Archive | April, 2013
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Giving It Up

At face value, “giving it up” sounds a lot like defeat, doesn’t it? However, if “it” is our resistance to the flow of life, “giving it up” is anything but defeat. Rather, we’re surrendering our feeble attempts at controlling life to satisfy our ego, and allowing the cooperative forces of the universe to support us […]

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Acceptance Leads To Success

80% of success is showing up. ~ Woody Allen I’m not really a Woody Allen fan, but I love the above quote. To me, from the perspective of living with intention and authenticity, there are two layers of meaning embedded in “showing up.” The first layer of “showing up” is being fully present. That is, […]

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Power of the Mind

Sports teach us a lot about the power of the mind. What sets two equally skilled players apart is often different mindsets and beliefs. Same goes for life. Whether we achieve something is often determined not by our skills or knowledge but by what we believe we deserve or what we can do. In other […]

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Pilot Your Day

The alarm clock goes off. You hit the snooze button multiple times. At some point, you can’t delay getting out of bed anymore. So, you regretfully throw back the covers and drag yourself into the shower, where you automatically proceed to go through in your mind the likely challenges of your day ahead. Does this—or […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Finally home from having been away for nearly 2 weeks. What does one do with day-long air and sea travels combined, plus all the time spent waiting at harbors and airports? Watch movies? Yep, 7 in total between my outbound and inbound trips (with Life of Pi being the most thought-provoking). Read? Yes, 2 books […]

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