Tag Archives: Authenticity

Updating My Life Vision
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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the past few months about why I’ve stalled on the law firm with heart. It’s been a bit of a mystery to me why I haven’t launched. Sure, I had a book … Continue reading

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The Downside of Facebook–An Update
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Back in November 2015, I wrote a post called The Downside of Facebook. (You can read it here.) Afterward, I received a surprising number of messages—private messages—from friends who admitted that they too experienced negative emotions, including sorrow, guilt, frustration, … Continue reading

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In a Sky Full of Stars
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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the stars. Maybe it’s because the crowd funding campaign that I implemented for the Eastbay Astronomical Society (EAS) recently came to a successful conclusion. We raised more than $26,000 for Phase I of … Continue reading

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Embracing Fire
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I’ve written before that I’m an Aries, which is a fire sign, born in the Year of the Dragon (more fire). I’m also a rare INTJ in Meyers-Briggs terminology, which Newstrology converts to a dragon (still more fire). Could the … Continue reading

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Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, March Update
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As I described back in April 2014 (you can read the post here), I celebrated my 50th birthday with a year of activities, challenges, and FUN designed to honor this milestone. I called it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry If I Scare You
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I recently read a post on Brevity’s blog that was titled, “I’m Sorry You Scare Me.” Brevity, for those of you that don’t know, is a literary journal that focuses on flash (very short) nonfiction. The article was a guest … Continue reading

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Be An Artist, Right Now!
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Korean novelist Young-ha Kim. Kim weaves tales that speak  to the thrills and challenges of young Koreans in our increasingly globalized and ever-changing world. Young-ha Kim wishes that his eighth grade … Continue reading

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Mr. Mike
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When my daughter Katie switched to yet another school district back in February 2013, she once again was slated to ride the special needs “short bus.” The two school districts, however, didn’t share bus service, so after a month of … Continue reading

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How The Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have writer Andrew Solomon. Solomon writes about politics, culture, and psychology and has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. His 2012 book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the … Continue reading

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Should You Live For Your Resume … Or Your Eulogy?
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have writer and New York Times columnist David Brooks. He is the author of Bobos in Paradise, On Paradise Drive, and the narrative of neuroscience, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and … Continue reading

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