Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me A Match

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Photo by Mr. S[1. From Mr. S: Sometimes you're at the right place (Maui) at the right time (sunset).In a recent poll, your friends overwhelmingly tagged you with the word "searching". When you told me that, I echoed their choir. But that day, I heard you laugh between a forkful of fajita and  a spoonful…

You Are NOT Crazy

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Beautiful, Amazing Soul, You are NOT crazy. You are not crazy for thinking love should never be quite so complicated. You are not crazy for the mornings, afternoons, and nights you spent doubting a bold-faced lie disguised as the truth. You are not crazy for wanting safety and security. You are not…

Non-Zero Sum Game

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I believe in a God of love. My God plays a non-zero sum game. Growing up in the US where competition is revered and winning at all costs is the defacto standard - wrapping your head around a non-zero sum game can be difficult. What is the point if everyone wins? You see, love (real…

Death

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If I knew the exact day I was going to die, I would make a list working backward from that day to today of all the things I want to do before I leave this world. Things like walk barefoot through a field of tulips (yellow tulips are my favorite flowers), watch the sunset from Antu…

Planting Seeds

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This morning Joel was talking about how a group of scientists had discovered ancient seeds sealed in an airtight chamber - and when they planted those thousand year old seeds - they grew! I think it's the same with people. You will likely never know how the seeds you plant in other people will effect…

Adulting Is Hard

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I watched Big tonight. A timeless classic. Tom Hanks as the eternal Peter Pan. I laughed remembering the crush I had on David Moscow (who plays young Josh Baskins). I love the moment where Hanks says, "I'm a child, and I'm not ready for all of this". Don't we all feel 13 inside? Adulting is…

Tabula Rasa

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Bright New Day. Welcome welcome 2017. It's Sunday and life is finally starting to get back to normal. What could be better than a lazy day in bed with a great book (The Alchemist), tea, and the blank canvas of a new year? Ritual : Sacred Daily Practices. What are your New Year's traditions? I…

Welcome to 2017

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Welcome to what I believe will be The Year of Change. Can we all agree that 2016 was a massive shit show? I made a promise to myself to start 2017 with a Tabula Rasa (blank slate), to leave the past in the past (where it belongs), no looking back, no longing to change what…