On Gratitude

Thanksgiving in my very favorite Holiday.

I love turkey, wine at 4 o’clock, the parade and I really, really love gratitude. Gratitude is such a simple concept with so much power. The more you practice gratitude the more you realize all you have to be grateful for. The more in touch you are with what you have to be grateful for, the richer your life becomes. And the only thing you need to change is your awareness. That is pretty close to magic.

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Dear Brandeis, Do You Love Me?

One of the biggest sources of insecurity I have had in my life is my Brandeis degree. I know comparison is my biggest demon and when I think about Brandeis it just gets the best of me.

There were times when I could think of at least 5 Brandeis peers who were well on their way to becoming married doctors while I was living on a couch and working for a ski pass. I know I have had so much fun and I made deliberate choices to shape my life this way and steered it in a direction of travel and adventure. I have no regrets about any of these choices, but from time to time comparison monsters start creeping in.

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What Are You Going To Do With All Your Stuff?

People had a lot of questions for me when I said I was moving to South Korea. People wanted to know if I spoke Korean (no).  If I knew anyone here (no). If I had ever taught before (no). Why Korea? (I’m not sure). But one of the questions I seemed to get over and over was “What are you going to do with all your stuff?”

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2015 Look Back

2015 was the craziest year of my life so far! It held some of my highest highs, some of my lowest lows, some profound moments of growth, some mistakes, and a lot of laughs! I lived in 3 different apartments, bought and sold a car, had 3 different jobs (which has been an average for me for the last few years), took up yoga (life changing), got my groove back, made new friends and best of all moved to Korea!

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If It Doesn’t Challenge Me, It Doesn’t Change Me. Getting On The Plane.

Edward stood at the edge of the pool. With flaming red hair and big blue eyes full of fear. I was waiting in the water trying to convince this four year old boy to make the leap. “1,2,3.. Jump!” I said optimistically. His fists clenched but he didn’t move. “3,2,1…Jump!” I tried again with the same enthusiasm and the same result. I wasn’t giving up, this kid was going to jump into the baby pool if it took all day (or the better part of half an hour).

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