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Life changing moments
April 17, 2013

Dreams do come true!

As I write this post, I hear the soothing sounds of a creek coupled with various birds' songs. I'm sitting in the living room of my new home, and I'm oozing quiet contentment. I'm on the other side of fear and loving my new life! 4 days ago, all I had was a plane ticket, a place to stay for two nights,…
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HunanBabes
AcceptanceHeartLife changing momentsThought Provoking
April 6, 2012

“Two Sizes Too Small”

I'm a huge advocate for stepping outside one's comfort zone. Often the best times for genuine growth stem from taking a chance on a new challenge and diving in. Although moving to the middle-of-nowhere China, not speaking the language, and being the only American female foreign teacher in the town was difficult, I learned so much from that first year…
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Bhutan Temple, Photo from www.bhutan.com / Video by Pogo
AcceptanceChoiceCourageHeartLifeLife changing momentsPurpose
January 29, 2012

Writing Your Life, Part 2

First off, I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful, kind, and wise comments on my initial post, Writing Your Life. One of the many things I've learned and gained from this ongoing experiment in living is to be open and vulnerable (see The V Word) with others. I'm deeply grateful to everyone for listening and commiserating on questions we…
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Imagine the Impossible
ChoiceCourageHeartLifeLife changing momentspassionQuestions that CountSoulTrust
December 30, 2011

Cleaning House: Making Room for a New Year

The Chinese have a beautiful tradition for Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. Each family cleans their house thoroughly before the end of the year. In mopping, dusting, and sweeping every nook and cranny, the old energy of the previous year is cleared away, and there is space for the new. On the first day of the new year (according…
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Photo by Jacqueline Boone
ChoiceLifeLife changing momentsNew ExperiencesWhy not?
December 13, 2011

Why don’t you quit your job?

I've been talking a lot about 6 Months to Live with several new people lately, and it's always interesting to hear people's comments and questions.  One person sarcastically asked, "Well, if you only had 6 months to live, why are you still working?"  I read him a quote from my Kickstarter Project: "Most of us have no idea when our…
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Two of my favorite students in China
AcceptanceBeing the ChangeChoiceCourageExperimentsFaithLifeLife changing momentsNew ExperiencesSoulWhy not?
November 3, 2011

Whole People. Whole Lives.

I recently took a risk. I added business contacts to my Facebook page and uploaded my personal blog on LinkedIn.   I've always maintained a clear line between my professional life and my personal life.   This seemingly simple switch came from a recent conversation I had about modern global leadership. I will be the first to admit I have siloed my…
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Photo by Tian Jiang
Life changing moments
May 24, 2011

Saying Yes! The Banjo Post

When was the last time you did exactly what you felt like doing?  Not what you "should" do, not what you kind of wanted to do, exactly what you wanted--no compromises.  How many times a day do we tell ourselves, "not today" or "one day?" Photo by Tian Jiang I woke up about a month ago and for some reason, something…
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The Sea of Galilee -- Photo by Jacqueline Boone
Life changing moments
December 7, 2010

The V Word

"Courage is ...to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart." -Dr. Brené Brown's lecture I've tried to write this post several times in the past month.  It started with a breakup.  It took a detour with an empowering video I watched today on Youtube that essentially says the people that feel the most loved and connected…
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