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The Simple Truth that Love Can’t Flourish Without

My friend said something pretty interesting to me the other day. She said that amongst all our friends, I am the one who seemed to pretty much have my “shit” together. She pointed out that I have strong convictions, a job that doesn’t make me want to find out what […]

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An Open Letter to President Obama: End the War on Drugs

February 21, 2013  The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, It is with great honor and dignity that I address you and bring your attention to a subject devoid of such things – the current […]

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Valhalla Movement Update: Big Moves in the World of Sustainability

It has been a momentous 15 months since I moved up to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. Valhalla has… Raised $28,000 on Kickstarter to prototype an Earthship-inspired greenhouse and completed construction Hosted members and volunteers from 6+ countries and made contact with people from dozens more Organized a conference […]

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Do You Give Money To Strangers? The Answer Might Surprise You

Subways are funny places. You’re thrown into a quaking sardine can hurtling at 70 plus miles per hours, jammed up against everyone’s sweaty, nervous bodies until someone shifts, sending the line forward and granting brief reprieve until you take your new spot on the chessboard. That’s no special thing in […]

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4 Toltec Life Secrets to Expand Your Consciousness

In his book The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz outlines four simple principles, or “agreements” that one can practice to radically change one’s experience and perception of the human experience. Once a doctor, Ruiz’s life took a dramatic turn when he was in a car accident and had an out-of-body experience. It […]

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25 Best Books on Self-Improvement You Need to Read Before You Die

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could become my own drill master and coach. The books I read would set out the training course for me to […]

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The Surprising Way Language Imprisons Us in Time

“The ‘here’ is everywhere, and the now always. Go beyond the ‘I-am-the-body’ idea and you will find that space and time are in you and not you in space and time. Once you have understood this, the main obstacle to realization is removed.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Anyone who writes or […]