Fear and the Present Moment

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I hope you all enjoyed Halloween.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of (in my opinion) one of the best horror films made: the original Halloween movie. Halloween captured my undivided attention and kept me on the edge of my seat during the entire movie.  Horror films have a way of making us forget everything […]

Ichi-go ichi-e

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Treasure every moment! Recently a dear friend’s father passed away from a sudden heart attack. A couple of days later I received news that the executive director of a group I belong to also passed away suddenly. In both cases, they showed no signs of any trouble. The Japanese have an idiom: ichi-go ichi-e. It […]

Chocolate & Relationships

Chocolate & Relationships

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Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

There has been plenty written on this topic called work-life balance or work-life integration. I think we should look at it differently. Technology has made this concept nearly impossible. Clients, candidates, bosses, family members, and friends all try to reach us at all times of the day. We jump every time the phone buzzes and […]

Habits vs. Being Present

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Few weeks ago, I wrote about habits and being present in the moment. What I have come to realize is that sometimes habits prevent us from being present. “A habit is something you can do without thinking — which is why most of us have so many of them.” —Frank A. Clark Think about how […]


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Last week I ended with the following quote by Jim Elliot: “Wherever you are, be all there.” I would like to continue with the concept of “being present” with a term that was coined in the last few years: FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Here is what Wikipedia says on FOMO. FOMO is not only […]