What are you thankful for?

This week is Thanksgiving. I’m so glad I came across this article on LinkedIn by Forbes. Normally this week I would be going through the motions of starting the holiday season and looking forward to relaxing a bit, but reading this article has made me look into the inquiry of being grateful. It has been…

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Amma ❤️

I got to be with Amma for the first time this past weekend at her ashram in Elburn, Illinois. They call her “the Hugging Saint” because when you are in her presence and she has you in her embrace, it’s like being enveloped in pure love. I was really moved by the her life’s work….

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Repost – You. Me. Some. One. Now.

Right now there are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness. Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you. Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that…

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You are Beautiful

I’ve notice these for quite some time in the city and I wanted to acknowledge it on my blog. Every time I see this while I’m in transit or walking somewhere it always makes me smile. Everyday we are bombarded with advertising and marketing regarding stuff we don’t even need. This is a simple yet…

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Mindfulness

I went to a meditation retreat this weekend at the Meditation Center of Chicago. The retreat was led my a monk of U.K. decent who has been teaching meditation for 20 years. The Buddhist practice of this meditation was from Thai origin. We were instructed to practice mindfulness in everything we did, even down to…

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Poor is a Mindset

Here’s a really interesting article regarding the mindset of being poor. It covers how traditionally, we are expected to live up to the status quo of going to school, getting a degree and then finding a career where you can work until you retire. This article that cites a book entitled “Secrets of the Millionaire…

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What Are You Thankful For?

This holiday has been really great, spending time with family and friends. Last night at Thanksgiving dinner we all went around the table and shared what we were thankful for. It was really moving and some people got emotional. One of the things I said I was thankful for was the privilege of being able…

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