Fast travel was mapped to a customizable key as part of AHC 1.3; unfortunately, we didn't future-proof our key configuration setup very well. So depending on what version you were running, and what version you updated to, and whether or not you were using custom keys, it's likely that your keys.config file needs to be edited. In order to do that, do the following:
1. Open the keys.config file (located in the Data for RPG directory) in a text editor.
2. Add a line at the very end of the file and enter the following text, without quotation marks: "fast_travel control f"
Then save and play on as usual. You can also customize this key combination, just like any of the others. Sorry for the inconvenience!
As for Word of Life, its level requirement is 29, but it also has the skill prerequisite of Pacifist. I usually don't give away this sort of detail but we've gotten a number of false reports of this skill being broken because people thought they should have learned it already, when in fact they never purchased Pacifist.