Let's go on an Asian Adventure

A self-improvement toolkit for passionate creators


Snap out of cognitive dissonance. Flush out the ghosts that keep your mind fearful. Learn how to focus thought on desired outcomes and will them into reality. Take control of your life. Come join us on an adventure.

Planet Asia is an adventure story about suburban dreamers who wanted to change their lives. They moved to Asia, found jobs, developed themselves and ultimately found peace. Along the way they discovered a shared route that is viable cure for any unhappy person: overcome cognitive dissonance, tap into true self, visualize preferred outcomes, make things happen.

Read multiple perspectives on the quest for meaning and purpose as an expat in Asia. For the pure of heart, all roads lead to the same destination.

Asian cultural ideologies began with Hinduism around 5,000 years ago. Buddhism extended the Hindu philosophy east into China around 3,000 years ago. Taoism emerged in China around 2,000 years ago.

All share the concept that the physical world is a distorted reflection of a larger spiritual reality. Taoism simplifies it to “there is a larger reality that is ever present.

Come join us on an adventure: read the articles, develop your awareness and then take the plunge. Western expats wanting to change their lives can move to Asia, find jobs, develop themselves and ultimately find their happiness. Overcome cognitive dissonance, tap into true self, and shower positive visualizations with love, and enjoy the magic.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

– Buddha

Does it resonate?

If our ideas make your spidey sense tingle, reach out.


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

– Rumi

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