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Face the Current

Face the Current Issue 27 - January-February 2020

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Face the Current Magazine is an award-winning aspirational lifestyle publication covering international content in Travel, Culture & Arts, Music, Sports & Fitness, and Health. Our mostly evergreen content is read in more than 55 countries. Face the Current is purpose driven media that aims to create a ripple effect of positive change in the world by illuminating stories of extraordinary examples of people, brands, and experiences to provide 'fuel for an inspired life' and inspire people to be their potential and to live with purpose.

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1 min.
join the movement

Face the Current is creating a ripple effect, inspiring positive change in the world and enhancing lives by encouraging one another to relentlessly discover, explore, question and learn from current and emerging information and perspectives. Driven by a deep-rooted love of learning, creative minds and a great appreciation for connection with other individuals who are passionate about what they do, Face the Current has quickly developed into a growing team and global community of incredible people who believe in living life to the fullest and discovering their true potential. AWARDED #1 BEST PRINT MAGAZINE AND #1 IN MAGAZINE INSERTS INA 7 STATE REGION OFTHE US WEST COAST! Cover Image Credits: • Front cover: Daniel Kordan • Back cover: Merr Watson…

4 min.
ftc team

2020 CONTRIBUTORS Sasha Frate Founder & Editor-in-Chief Sasha is a perspective seeker, adventurer, and explorer. She received her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and continues to study a variety of subjects within and outside of the academic setting. Sasha brings her personal moonshot approach to life to FtC, aiming to provide an experience for our global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live with purpose and to our potential. sasha@facethecurrent.com Jawn Angus Sports Editor Jawn is a runner who has competed in 44 marathons in 38 US states, Canada and Australia. He is also an Ironman triathlete and owner of Marathawn Jawn Coaching based out of Seattle, WA and Scottsdale, AZ. Jawn is an RRCA Level II run coach, USA Triathlon Level I coach, and ISSA Strength & Conditioning…

18 min.
expedition planet earth: uncovering nature’s wild beauty with landscape

Growing up in a breathtaking region dotted with lakes and the purity of wild nature just south of Moscow, Daniel Kordan spent most of his spare time outdoors. As a child, Kordan attended an art school that focused on painting, mixed art, nature, and outdoor activities. Upon graduation, his summary report stated he was best suited for landscape photography—and how right it was. Kordan attended university and first studied quantum physics. However, he always found himself returning to the forest and enjoying pathless adventures. Nature continued to inspire him with its beckoning beauty and endless palette of colors and compositions. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I…

6 min.
ftc travel connection wanderlust & adventure stories

FTC TRAVEL CONNECTION MERR WATSON PLACE I CALL HOME: PHILIPPINES & WESTERN AUSTRALIA INSTAGRAM: @MERRWATSON WWW.MERRWATSON.COM A five-year seasoned aerial photographer and visual artist born in the Philippines and currently based in Perth, Western Australia, Merr Watson felt a passion for photography from a very young age. After flying a drone for the first time, Watson realized that the technology could allow her to expand and fulfill the photographic creativity that had been burning within her. Specializing in landscape, travel, and ocean photography and films, her work has been featured with reputable brands including DJI, Conde Nast Traveler, Qantas, Beautiful Destinations, and more. What have been your most epic travel experiences of the past decade? Merr Watson: For me, each country that I’ve visited holds a special moment that is unique in its own way. However, if…

5 min.
surging arctic ecotourism

In their glistening icy habitat, the polar bear reflects an unearthly beauty. Their home rings the Arctic Circle and incudes parts of Canada, Russia, the United States (in Alaska), Greenland, and Norway. As ice retreats, polar bears, or Ursus maritimus, have become synonymous with focusing our collective attention on climate change, but their ability to generate interest in ecotourism may be just as critical. The Ongoing Loss of Sea-Ice Habitat Sea-ice loss due to climate change remains the primary threat to the species. Every fall, bears gather and wait for the waters to freeze so they can venture out onto the ice to hunt for seals. If the extent and thickness of the sea-ice continues to decline at recently documented rates, the size of the polar bears’ hunting platform will be greatly…

12 min.
creating abundance with “happy money” zen millionaire, ken honda

Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan whose book sales have surpassed seven million copies since 2001. His latest book is entitled Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. Ken studied law at Waseda University in Tokyo and entered the Japanese workforce as a business consultant and investor. Ken’s financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, including an accounting company, a management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation. His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. Ken provides ongoing support through mentoring programs, business seminars, therapeutic workshops, and correspondence courses. Ken is the first person from Japan to be voted into the Transformational Leadership Council—a group…