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How One Trait Can Make You a Fabulous Leader

I recently learned that the leadership-training curriculum at Google places a heavy emphasis on self-awareness building. The thinking, of course, is that managers can only become effective influenc…

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Do You Have Regret?

I have thought a lot about regret. I remember my grandmother saying to me: don't do something you will regret at the end of your life. She looked so intensely at me that her words were seared into …

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Why is it so Easy to Lie?

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect fo…

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The Magic of Scribbling

I have been drawing and painting my whole life - well, as long as I have been able to hold a pencil. In fact, I’ve been drawing since before I could get the letters of the alphabet in the right ord…

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Hitting The Mat And Taking Names

Recently, I read this article by Mischa Allen of Yoga with Mischa in southern California. In her author bio in Elephant Journal, Allen describes herself as a “meat-eating, whiskey-drinking yogi.” Read…

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4 Principles to Manifest Publicity for Your Message

For the first five years of my professional life (2001–2005), I ran a public relations business in Manhattan. I represented nightclubs, restaurants and tons of trendy brands. Though this career seemed…

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Getting Back To One’s Authentic Self

By Sheena LaShay "I like that your philosophy is about living in an authentic way. This is something I desire to do. Do you have any suggestions as to how to get back to one's authentic self? I fee…

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Yoga Yuppies vs. Finding an Authentic Practice

A few days ago, I read this article in Elephant Journal by an author whose distaste for the West's cultural appropriation of yoga led to a decision to largely walk away from the yoga scene. The author…

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Creating Authentic Art

I recently watched the movie School of Rock. I know what you're thinking - it took me long enough. For those of you who, like me, have fallen behind with your movie viewing, here is a brief synopsis. …

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Question Asking in Spirituality

There is a point that appears in a lifetime, regardless of chronological age, when healthy, true doubt appears. We doubt what we have been taught, and we doubt what others insist we must believe. Th…

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