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Is Judging Others Useful Or Limiting?

During one of the weekly language exchange events in Santa Marta, Colombia, a conversation broke out among some of the foreigners about

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Dancing Through the Storms of Life

In over two months of my stay, I was convinced Santa Marta had never seen a drop of rain. With the hot sun beaming down from the clear blue sky every day, I had almost forgotten

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Fear Is Not the Enemy

I wish I wasn’t so afraid all the time. Afraid of what might happen if I do what I really want and stop doing what I’m doing now. Does this sound familiar?

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Why I Turned Down a Great Opportunity

A few months ago, I was invited to speak at a 2-days retreat. The host filled me in on the details three days prior to the event and offered me

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Lightning Bolt Moment: Reflections of the Past Year

As I walked through the neighborhood of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, seeing all the familiar faces from exactly one year ago, the first comment I heard from everyone was

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Waiting For an Opportunity to Knock? Maybe, It Already Did

Have you ever had a moment of sudden realization where after a long exhausting period of struggle, you finally see a situation in a completely different way? Suddenly, you know exactly what to do or say that completely changes everything. … Continue reading

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How Building Patience Can Transform Your Life

This is the second post of a three part series on why we are made to wait for something worth having. You might prefer to start with reading the introduction here. Note: I have created these series using a Colombian … Continue reading

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How Do You Prepare for Your Long-Awaited Dream?

This is the first post of a three part series on why we are made to wait for something worth having. You might prefer to start with reading the introduction here. Note: I have created these series using a Colombian … Continue reading

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Strengths or Weaknesses. Which Should You Focus on Building?

A few weeks ago, I went on a family outing to La Ronde (largest amusement park in Montreal). I hadn’t been to La Ronde in over 25 years. I remember having so much fun on the bumper cars ride. So, … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Like It, Walk Away and Change It

As I write this, I am sitting with a spectacular view of the mountains in Manizales, Colombia. A few weeks ago, something happened that almost changed my being here. I was supposed to spend 5 days visiting a friend in … Continue reading

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