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My Next Adventure!

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58 days from now, my life is changing once again. And this time, in an EVEN BIGGER way! But let me back up a little. Last year, as most of you know, I had a string of significantly challenging events that brought me to the brink so many times that I thought I might break. (Honestly, I am not going to rehash it all because...
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The Ambitious Cruise

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I am back in Vancouver one more time but this time with my own van. I made it just in time to enjoy a 4 days cruise in company of Paul and Miriel. We set sail with “Tyra”, the newly acquired boat by the Vikings boat club and enjoyed beautiful conditions along the Sunshine Coast. ABOUT THE VIDEO I got really excited to film our little sail cruise...
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Birth.

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When anyone or anything is presented to this world, in that very first moment, it becomes a realization that they will serve a great purpose. There’s a gift within that is to be revealed, and shared. We are more in tune with this when we are young,  because often times those are the years in which our innocence has not been stolen. During our youth,...
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Why Leadership Will Make You Rich

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Leadership will make you rich!Yes, leadership will make you rich. Not in the traditional sense like having a ton of money but much richer than that. Normally when you hear the word rich you think of money, however, there are other forms of currency that exist in this world that are far more important than money. These currencies include time, attention, and people. To be a...
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The Person You Should Marry

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Marriage is a rite of passage or staple of many cultures. You could also look at marriage as a commitment, promise, and or contract between two people. Marriage is a major decision and you must think about it more carefully than the agreements you sign with your phone and web applications. Unfortunately, many marriages end up in divorce because people aren’t making the proper choice...
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A Hidden Benefit of Leadership

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It is said that one of the greatest forms of flattery is imitation. The ability to inspire other to follow is called leadership. Great leaders are imitated and idolized by their followers. While this may be a great ego booster, there exist certain followers which are extremely beneficial to leaders. Specifically, these followers are the children of leaders.Why?Our strongest relationships are usually within our families, specifically...
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Never Give Up

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I used to believe that my genes were bad. I came from a family of fat people. My knees were bad and my back and no matter how I worked out or how often, I would soon be sidelined with an injury.  I tried Atkins, which is essentially keto. I tried Weight Watchers and NutriSystem. I tried the gym and crossfit and getting a personal...
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Yoga: Connectedness and Compassion

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Today was a powerful day. Our morning yoga session left me in tears and amazement. Tarina, our Aussie yoga instructor, was an intuitive, bright light and guided us through a physically and emotionally transformative session.  At the end of the session, Tarina drew 2 cards to guide us in our intention as we moved forward into our day. The first of those cards was Say...
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One Year Later: Reflections on A Life

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It’s been an emotional morning.  It’s the 1-year anniversary of my fathers death.  There have been several visits home and a great deal of processing, some of which hasn’t ended and some of which I don’t believe ever does.  My fathers death is less of a mystery to me than his life. Sorting through paperwork and memorabilia and pictures, I am struck with the person...
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Live a Lot

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Slow down. Everyday will not be the same, no matter how strict we are with our routines. That’s the beauty in life, the unexpected. The sharp turns, and whether or not we are prepared to make them, even when we’re used to going straight. We’re supposed to be living flexible lives, taking the good with the bad. I’m no robot, so forgive me if I’m...
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