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How to Celebrate Your Birthday This Year: Solo Style

When was the last time you sat and did nothing? I woke up in Denver on March 7th, and I didn’t make any plans. Oh, and it was my birthday. That may be a strange concept to some. What? You have no plans!?! For me the no plan plan was intentional. I already feel that I’m bound by a schedule all the time, so, for fun, why not just be open? So, that’s exactly what I did for my birthday this year. I remembered a few years ago on my birthday, I received no personal messages or calls from any of  ...

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall

It’s time for reflection. Who am I? I don’t know about you, but for me it literally feels like this year has gone by with a blink of an eye. One practice that was helpful this year was setting an intention. I remembered about this time last year I wrote down that I’d like to visit one new place/city a month, and subconsciously I was able to make that happen almost every month. Another practice that was helpful was making time for reflection every month. This can easily  ...

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Learning through loss

    You may have noticed that the blog posts haven’t been so consistent lately. August has been quite a month. Not only has it signaled the end of summer, it’s also meant that my parents and I survived a 10-day Europe trip with British Airways losing our luggages for 5 days and toward the end of the trip, we had to say “good bye” to my beloved dog, Lucky. Gosh, that had to be the hardest decision we’ve had to make and to make it worse, we had to make that  ...

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Letter from future me

Dear current me, Hello, there. I know it seems that life is one wild place, where you don’t have much sense of control. There’s just so much pain and suffering around the world. You tell yourself it’s all part of the life cycle (birth, aging, sickness, death) and when someone you knew personally and loved dearly is gone, you are left heartbroken. I know you thought about saving the world as a child and now you realize you only have control over what you do (you don’t even have control over  ...

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