Category Archives: Conscious Living

Understanding Your Past

Last week, I wrote about the importance of getting to know yourself and provided three basic tools to aid the process. As I thought further about this concept, I realized that I have a lot more to say about it so, over the next few weeks, I’m going to delve into some components that make each […]

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Getting to Know Yourself: 3 Basic Tools

“Every person born in the world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique, and every man or woman’s foremost task is the actualization of his or her unique, unprecedented and never recurring possibilities.” – Philosopher Martin Buber Your relationship to yourself will be the longest and most significant of your […]

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A Lesson in Gratitude

I had an interesting experience during our flight to Hawaii. Let’s call it an exercise in extreme gratitude. Interesting isn’t my preferred descriptor for air travel—I prefer uneventful—but I’ve found that Trans-Pacific flights have a tendency toward the former. There we were, rocking and rolling like we were riding the Soviet-era rails in Eastern Europe, but at […]

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On Expectations

The theme for June was supposed to be self-exploration, but what keeps popping up for me instead is expectations. I’ve written about letting go of others’ expectations and when you can’t meet your own big expectations, but what about the tiny, everyday expectations we bring to our experiences and interactions? Let me give you an […]

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The 4Cs of Marriage

Anyone who’s gotten engaged has heard of the 4Cs of diamonds: cut, carat, clarity, and color. However, I think there are 4Cs far more important to know around that time, the 4Cs of marriage: chemistry, compatibility, commitment, and communication. While the 4Cs of diamonds present potential areas for trade off (a larger stone of lesser […]

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