Radical Gratitude: A Place for The World at Your Thanksgiving Table


Place setting at Thanksgiving table

“Live in the space of radical gratitude.” —Oprah WinfreyNovember ushers in a season of reflection, a time in the year when the idea of gratitude takes center stage. It's easy to appreciate the good things in life, the moments that bring joy and fulfillment. Yet, true transformation often emerges from the challenges we face, the setbacks that test our resilience. This year, at this season of Thanksgiving, we are called to do more. We are called to be radical with our...

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Master Your Mind, Master Your Life: 10 Strategies to Manage the Nuclear Power of your Mind


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I’ve long felt that the human mind is like a nuclear reactor. Its energy is almost inexhaustible, with enough power to shape our reality and determine our actions. But, in order for its current to be creative, it has to be managed, controlled and directed. Otherwise, if left unchecked, it can become the fuel for self-sabotage, destroying the possibility of everything we wish for. The good news is that with the right strategies, you can harness the power of your mind to...

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Vision and Visibility: Conquering the Fear of Being Seen


Vision and Visibility: Conquering the Fear of Being Seen

"The power of visibility can never be underestimated."  (Margaret Cho)In the world of creativity, there exists a powerful force that can propel you to greatness. Visibility is the spotlight that turns your work from a whisper to a resounding echo in the hearts of those who witness it. Yet, a curious phenomenon can seriously hamper your progress: the fear of being seen.Let me share a transformative insight that shattered my own glass wall. Years ago, in the heart of...

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Creating Space: How Receptivity Transforms You and Your Creative Projects


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I’ve just started singing lessons again after decade-long intermission. Once again, singing is teaching me more about living than any book ever could. Each breath makes a space in me for my authentic sound to come through. Using the instrument of my body to shape that sound has mostly to do with not doing something. There is a great and subtle work required to perfect that skill. This week’s lesson is to be the glove rather than the fist. And I am, once again, a...

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The Gift of a Dying Mother: Reflections on Taking Your Turn


Taking your turn, a dying mother's last words

Twenty-seven years ago, as my mother lay dying in her bed, she looked up at me, drew a deep breath and exhaled these words: “I never got my turn.” I was stunned, horrified and heartbroken that a woman of her education, experience and impact would come to the end of her life with that feeling on her heart. As her only child, about to be orphaned, I felt compelled to understand.What did she mean?I was confused and left to draw my own conclusions. How should I interpret her...

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