purpose

freedom
June 30, 2016

IT’S NOT WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE

It’s not what it sounds like…it’s what it is. When I think back to life in Corporate America, I remember all of the times people discuss long hours spent working and early morning calls. Another person would chime in about even longer hours. Though the spirit was often one of complaint, it became a bit - 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 -

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 -

December 4, 2015

PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN UNFOLDING

In 25 magical minutes, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith (Agape International Center in the City of Angels) describes the four stages of spiritual unfoldment: 1. Victimhood — where you are not touching reality, but rather you’re touching your thoughts about reality 2. Manifestation of visioning — where you do not describe what you see, you see - Read More -

SR Housing Trust 2015
February 8, 2015

IMPORTANT WORK

I believe there is no work more important than helping others. My passion for helping children in need is due in large part to the fact that they are unable to help themselves. (Plus I simply love children!) They are so often the victims of poor parental decisions. Children fight a very difficult battle, and - Read More -

tulip reflections
November 15, 2014

LOOK WITHIN

There is no fire like greed, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger of the heart, And no joy like the joy of freedom. Health, contentment, and trust Are your greatest possessions, And freedom is your greatest joy. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet - Read More -

gray sky
August 21, 2014

IN LOVE OR IN FEAR

“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” – Zen proverb This weekend, I wrote a very complicated (haha!) and in depth post about love and fear. It didn’t save properly, so when I refreshed the page, I was left with the image and quote above. Everything else was deleted. Since I - 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 -

Cologne kids
June 22, 2014

DO WHAT YOU FEAR

While I was in Germany, I had the incredible opportunity to speak with a group of middle and high school aged students at my friend’s school. We spoke of many different things and they asked me many important questions like, “Do you have a boyfriend?” and “What kind of car do you drive?” and “Are - Read More -

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May 15, 2014

JUDGEMENTS ARE EXHAUSTING

judge – verb – to form an opinion or conclusion about. Since birth, we have been given direct and indirect guidance about what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong.’ This led to our beliefs about what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’…in ourselves and others. Religious beliefs, societal rules, and parental guidance  are all sources of these - Read More -

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