A Letter From Sendai

Mar 22, 2011

Tonight my mom sent me this letter from Sendai.  A good friend of hers has a friend living there, and he has shared his account, inspiration, and wisdom.  It touched my heart in so many ways.  Humbled, aware, inspired, and with compassion, I share it with you: Hello My Lovely Family and Friends, First I…

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Choosing Love is Letting Go

Mar 21, 2011

How many times have you deeply loved  only to find that the ultimate love in that relationship is letting go? Perhaps, love is a constant practice of letting go. We love, open, give freedom, and let go. If love stays and the other remains present in his or her freedom, the relationship continues. If not,…

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I Choose Love in Schools Overseas

Mar 18, 2011

I’ve just returned from a trip half way around the world where I spoke with 3000 elementary through high school students on making a difference and choosing love.  Watch this video for an account of this incredible journey. For the millions of people all over the world who suffer in silence everyday from their perceived…

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The Dalai Lama’s Instructions for Life:

Mar 17, 2011

♥ Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. ♥ When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. ♥ Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self. – Respect for others. – Responsibility for all your actions. ♥ Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.…

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Coconut Love: Featuring “The Wellness Doer”

Mar 12, 2011

I love coconuts.  There is perhaps nothing better than a ice cold fresh coconut on a sunny summer day, and I’m happy and grateful to currently be visiting the land of coconut plenitude. My friend, Elyssa, just wrote a great entry about coconuts in her blog, The Wellness Doer.  A fitness trainer who was recently…

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She Speaks In Whispers No More

Mar 11, 2011

I cannot help but think that the circumstances of the journey in my own life, the current experience of the girls here in the CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), and this churning of Mother Earth are all expressions of the same issue.  We have become so disassociated from our connection with nature, with…

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Love in a Japanese Breakfast

Mar 10, 2011

I love Japanese breakfasts – grilled fish, rice, pickled vegetables, miso soup, green tea.  It feels like such a healthy, balanced start to the day! After getting to enjoy one this morning, I got thinking about breakfast…and how it really does set the tone for our days. Do you eat breakfast in hurry?  Standing up…

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Recognizing the Kindess of Others

Mar 9, 2011

Have a hard time being kind to yourself all the time?  Recognize the kindness of others!  When we recognize and acknowledge kindness in others that we would like to embody more ourselves, we begin to activate that quality – this works for any quality for that matter – within us!

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Staying True to You

Mar 7, 2011

I was – for a long time – someone who needed and looked for approval of others.  I needed their opinions before I made decisions, and I wanted feedback when I made them. Now I get that approval is not what makes us great – or able to make a difference.  Approval comes from fear,…

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Choosing Love as a Career

Mar 6, 2011

Two years ago, I was likely lying on the floor of the back living room at 653 Loring talking to my best friend and roommate, Tyler, about how much I was dreading going to work the next day.  We must have had this same conversation upwards of 100 times. Everyday, he would tell me the…

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