screaming fear.  I HAD to get control back before my blood pressure problems seeped over and created ha... Read more

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December 31, 2018 11 min

The Mediterranean coastline is known as the Italian Riviera, includes Cinque Terre and Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, as well as Sanremo.  And then, there is Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus, and gateway to the sea.

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December 30, 2018 11 min

This episode is an excerpt from my book, "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC's of International Travel."  While this reading is about my experiences in this lovely Italian city, it is also about compassion. 

I meet Bernard at a Puccini concert.  His small, but kind gesture of compassion began our friendship.  We remain friends today.

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December 27, 2018 25 min

Listen to this informative podcast about Quito, Ecuador.  I share some confessions and discuss Quito facts, as well as fun personal stories, especially about meeting Lea (above) and her family.  

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December 26, 2018 20 min

This episode is a RErelease of my second episode that I recorded in Quito, Ecuador in Februay of 2017. But, still useful to travelers everywhere.  I discuss nine items I use every single day when I travel.  I can't do without them. People are always asking me all sorts of questions about my adventures, including what do I use for this, what do I use for that, etc.  My podcast show is an effort to respond to all of those ques... Read more

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I began podcasting in January, 2017, one year after I left the country to travel the world and before I actually named my podcasting the "In the KNOW!" show. 

This episode is a rerelease of my very first podcast in which I describe that travel bug, that gadfly-like travel bug that latched on to me until I could no longer ignore it.  I just had to give in to it, embrace it, even nourish it and commence my truly ama... Read more

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December 23, 2018 15 min

Diann reads from her women's-literature-genre book, "Just A Girl: A coming-of-age novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and discernment.  Chapter 22 marks the middle of the story about Paula.  This chapter tells of the story of Paula's father when he is suddenly taken ill.

"Just A Girl" was ranked 6th best coming-of-age fiction by Amazon in 2017.

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December 22, 2018 18 min

This episode is all about AIRBNB and a step-by-step guide to renting an AIRBNB... including learning more about a location before accessing AIRBNB, finding the best space for you and in the right location, ensuring accuracy, learning about specific transportation options to the AIRBNB location, asking for more information, more!

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International cities are placing more and more restrictions on AIRBNB hosts.  Diann fleshes out those restrictions in 6 cities so that you know when an AIRBNB has followed city guidelines.  When AIRBNB hosts do not register with their city, their apartments can be yanked from AIRBNB at any moment...even AFTER you have booked and paid.

Listen to learn how to know when an AIRBNB has followed city restrictions.

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Do you know about myopia?

Do you know it can affect more than just the quality of your eye sight?

Do you know it can affect the health of the retina?

Do you know a frequent error that occurs during cataract surgery?

Do you know that frequent error can serverely affect the health of the retina?

I learned from my eye doctor in Prishtina, Kosovo, what my eye doctor in Amelia Island, Florid... Read more

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December 19, 2018 12 min

Part One of 2 podcasts about restrictions placed on AIRBNB.  Part One focuses on US cities. Be sure to have pencil and paper ready for this episode. It's full of important information. And, watch for Part Two, Airbnb Restrictions in International Cities.

Sources for this podcast include, but are not limited to, "CondeNast Traveler", "Reuters", "The Guardian", "The Telegraph", "Skift... Read more

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