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April 27, 2016

CABO VERDE

Four months ago, I embarked on a journey I did not understand. I was called to visit an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean for reasons I cannot comprehend. I felt connected to a place and to people I had not yet met. I took a risk. I remember after having a book - Read More -

Mountain-Climbing
January 3, 2016

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Almost one year ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing high school students interested in attending my alma mater, Northwestern University. It is an incredible privilege to speak with these students, as I know that my assessment may influence their future collegiate decisions. I tag teamed many of the interviews with my now friend and - Read More -

melting ice
November 3, 2015

CHANGE IS CHALLENGING

“Change is challenging.” – L.E.E. It is very easy to get “stuck” in familiar routines. We may stay in a job that negatively impacts our health or carry on in a relationship that is a constant struggle because we convince ourselves that the current situation is better than the (imagined worse) alternative. Change can be scary when - Read More -

oprah NAACP image awards
February 7, 2015

A SERIES OF FORTUNATE EVENTS

This is a story about how I accidentally (on purpose) met the incomparable (wonderful and beautiful) Oprah Winfrey. (!!!!) Please note: I’m writing this at 2am, so thank you for your kindness and understanding as you read my excited thoughts ;) First, I will just say that I do not think there is any such - Read More -

November 23, 2014

BE BRAVE

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful spirit…her name is Chloe Temtchine. She is the model for courage and bravery as she maintains a super positive spirit and continues to share her musical gifts while raising awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension. (You can learn more about PH here). I hope that you’ll take a - Read More -

sunflower sky
July 31, 2014

NO WAY OUT

Sometimes I stumble on wisdom. Recently, I was talking to a friend about how she stayed far too long in an unhealthy relationship. She said, “I tried so hard to prove myself to him…” I shook my head and said, “I don’t think that’s it. It’s not that you were trying to prove yourself to - Read More -

jump
July 13, 2014

JUST DO IT

Nike got it right. I think “Just Do It” is an all time great slogan for life. Sometimes I feel that our society has become obsessed with living vicariously through others. The television has made that easier — we can watch reality TV to ‘live’ other people’s drama, or an action series to ‘experience’ an adventure. - Read More -

yin and yang desert
February 9, 2014

NO RIGHT WITHOUT WRONG

Everything can be seen as a this; Everything can be seen as a that. The that depends on the this; the this mirrors the that. One follows from the other; each is inseparable from both. You can’t have right without wrong, life without death, the true without the false. The Master is not trapped in - Read More -

year of horse
January 31, 2014

YEAR OF THE HORSE

Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse! In this new year, I hope that you will be like the majestic horse…and charge ahead and not waste time looking back! :) Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!   Photo source: To Win by Edwin Leung

butterfly eye
January 26, 2014

LIVE YOUR TRUTH

This topic has been bouncing around my mind for a few days, so I am going to put off distractions (i.e. all forms of writing resistance haha) to try to share these ideas :) The thought of “living your truth” came about as I was commenting on the disappointing (long lasting) trend in media that - Read More -

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