Living Your Passion

Find something that makes you happy and fixate on it. That is the answer to all things. It's the answer to getting everything that you want." -Abraham Hicks What is your why? It's been months since I put that quote in my iPhone "Notebook" application reserved for blog post inspirations; so long, in fact, that …

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A Flutter of Wings

It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wings can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world." -- Chaos Theory 11-2. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, this year seems to have been marked so far by a host of references back to the late nineties …

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Summer Blog Series: Using Your Story to Propel You Forward

Enlightenment is growing all the time. It is not something that happens once and is then complete." -Rhich Nhat Hanh A million steps backwards -- that's what it felt like. I sat in my Chicago hotel room, picking at the room-service Caesar salad. My appetite had all but diminished the past two days, my mind …

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My Proof: An Ode to National Poetry Month and My First Piece of Writing

Believe in yourself, even when all hope seems lost Believe in others, even when they've given up on themselves Believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel Believe that you may be that light for someone else. -- Megan Morrison, Lessons for Life "It's National Poetry Month, and so I'd like to …

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Being Human: A Long Overdue Story about a Long Journey of a Lesson

   Would you do it again... would you give Maya the letter? Some who know about it have asked me, as if I could actually turn back time. Would I give her the letter, knowing it would push away the person who’d been my comfort through my dad’s alcoholism and parents’ divorce; knowing that it …

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