Traveling the World

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

By Nancy Stoops

Ever since I was a very small girl I always knew that I wanted to travel around the entire world.  It really all began when I was seventeen I graduated high school a semester early and spent three months in Europe.  At that point I became addicted to wanting to see the entire world.  Now I have just two more continents to go.  The plan is to see Australia this year and then as I turn sixty go to Antarctica.  I know I will always continue to travel even though I will have literally made it around the world very soon.

There are many ways to learn and I have experienced most of them.  Travel is a very unique way to learn because you literally become part of what you are learning.  There is no better to understand a country or its’ culture than to become immersed in it.  I have gotten to know people from so many different cultures and have received blessings from a holy person within each of these cultures.  I have also been part of many wonderful ceremonies and traditions, one of which involved dancing with goats in a Peruvian village.  I will never forgot my African chief my Thailand monk, all my shamans and all the other wonder spiritual beings that I spent time with being blessed.  I has been my honor!

I also make sure that with each journey comes with a close up wild life experience.  I have walked, fed and swam with 4500lb tigers.  I have trained elephants, swam with sea lions, sharks, and mantas.  I have had the head of a cheetah in my lap for a petting session.  This year I want to hold a koala and feed kangaroos.  I love my life and travelling really enriches it.

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at  You may purchase “Live Heal and Grow” and “Midnight the Therapy Dog”, Nancy’s books at


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