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22 07, 2018

Beyond Greatness

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A memory of my five year old self exists, sitting in my mother’s giant eggshell yellow Pontiac station wagon on the way home one day from kindergarten. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my mother asked. I responded innocently (if not a wee bit precociously), “I want to be Great!” Great,

3 01, 2018

owning who you are

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Warning: The below story contains a few lines that may not paint a pretty picture. but hey, is life always pretty?On Christmas eve, I was food poisoned. Not the mild version either; instead, one with liquids spewing out every orifice throughout the night and for days on end. I know it might not be the

26 07, 2016

I’m ok, you’re ok

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For those of you growing up several decades ago, you may remember the book entitled I'm OK, You're OK. I never read it (I was a little young for self-help), but I sure remember seeing it in airports, and whatever talk show was popular at the time. My mom may have even had a copy

22 08, 2014

Footprints

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From an early age, well before we are born into our physical body, each of us begins making our mark in the world, our imprint. As we develop, we find our feet and intuitively understand the sensation of movement, and also our relationship with gravity. We learn to fall, and to get up. Sometimes it

24 12, 2011

Gratitude and the gunas

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One of the most challenging aspects of true gratitude is accepting all things in life as precious; without judgement, without control. It's so easy to fall into the habit of perceiving things in our life as good and bad, extending appreciation only to those things we deem as beneficial to our small, ego-driven selves. When