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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 -

me in 2013
December 4, 2015

ME IN 2013

There is a sentence in the Tao Te Ching: the path forward seems to go back.  I recently found these pages (below) that I wrote in 23  January 2013 in Los Angeles. As I looked to find pictures of myself during that time, I ran across this picture that I took during a visit to Chicago - Read More -

Buddha prayers
November 27, 2015

GRATITUDE

When I think of gratitude, I’m reminded of this story: There was once a man with one eye who was quite depressed about having only one eye. As he walked down the road, lamenting about his lot in life, he ran across the man with no eyes.  The man with one eye was filled with - 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 -

selena+meditative questions
October 4, 2015

THE JOURNEY TO MY FIRST BOOK

When I started this blog in February 2013, I felt called to write a book but I didn’t know where to start. I did not want to be a writer who did not write, so I used the blog as a way of becoming comfortable getting my writing out into the world. With my background - Read More -

pitstop4
July 25, 2015

EVERYTHING ZEN

Recently, I went to race stock cars. Before the race, my instructor advised that I “Zen out and become one with the car.” Of course that struck a cord with me ;) The same is true when I tried archery some time ago…my instructor said to “become one with the bow and release the arrow - Read More -

thank you
July 15, 2015

ONE MORE THING

When traveling, I often feel some anxiety before the flight. There’s packing, being on time for the car service, arriving at the airport with enough time to check in and go through security to be on time for the flight (and early enough to get bin space!). So many things must be done to make - Read More -

mountain reflection
July 1, 2015

STAY PRESENT

Sometimes I catch myself getting future focused. Writing, editing, and publishing a book means I have a to-do list that never seems to end. I’m driven to create and share. And it requires that I think ahead a lot. However, a friend reminded me to “stay present ;)” in a note recently and it really - Read More -

mistaya canyon
June 26, 2015

OPTIONS

The world is vast. Our perception is so often limited. Having options is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Should I stay or go? Should I invest in this or that? Will this decision result in a loss or gain? If we first take a breath and then take a step back, - Read More -

image
May 17, 2015

LIFE IN THE SKY

A psychic (that I met in a mall) once told me that I would travel a lot. I nodded when she said it, but I had no idea I’d be living in the sky haha Though the travel gets hectic and tiring, I can say that it has given me a different perspective. I see the - Read More -

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