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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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6 Months to Live

Writing Your Life

By | Life, Soul | 37 Comments

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

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? | 43 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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Colorado Handstand

Be You

By | Life | 16 Comments

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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