Is Perfection an Obstacle?

Is Perfection an Obstacle?

I practice Iyengar yoga and Brazilian jiu jitsu, two disciplines that seemingly can never be mastered. There’s always something to learn, to tweak, to challenge yourself with. It’s surprising that I’ve stuck with both of them, especially jiu jitsu, because of how frustrating it can be to “get it.”  But it’s the idea that I […]

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Is the Conventional Path the Only Path?

Is the Conventional Path the Only Path?

They say that the unconventional path is the loneliest path. I’ve recently realized, after looking back on my life, that I am steadfastly unconventional, and it does indeed feel quite lonely. It has certainly caused me my share of sadness and frustration as a kid. When I was younger, I preferred to be alone. It […]

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The Jury’s Out

The Jury’s Out

I’m probably the only one on the planet who reacts to a jury summons with a tiny bit of excitement. All the experiences I’ve had so far in my life, whether getting on cases or not, were far from painful. The times I was actually on a jury were quite fascinating and I loved being […]

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Take Action On The Things That Excite You

Take Action On The Things That Excite You

Many years ago, I read an article about a group of peacemakers called The Elders and was so inspired that I put it on my vision board and cut out letters to go on top, which spelled out: Help Create Solutions. I was completely inspired and at that very moment I was thinking big. I […]

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A Long Life Depends On How You React To Adversity

A Long Life Depends On How You React To Adversity

There are plenty of studies that have found that people who live the longest are those who are able to bounce back positively after adversity.  Mastering the art of resiliency, which is the ability to adapt well to stress, adversity, trauma or tragedy, is one of the most beneficial things you can work on throughout your […]

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A Short But Everlasting Friendship

A Short But Everlasting Friendship

Nine months ago, I met Dorothy. A lovely 90-year old lady who needed somebody to transport her to her eye surgery appointments. We hit it off immediately, making each other laugh and learning about each other while navigating the hospital system. She asked if I would continue to run errands for her and I made […]

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