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Non-Actions Are Also Actions, Beware.

I read an article this evening that, hours later, is still reverberating in my head. To paraphrase its main thesis,¬†Actions that we take have consequences. So do actions that we do not take.¬† (If you want to read the article, … Continue reading

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The moment between

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, there is a moment between an action and its reaction. A small moment, but a distinct, pristine, unique moment nonetheless. Like a pause. The pause after an inhaled breath and before its exhalation. Nothing … Continue reading

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Slow Down

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” That’s what the small cutout said in my brother’s college apartment bathroom. At the time, I thought it was a cute word play on a popular tv advertisement for headache medicine. It turned out … Continue reading

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The boring delight of discipline

Yesterday, I wrote about how the secret sauce to success is discipline, not motivation. It’s a surprising insight. After all, we’re schooled to believe that you have to have a crazed fit of inspiration to achieve outstanding, jaw-dropping outcomes. This … Continue reading

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A crow’s balance

I stepped out of the salon, feeling beautiful, whole and at peace with the world. I had just had a luxurious head massage. Warmed coconut oil caressed my scalp as it spread through my hair and embraced each strand. My … Continue reading

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