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Finding my Muses
August 3, 2020
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The call comes in on a Thursday night. The Indian Ocean is roaring in the background. Some of his words are carried off by the wind but you get the gist of what he’s saying. He’s walking on the beach. He wants you next to him. Be spontaneous. Be adventurous. Take the train. You’ll book […]
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Old Business
March 28, 2019
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*** The series finale for Biker’s Island is still sizzling on the grill. I’m taking my time with it because I know you guys like it juicy and well done and if I serve it medium rare someone will ask to speak to my manager.  All the same, it’s Thursday and while we’re on the […]
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Against the Grain
November 1, 2018
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A few weeks ago I did an interview with Bett Kinyatti of Craft It. She writes stories of Kenyans in their craft. For her miniseries about Nairobi’s creatives that she’s calling Hunt Like a Hungry Lioness, she picked me to start off. One of the questions she asked during my interview, Mixed Signals, was what makes […]
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Mayday
June 29, 2017
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You are tired. Exhausted. Your bones are aching. Your muscles are sore. Your eyes are saltier than sea water but it’s three o’clock in the morning and you can’t sleep – for no reason other than sleep eludes you. You’ve done a yoga for sleep and relaxation routine. You’ve tried deep breathing. You’ve had two […]
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Lessons From the River
May 19, 2017
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Nestled on the slopes of two magnificent hills was a small village built along the banks of a great river that ran through the valley. At the every edge of the village, closest to the forest on the highest parts of the hills lived the oldest man known to the villagers. He was said to […]
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Non-judgment: Finding Acceptance in Our Unity of Purpose
May 6, 2017
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Like I mentioned in my last article, “Why We Meet the People We Meet”, I am fan of the many creation stories that exist out there. Many of these stories tell a tale of Source existing in a formless space of darkness. Source had always been there, unencumbered by the constraints of the illusion of […]
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Why We Meet the People We Meet
April 19, 2017
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When we were little we used to make bets by crossing our pinkie fingers. These bets were binding, social contracts that we honored religiously (especially if they involved morning loaf in boarding school), and are one of my earliest lessons on honor and keeping my word. I’d never questioned why we used our pinkie fingers […]
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The Little Soul by Neale Donald Walsh
April 19, 2017
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Once upon no time, there was a little Soul who said to God, “I know who I am.” And God said, “That’s wonderful! Who are you?” And the Little Soul shouted, “I’m the Light!” God smiled a big smile. “That’s right!” God exclaimed. “You are the Light.” The Little Soul was so happy, for it […]
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The Real Reason You’re Always Running Late
March 25, 2017
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When you have a social engagement with someone and you call to ask where they are and they say, “I am en route,” they obviously haven’t even left, right? We all know that one person who continually arrives at the office late and disheveled, tie in one hand, a comb in the other – first […]
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Life is Messy, Embrace it.
March 18, 2017
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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Think of a drop of water in relation to a puddle in the ground. Then think of that puddle in relation to a lake. Now, think of a lake in relation to the ocean, and the ocean in relation to planet earth. Earth is a fairly big planet yet when compared […]
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Self-betrayal: 5 Transformative Steps to Stop Sabotaging your Own Happiness
March 8, 2017
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You can probably think of a few times you’ve said yes to something you didn’t want. For most of us, it was hardwired in our upbringing to be receptive to other people’s needs and that sacrificing for the good of others is a virtue to be sought after and admired. So when the boss hands […]
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5 Steps to Help You Deal with Disappointment Masterfully
February 24, 2017
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Have you ever been 100% certain that a situation would turn out a certain way and then it didn’t? It could be a test, interview or presentation you are sure you’ve aced, a prospective date you hope will call back, or a money deal you think will pan out. Then you get the call that […]
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4 Life-changing Motivations to Live Authentically
February 17, 2017
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Tap into your own true power Soul or the True Self has the power to choose the experiences it desires. As soul is pure and perfect, it also chooses experiences that are in divine order. The phrases “as above, so below” and “thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” come to […]
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Authenticity: Find Bliss in Discovering and Becoming Your True Self
February 17, 2017
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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin If you have been to a job interview, a date, or any other social event requiring introductions, you have – at least once in your lifetime – had this question posed to you. […]
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5 Ways to Conquer your Ego’s Fear and Need for Control
February 8, 2017
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When we are driven by ego and fear, our natural disposition is to seek control over people and situations. Relationships are perfect ground for exerting such control whether consciously or unconsciously, because it is in relating with others that the ego feels most vulnerable to rejection and disapproval. So we tweak some details about ourselves […]
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5 Signs that your Ego is Controlling You
February 8, 2017
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Colloquially, the term ‘ego’ is used to refer to a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-worth. To put it simply, it is a person’s self-image – who they think they are and who they would like others to think they are. It is the part of us that drives us to dress, speak, walk and […]
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Self-handicapping: How it’s keeping you from your full potential
January 30, 2017
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I finally started on my new year’s fitness routine. I got an app that reminds me to drink water throughout the day and keeps a graph of how well I’m doing. I’m currently on the 20th percentile, meaning that I’m only managing to drink two out of the recommended eight glasses a day. It’s fairly hot […]
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Contentment: Learning Life’s Best Lessons from Nature
January 20, 2017
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Just about everything you need to know about life lies in nature. The knowledge of God, the knowledge of self, the one true knowledge, lies in nature all around us. Challenges In nature you will find hills, valleys, mountains, plains and plateaus. The mountains and their peaks, come seldom and far in between. In our […]
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Bitterness: Give up False Power and Take Back the Real Power to Heal
December 5, 2016
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It’s a fast, fast world we’re living in now. We barely have the time to stop and breathe. You can see it in the cities, people rushing like rats in a maze, cracking their knuckles, urgency in their voices when they’re talking on the phone. Every deal is a once in a lifetime deal. It’s […]
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Lessons from the prince who became Buddha (Part Four)
November 28, 2016
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Self-exploration is the key to awakening the self and core to the human experience. While with the ascetics, Siddhartha spent a great deal of time and effort numbing his senses and denying himself the human experiences of hunger and contentment, pain and pleasure, desire and fulfilment. But now he realized that he didn’t need to […]