The Inner Picture Stories Podcast
About This Show
The Inner Picture Stories Podcast aims to readdress the balance between the outside world and the one that lies within us all. Its goal is to reconnect travel and wisdom – two of life’s great gateways which we are all far too easily disconnected from. In this podcast, hosted by Jellis Vaes – professional photographer, writer and world traveler – you are invited on a journey. A journey of wonder and discovery. So tune in and join the conversations with some of the most fascinating people we share this planet with.
Together, we will deconstruct and draw out lessons of wisdom about life and this world, and seek out answers to what makes the difference to the quality of people’s lives that you in turn can use in yours.
It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.
Brace yourself, and let the journey begin!
Most Recent Episode
EP 008 - How Travel Can Change Your Life, and How it Saved Mine
“Traveling healed me by simply reopening my view upon the world and myself. ” - Jellis Vaes Traveling, it changed my life. Not just a little bit either. Hand on heart, traveling turned everything around 180 degrees for me. It healed me; it fixed parts within me that I thought were not fixable. In this episode of The Inner Picture Stories Podcast I want to share with you all a story, a guest post that I once wrote for the multi-award winning travel blog The Planet D, (and by the way, the founders of that blog, Dave and Debra are coming on this show soon, so stay tuned for that one!). My reason for sharing this story and for bringing it onto the podcast is because it captures the enormous changes this world can create in you. Between the ages of 12 and 18, I was living in a very, very dark place. I was corrupted by misunderstood and downright wrong beliefs along with my complete ignorance of what both this world and I had to offer. While I am not trying to bring schools down, as I believe education is one of the most important bedrocks in life, we get very little to nothing at all taught about two of the most crucial lessons in life – what opportunities this world holds beyond the walls of society, and how to understand and cope with feelings and emotions. I had no one to show or tell me those truths, or to discredit the false beliefs I had created for myself, beliefs drawn from the only information and experiences I had been given access to. I’ve come way too close to committing suicide, way too close, simply because I hated what I thought this world ha