Career counseling

February 13 2019

I was asked to speak to a group of Nepali students on “Career counseling.” I wrote a few things down. When you’re uncertain, you’re uncomfortable. No one likes being uncomfortable. That’s why we go to doctors to get medicine instead of taking vitamins. In addition to telling you to take vitamins and take good care […]

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Fight fire with water

February 09 2019

Stop fighting and relax. Instead of trying to confront obstacles head on, look for ease. Can you infuse confrontations with love? Bring fluidity into challenging situations? Maybe you feel stuck. Sometimes desired outcomes happen as a result of less effort, not more. When you’re feeling the heat at work or at home, weave cool and […]

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The difference between an amateur and a professional

February 01 2019

An amateur hopes a goal will happen. The professional sets a goal then works backwards. An amateur cuts with words. Professionals look for ways to raise their own game while lifting others alongside them. An amateur relies on hope. The professional acts and demonstrates results. The amateur seeks attention. The professional graciously accepts accolades, then […]

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Where’s the leak?

January 24 2019

If find your concentration veering or feel easily distracted, your efforts are probably not fully focused. Without directing your power, the goals you have set for yourself will remain just that – goals, with no clear outcome. It is worth tracking your thoughts and daily activities to see where your energy “leaks” are. Scheduling your […]

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Your daily dose

January 11 2019

Choose wisely: water tea coffee sunshine yoga walks ocean mountains fields flowers cloud watching star gazing sunset savoring sunrise chasing writing journaling weightlifting running cycling multivitamins movie theaters bookstores libraries laughter family friends dogs cats horses lunch dates coffee dates phone calls handwritten letters Skype sessions farmers markets newspapers cooking cleaning gratitude Netflix wine chocolate […]

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Be the observer

January 06 2019

What do you see? Opportunity or obstacle? Loneliness or space to create? Connection or obligation? Necessity or investment? Inconvenience or growth? Pain or lesson? Those who are against you or those who push you to do better? The difference between success and defeat is often a matter of perspective. Track your thoughts. Record the way […]

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Where’s your focus?

December 27 2018

When setting big goals, most people tend to focus on the future: The changes they hope to see and the results they want to bring about. Yet those who find the most success know that while it is imperative to have a clear understanding of desired impact and outcome, it is equally important to reflect […]

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The perfect gift

December 23 2018

Before worrying about what to give a friend or loved one, first consider your intention. Do you want to provide laughter or joy, comfort, or maybe a moment of calm? The art of gift-giving is less about the gift itself and more about your motivation. When your heart is in the right place, the perfect present […]

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Be kind, online and off

December 16 2018

Pew Research Center found that 73% of adults have seen someone bullied online in some way; 40% reported such harassment themselves. In fact, 60% of those polled had watched someone use offensive, hurtful names to target another person. Over half of the participants in this study knew these online messages were sent and posted with the […]

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How to create your future

December 08 2018

Last weekend my team and I organized the first free outdoor film festival in Pokhara, Nepal. From crowdfunding to logistical planning, we spent months outlining how the event would run. Through hard work, grit, and perseverance, we turned what was once a dream into reality: Over 400 attendees enjoyed films in three different locations throughout […]

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