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The Important Things Are Not Things

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A few years ago, when I packed all of my belongings into a 10’ x 10 10’ storage area and prepared to depart for Beijing and a year of travelling, I was reminded of the futility of owning things. At … (Read More)

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Experiments in Living #3: One Trip a Month for a Year!

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  At the beginning of 2015 I decided to take an out of town trip every month for at least one weekend. After twelve months, I am happy to report I did it as planned—hurrah! As always, I tried to … (Read More)

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Chill Out: How I Transform My Perspective at Will

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When I’m working and feel a need to chill out for a few minutes, I play a slide show loaded with some favorite photos of flowers I’ve taken around the world. The images have an instant impact on my energy. … (Read More)

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Experiments in Living # 2: Living Car Free for Thirty Days

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Experiments in Living is an ongoing series of investigations about trying to improve–my life, my self-awareness, my well-being, my freedom to choose. The experiments are about living into my vision of life; they serve as a means to try something … (Read More)

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Three Keys to Maintaining High Performance Or, Three Hundred Nutcrackers & One Tough Nut

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While reading an interview with a dancer in “The Nutcracker” who had performed the lead role of Marya over 300 times, I was struck by her high level of excitement and interest in the character even after so many years … (Read More)

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Raw Pork for Breakfast or, Learning to Live with an Open Mind

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“This dish is called Himmel und Erde which means Heaven and Earth, but I don’t know why,” said my German friend as we ate lunch in Cologne (Köln). “Hmmm, this is blood sausage, mashed potatoes, and gourmet applesauce. Perhaps the … (Read More)

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Experiments in Living # 1: Life Without Television

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  “Experiments in Living” is about trying to improve: my lifestyle, my self-awareness, my well-being, my freedom to choose. Experiments in which I choose to give up attachments have especially increased my sense of freedom because they are focused on … (Read More)

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Finding Freedom: Languages

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(Above: Welcome sign in northern Laos.) I love learning languages.  For me, it is fun, interesting, challenging, and rewarding.   In actuality, I am not a very fast learner of languages.  In the way some people enjoy to play golf or … (Read More)

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A Dead Man’s Party in Bangkok

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One night in Bangkok I saw a tourist die on the sidewalk along Khao San Road, a notorious haven of nightlife. He was lying on the ground as I joined the scene. An Australian guy delivered CPR, but eventually stopped, … (Read More)

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Do You Do the Things You Like?

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One reason I am happy is because I spend plenty of time on things I enjoy. Take 30 seconds to jot down things you like and enjoy doing. For me, the list includes: – exercise, cooking, travel, beaches, sports, art, … (Read More)

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