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Honoring Life

Since the start of this blog, my commitment to you, my readers, have always been to be authentic. That’s why you often read about my in-process experiences and struggles as I was going through them, not after the fact. In maintaining the same spirit of authenticity, I’m posting a short note here to let you […]

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New Year’s Intentions

Here comes the sunset of one year and the dawning of another. What’s your practice for releasing the old and embracing the new? I don’t set new year’s resolutions, as they don’t work. Instead, I like to review the past year and vision for the new year. In a nutshell, 2013 is ending in a […]

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Halloween Every Day

In the U.S., Halloween is observed this Thursday. This historically pagan holiday has evolved over the years into a day of dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating. Not only do children embrace these rituals, many adults love this day when it’s socially acceptable, if not encouraged, to dress up as a character and take on […]

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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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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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Be Real, Not Positive

In the movie, “Princess Diaries,” there’s a scene where the main protagonist, Mia, sobs in her mother’s arms, after being humiliated in public. While holding and comforting Mia, her mother tells her it’s ok to cry because she has been hurt. That scene made an impression, because it doesn’t seem to be the norm. For […]

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Practicing APP

No, I’m not talking about what to download to your smart phone. APP represents three key ingredients for living with intention, rather than just marking time: Authenticity, Purpose and Passion. Let’s talk about these in turn. Authenticity We live in a world in which we’re constantly managing our image and reputation–whether we’re aware of doing […]

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