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Go your own way: Respecting your inner voice

When I left the office of my management consulting job for the last time, a wave of relief and elation washed over me. Although I had only been there for...
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Radically new skills: Overcome three obstacles to getting started

Last week I wrote about the benefits of learning a radically new skill. It sounds great, so why do so few people actually do this? There are some very real...
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Radically new skills: Why learning can help you get unstuck

Do you feel stuck in a rut? Learning a brand new skill can jolt you out of a stale mindset and lifestyle. Here are five reasons to tackle the challenge...
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How to feel genuine gratitude every day

Truly feeling gratitude takes more than just a fleeting thought about something good in your life. It requires focus, and most importantly, imagination....
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Two easy breathing exercises to calm emotions and energize the body

Stop for a moment. Close your eyes and feel your breath. How fast is it? How deep is it? When was the last time you noticed any of these details?...
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The journey begins here

This blog grew out of the realization that something profound was missing from my life. It's a place for exploring ideas about how to live joyfully, mind and body united....
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A Brief Stop in Cali

Whenever I told someone I was going to visit Cali, they would look at me funny and ask why. Cali, a large city near the Pacific coast but separated from...
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Cartagena for People Who Can’t Take the Heat (Me)

I have learned that in Colombia it is possible to hire someone to take you anywhere you could possible want to go, usually at a fairly reasonable price, but it...
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A Series of Silly Mistakes in Parque Tayrona

When the time came to leave MedellĂ­n, my first stop was Santa Marta, the closest city to Parque Nacional Tayrona. The park is renowned for its remote, pristine beaches, and...