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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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Gratitude is Love

In the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this Thursday. As a naturalized American, I’ve come to embrace Thanksgiving as one of the most meaningful traditions of my adopted home country. I’ll never forget my first Thanksgiving. I was a 16-year-old homesick Freshman at Maui Community College. My Economics professor invited a group of us—all international […]

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Be A Light

Are you the sort of person who lights up a room when you walk in, or when you walk out? ~ Robert Holden A few weeks ago, I wrote about a tough evening of tennis partly because of the really strong wind. While we were still warming up for the match, one of my teammates […]

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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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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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Adopt A Mantra

Do you have a personal mantra? I didn’t have one before. It isn’t that I didn’t believe in mantras. Rather, I never felt compelled to adopt one personally. Until a few days ago. Birth of a Mantra I have a morning spiritual routine that consists of mediation, reading, contemplation and journaling. It grounds me, and […]

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Your Highest Vision for 2013

Happy New Year! Last week, I wrote about why new year’s resolutions fail, and suggested setting an intention for 2013 instead to do our best to be our best selves and live our best lives. I also promised to share more about how to call in the highest vision for us and our lives. That’s […]

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

2013 is just around the corner. Thinking about new year’s resolutions? How well did they work for you in the past? If your experience was like that of most, they didn’t work. The truth is, unless the optimal internal and external environment is there to support our resolutions for the new year—or any other time, […]

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