From Values to Volition

What are your goals for 2018? Maybe you want to develop a new exercise routine, meditation practice, or volunteer more. Maybe your goals are more abstract: listen deeply, connect authentically, show yourself compassion. Whatever your aspirations may be as we embark upon a new year, it’s important that you first get to know your values.…

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A Year’s Learnings

It’s been another full year, one of growth, gratitude, transformation, and resiliency. 2018 is just a few days away, and I’m looking forward to seeing what it has in store. It feels good to enter the New Year with confidence and anticipation. As it approaches, allow yourself to reflect on your successes of the past…

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Early Bird

It can be hard to develop a morning routine. I’ve read a lot about people who devote the early morning hours to meditating, writing, exercising, reading, or merely embracing the rare peace and quiet that prevails before sunrise. I’ve never been one of these people. As much as I’d like to harness the power of…

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No Guarantees

I don’t remember where or when I first encountered this phrase. I likely brushed it off, not giving full thought to its meaning or relevance. It felt like an oversimplification, a philosopher’s attempt at making sense of life’s persistent ebb and flow. Now, it’s an invitation to make my stomach churn, unsettled by a notion…

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Rabbit, Rabbit

Rabbit, rabbit. Make these your first words upon waking the first of each month, and tradition says good luck will follow. Naturally, when I learned this, I said the phrase aloud once, then again, and again, hoping to squeeze out all the good karma I could. I don’t think it works like this, but I…

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