Use Your Memories to Leverage Your Future Amidst Re-entry Re-entry can feel like a birth canal – that’s because it is! It’s a process that has pain, relief, trauma and ultimately joy at the end. You are literally are in the throes of birthing the next iteration of YOU. This is huge. 99% of us…

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Arriving in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on St. Patrick’s Day, 1997, I was simply toast – as they say. Four moves in four years, two domestic and two international had squeezed some light out of me. Like a body each move seemed to take on a unique life of its own. Some of the moves were…

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Orly airport, outside of Paris, France. A lonely, scared 22-year-old sat on a bench feeling like she had just made the biggest mistake of her life. Distraught, she barely heard the last and final call for her flight to Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa. She bolted into action and ran like the wind towards a future…

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I got to thinking about what a great metaphor our skeletal system is for returning home or moving in general. There are lots of moving parts in bodies. Bodies well when they are flexible, strong and healthy. Our bodies house our spirits and require regular daily maintenance. They constantly need movement, feeding and watering just like…

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Are you interested in getting different results this year? that is are you wanting differing results from this past year? Are you interested in repurposing your skills, talents and resources to make your bigger difference in the world? Are you interested in life getting easier, more graceful and generally sweeter? If your answers are mostly…

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“Floating, falling, sweet intoxication. Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation. Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in to the power of the music of the night.” ― Charles Hart, The Phantom of the Opera: Piano/Vocal Two weeks ago today, I was wending my way through the bustle and hustle of a…

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If you saw this sign would you pay attention? A colleague of mine, previously an expat for 14 years in Japan, shared that after years of using Japanese, learning the language and really paying attention and listening deeply, he found himself back home needing to acclimatize in surprising ways.  He missed the effort and the attention…

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