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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “authentic” as being “true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.” On dictionary.com, synonyms for “authenticity” include “genuineness,” “truth,” “candor,” “openness,” “integrity” and “sincerity.” In other words, to be authentic is to be true to ourselves, to stand in integrity of who we really are with honesty, openness and sincerity. Yet, for […]

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Ruins of St. Paul - Macau

Disorientation of Change

I’m writing this week’s article from my childhood hometown of Macau, which was a Portuguese colony until it was reverted back to Chinese rule in 1999. Over the years, economic development has expanded this “Monte Carlo of the Orient” with reclaimed land, more massive casinos—including the likes of the Venetian—and a complex web of new […]

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Do Your Best

Do Your Best

You may have read or heard of the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to add it to your reading list pronto—yes, it’s that good! I took a class several years ago based on this book, and it remains one of my all-time favorite consciousness-raising […]

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Time to Die

I’m not suicidal or homicidal, so no one panics! Yes, it’s time to die, but not in the way you think. Rather, the message is in the following: The “old” you has to die so that the “new” you can be born. The first act of creation is always destruction. ~ Katherine Woodward Thomas The […]

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