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Selena Santo Antao
June 29, 2019

BACK ON MY ISLAND!

I have been back on my island of Santo Antao for almost a month now (!!), but it just feels like I’m starting to catch my breath! What a wonderful whirlwind it’s been as I’ve traveled around the world continually for the past year! I am still processing all of my incredible adventures, and feeling - Read More -

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March 17, 2019

MOOJI

I keep a picture of the moment just before I met Mooji as the background art on my mobile phone. I do that because I want to keep that beautiful memory alive in my consciousness. It was so profound, but even still, life creates new memories that can push old ones down. When I think - Read More -

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July 29, 2018

DAKAR

Traveling to Dakar, Senegal from Praia was only about a one hour flight. However, to prepare for the trip, Joli and I had to get Yellow Fever shots (though our Yellow Fever card was never checked…coming or going!), and we had to take malaria pills. Somehow, we managed to do both before the trip. I - Read More -

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February 18, 2017

NEW START

Even when the familiar is not good for us, it can become comfortable simply because it is a known quantity (the unknown somehow seems scarier). We somehow adapt and learn to live in dysfunction. But this can only happen when we have an unclear vision of who we really are. I believe that we are - Read More -

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January 14, 2017

BREAKING DOWN WALLS

So often when we think of freedom, we think of the ability to do what we want when we want. This is one definition, but I find that internal traps that we create for ourselves can prevent us from getting to that point. As I think of freedom now, I think of: – Freedom from - Read More -

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January 5, 2017

GRATITUDE

One of my favorite restaurants in LA is called Cafe Gratitude. As I sit in the downtown Arts District location, I’m filled with so much gratitude. The time that I have been able to spend with family and friends during this trip has been incredible! ¬†And the kindness and love I’ve been shown is hard - Read More -

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October 2, 2016

THE DAY MY IPHONE FELL INTO THE OCEAN

It was September 30, 2016…two days ago…it was the day that the Atlantic ocean swallowed my iPhone6. The featured photo for this post was to be the last selfie sent from my phone. And the bit of ocean that claimed by phone can been seen in the photo…the white wave cresting down below was to - Read More -

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September 27, 2016

ABOUT SAYING EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

They say, “Everything happens for a reason,” and I’m sure I’ve used this saying before too. But mostly I’m not a fan of it because it seems to justify every perceived bad thing. I don’t think the saying is necessarily wrong, but it just comes off as callous. It doesn’t express the full story. Things - Read More -

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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 -

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June 4, 2016

CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER

Life is fleeting, and sometimes it seems that there is no end to worries. Every small thing becomes big and we somehow put off feeling happy until some later date … or until we achieve some future accomplishment. But this is not life. This is simply a cycle of suffering. In those fruitless moments of - Read More -

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