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HunanDog

Rejection Therapy: Week 1

By | Why not? | 6 Comments

When I was 23, I believed I could do anything. I moved to middle-of-nowhere China right after college, and all seemed possible. Even moving to a country where I didn’t speak the language, was the only white girl in town, and had very little understanding of Chinese culture didn’t seem to phase me much. I was nervous, but more so,…

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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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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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Food fight with one of my favorite students, Jordan

Playdates

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What was your favorite part about childhood?  Mud pies?  Make believe?  Dressing up?  Climbing trees?  Running for no reason?  Capture the flag?  Sidewalk chalk?  Forts?  All these activities share something in common: unbridled freedom, creativity, and fun! If I had one phrase to capture my early childhood it would be: “Do you want to come out and play?”  That simple…

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