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December 26, 2016

VISION

In ¬†2012, I took some time away from work. I’d worked continuously in engineering and business roles since 2001 and had never taken a break to consider what I really wanted to be doing. I considered my next steps based on the trajectory of my previous steps. But I felt myself being pulled into a - Read More -

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June 26, 2016

LOVE AND LIGHT

If you are not careful, the world will have you hating yourself. Society…and even those closest to you…will try to convince you that your hair is not straight enough (or curly enough), your body is not thin enough (or curvy enough), your teeth are not straight enough (or white enough), or even that your skin - 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 -

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January 1, 2016

FORGIVENESS AND NEW BEGINNINGS

I once read that forgiveness is not simply about accepting what has happened…forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. This resonated with me because some situations are too horrible to simply accept. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot be free to move on. That situation may propel - 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 -

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August 18, 2015

WHEN IS NOW?

After several weeks of travel, I slept for the entire weekend to recover. Exciting, right? :) As I found some secret store of energy this morning, I woke up early and went for a long bike ride. Listening to meditative tunes, I started getting back to Zen ;) A quote from Rumi kept repeating itself - Read More -

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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 -

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November 19, 2014

CONSOLATIONS

Many weeks ago, a woman [that I didn't know] approached me in a parking garage and said, “I’m trying to get to your level.” I laughed her comment off with a smile and kept walking. But she continued, following me, and said, “I know it wasn’t easy.” We were walking together now towards the steps - Read More -

AFGHN-10118, Victims of violence, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1985
October 19, 2014

VIRTUE

While reading Lao-tzu on this beautiful morning in Chicago, two passages about¬†virtue (goodness) caught my eye and begged to be shared ;) PRACTICING VIRTUE To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitation one’s time, abilities, and possessions in service, whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those - Read More -

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