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The Flow of the Pause

As another year draws to a close, people tend to get either excited or melancholy. The holidays tend to bring a pause to the daily rush – many stores and offices close on national holidays, forcing a pause for some (though not for all). Gatherings with toasts for what’s to come abound. For some people,…
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The Flow of Reconciliation

This November brings a rather historic presidential run in the U.S. For the past year, it’s been impossible not to turn on the radio or TV or read the paper without hearing acerbic, sarcastic, and sometimes, hateful remarks from people who support either and all candidates. Civility seems to be all but gone, replaced by…
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The Flow of Yes

It’s the fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and the chill is in the air. It seems like a perfect time to start hibernating, buckling down and settle into a steady routine. It’s a good excuse to start saying “no” to things that might disrupt our rhythm. Yet if we pay attention to what is happening…
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The Flow of Safety

Fall is around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, and for many, this means new school year, increased buzz in the working world, and rejuvenated busy-ness after a slower summer. With this up tempo in activity all around, greater tensions can also arise. People seem less relaxed and forgiving as they are during the summer…
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The Flow of Simplicity

The last couple years, the fascination for zen-living was taken to another level by the sometimes-controversial Marie Kondo, a seemingly delicate Japanese woman who is not so delicate in throwing away beloved college sweatshirts and childhood photos for the sake of “tidying.” Her philosophy is rather than try to tidy bit by bit, you simply…
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BITE ME: wrap-up

Bite Me is a special 14-installment series based on an undercover¬† stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest.…
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The Flow of Success

As summer days in the Northern Hemisphere starts to end earlier, much of our attention shift to the coming year. What will I achieve? Will I be successful? We spend so much time trying to reach for the next thing, convinced that thing will give us greater happiness. If we reach that thing, we shoot…
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BITE ME: the dilettante

Bite Me is a special 14-installment series based on an undercover¬† stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real people who wanted free food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest. To read…
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The Flow of YOLO

The U.S. celebrates its birthday again. The Northern Hemisphere enters the lazy, dog days of summer. It’s so easy to sit back and watch the seasons come and go, attend the same fireworks and the BBQs, and before you know it, another year has passed. We go through the motions of seasonal change without having…
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