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Fear & Loathing – In Ourselves

Media, social media and popular culture are a perfect storm to create feelings of inadequacy, in even the most secure of individuals. This comparative and competitive existence is so commonplace now that it seems many are taking this to be the “new norm” or just accepting it as their reality to now live in; however, […]

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Radical Responsibility

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention – Unknown We have often heard since childhood to “be responsible” and to “take responsibility” for our life or actions, but it seems to just get shrugged off. Responsibility (in the meaning that I am discussing) is “the state or fact of being accountable or to […]

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Decisiveness

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. – Mary Kay Ash If there’s one thing I have noticed in those around me who struggle, it is that they lack the ability to make a decision. Whether that means in a timely fashion, without the input of far […]

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Ikigai

In Japan, there is a term – ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) – which roughly means “reason for being”. It’s been featured in many articles, but just one was in Forbes, which you can read about here, and where I got the diagram/visual below. I found this fascinating when I was first introduced to it, because it’s […]

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Multipotential..what?!

Pardon me while I get FULLY excited for a moment.  In a world where we sometimes (often times) don’t always fit the “mold” of what is around us, the TED Talk below was one that really resonated with me.  I used to beat myself up (a LOT) about not having a “dream” destiny/career/life path or […]

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Domination vs Dominion

You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. – Harriet Woods Reading the book “Eating in the Light of the Moon” by Anita Johnston, PhD, I kept going back to a particular story that highlighted the difference between power through “domination” and power through “dominion”.  For those […]

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Spark Something Good

“To devote a portion of one’s leisure to do something for someone else is one of the highest forms of recreation.” – Gerald B. Fitzgerald What could you do to make life a little better for someone else? The Netflix film “Good Sam” revolves around a mysterious Good Samaritan that gives away bags filled with […]

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Some Good News

I don’t know about anyone else – but I could use some good news and a reason to smile. Thankfully, John Krasinki (aka Jim for “The Office”) fully delivered. He spearheaded his own initiative to promote some goodness and produced a full 15 minute segment called “SGN” or “Some Good News” and posted it on […]

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Tanuki – Sake and Tasting Menu

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Focus on the Good

There’s a TON of negativity right now, fear, suspicion, racism, blame/finger pointing, loneliness, grief, stress and more, and rightfully so – however, acknowledging those things, doesn’t mean unpacking and moving into them for eternity. In unprecedented times there is NO right answer or “way to behave” that is best, there’s just “doing”. We are doing […]

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