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The Tao of Animal Living

We often think of ourselves as the special mammal, the only animal capable for forethought, insight, and compassion. Yet more and more evidence from the animal world suggest that many of our cousins in the animal kingdom demonstrate similar characteristics and moral behaviors as humans (have you seen the bit about chimpanzees preferring cooked food?).…
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BITE ME: the humble

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 Tao of Trust

A dear friend of mine just walked part of the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile walk I had done a few years back. For a month, I carried all that I had on my back and spent every night eating, showering, and sleeping next to 400+ new best friends (or strangers, however you choose to…
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Shakti: a women’s retreat for body & brain

you again…only better re-Discover * re-Energize * re-Create a different kind of retreat for women focused on you – inside out where: Blueberry Gardens Center for Yoga, Growth & Healing, 237 Ashton Road, Ashton, MD 20861 when: Saturday, October 3, 2015 9:00am – 5:00pm what: join an intentional group of women for a day dedicated…
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BITE ME: introduction

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 Tao of Ecstasy

  One of my favorite things to watch is my puppy running through fields. Her floppy ears and wide grin as she sprints through the grass like a bouncy bullet train is an image of pure ecstasy. The world is perfect at that moment. How many of us remember that feeling? Maybe it was when…
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The Tao of Building a Resume

It’s commencement time around the country. This means plenty of excitement for new opportunities and starting careers…and plenty of anxiety over student debt and starting careers. The pressure for “what are you doing after graduation?” as a barometer for success doesn’t end with the first job – the pressure to keep up continues decades later.…
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The Tao of Making Decisions

Should I? What if? I don’t know. I can either way. Does this sound familiar? If you’re human, as decisive as you think you may be, there are bound to be decisions, small or big, that you just don’t know which way to go. Particularly for those big life issues (e.g. should I quit my…
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The Tao of Living Free

This is the Year of the Sheep. Apparently, there were reports that people in China were rushing to having babies the year before or delaying until next year because they don’t want children who are followers. While sheep are known for beauty and grace, they aren’t particularly known for being bold. In Excellent Sheep,¬†William Deresiewicz…
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