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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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6 Months to Live
LifeSoul
January 26, 2012

Writing Your Life

When's the last time you sang? I hope it was today or just now. I can always tell something is amiss in my life when I don't sing. Singing makes me incandescently happy. I haven't been singing lately. Weeks of travel coupled with many "to do's" have left me serious and soul searching. As I've been reminded by friends, family, and society,…
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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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Illustration by Reese Kolar, "6 Months" 2nd Episode Guest
AcceptanceChoiceCourageLifeWhy not?
November 15, 2011

“Angry Girl Inhales Waffle Cone”

Today's headline might have read something like this in my world.  It was a rough day.  After biking home, I took a swift walk to the park and unloaded my frustrations.  My mom patiently listened on the phone, as I told her about everything going on in my world and then she said "I love you" and goodnight. On the…
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Thank You for Continuing to Read!
GratitudeHeartLife
November 11, 2011

Happy 11-11-11 & 2-Year Anniversary!

It's hard to believe it's been 2 years since I started 6 Months to Live.  November 11, 2009, I was sitting on my mom's couch that evening carefully crafting the theme, the name, and the beginning widgets for this blog.  I knew almost nothing about blogging and even less about Wordpress.  I had no idea if anyone would even read…
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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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Colorado Handstand
Life
July 14, 2010

Be You

The most courageous act you will ever commit is to simply be yourself. I rarely speak in absolutes, but after living (almost) 27 years and having a variety of experiences, ranging from the darkest nights of my soul to moments of ecstasy, I can confidently say it takes sheer courage to be all of who we are. While living in China, one…
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