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Dreams do come true!

By | Life changing moments | 11 Comments

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

“Two Sizes Too Small”

By | Acceptance, Change, Different, Heart, Life changing moments, Thought Provoking | 28 Comments

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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BaiJiu

Justice vs. The Fool

By | Change, Choice, Courage, Different, Life, Life changing moments, New Experiences, Thought Provoking, Trust, Why not? | 17 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I went to see Kamaljit, my favorite masseuse in the world, for a long overdue massage. I absolutely love my time there. I always feel like I’m in a safe and sacred port. On this occasion, Kamaljit decided to try something new. She had just journeyed to Santa Cruz to buy new Tarot cards, and as we…

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Bhutan Temple, Photo from www.bhutan.com / Video by Pogo

Writing Your Life, Part 2

By | "6 Months", Acceptance, Choice, Courage, Heart, Life, Life changing moments, Purpose | 35 Comments

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

Cleaning House: Making Room for a New Year

By | Appreciation, Choice, Courage, Different, Heart, Life, Life changing moments, passion, Questions that Count, Soul, Trust | 29 Comments

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

Why don’t you quit your job?

By | Choice, Different, Life, Life changing moments, New Experiences, Not taking life too seriously, Simple, Why not? | 42 Comments

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

Whole People. Whole Lives.

By | Acceptance, Appreciation, Being the Change, Choice, Courage, Experiments, Faith, Life, Life changing moments, New Experiences, Not taking life too seriously, Simple, Soul, Why not? | 34 Comments

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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Saying Yes! The Banjo Post

By | Life changing moments | 23 Comments

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?” I woke up about a month ago and for some reason, something in me snapped.  I…

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The Sea of Galilee -- Photo by Jacqueline Boone

The V Word

By | Life changing moments | 21 Comments

“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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