So Long and Thanks for All the Sushi: A Tribute to My Time in Vancouver

If you follow my blog regularly, you may have noticed that I've gotten more and more introspective in my blog, especially in thinking about my life and how my priorities have shifted since the pandemic. The major conclusion that both Chris and I came to over the past two years was that we wanted...

So Long and Thanks for All the Sushi: A Tribute to My Time in Vancouver

If you follow my blog regularly, you may have noticed that I've gotten more and more introspective in my blog, especially in thinking about my life and how my priorities have shifted since the pandemic. The major conclusion that both Chris and I came to over the past two years was that we wanted...

Wabi Sabi: An Invitation to See the Beauty of Life with All Its Imperfections

When you first hear the Japanese term wabi sabi, it's hard not to immediately wonder if it's a western bastardization of wasabi. Nay, it is more than just paste that ignites the inside your nostrils in a delightful way that complements sushi and sashimi. It is a concept, a philosophy...

Wabi Sabi: An Invitation to See the Beauty of Life with All Its Imperfections

When you first hear the Japanese term wabi sabi, it's hard not to immediately wonder if it's a western bastardization of wasabi. Nay, it is more than just paste that ignites the inside your nostrils in a delightful way that complements sushi and sashimi. It is a concept, a philosophy...

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 4 "Coming Home"

In my last three blog posts, I talked about the how the pandemic affected my perspective in terms of my sense of community and connection, my work and career development, as well as my personal interests and passions. In this final post of the series, I will tie everything together (hopefully!)...

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 4 "Coming Home"

In my last three blog posts, I talked about the how the pandemic affected my perspective in terms of my sense of community and connection, my work and career development, as well as my personal interests and passions. In this final post of the series, I will tie everything together (hopefully!)...

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 3 "Interests, Hobbies and Leisure Activities"

In my last blog post, I talked about the how the pandemic affected my perspective of what I do for work along with the long-term development of my future career. In this blog post, I continue to explore the concept of the "home in my heart" in terms of my interests, hobbies and leisure activities.

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 3 "Interests, Hobbies and Leisure Activities"

In my last blog post, I talked about the how the pandemic affected my perspective of what I do for work along with the long-term development of my future career. In this blog post, I continue to explore the concept of the "home in my heart" in terms of my interests, hobbies and leisure activities.

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 2 "Work & Career"

As I explore the concept of the "home in my heart" in the second part of this blog post series and continue to re-evaluate what matters most to me in the wake of the pandemic, I will move on to take a deeper look at my relationship with work and my long-term career.

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 2 "Work & Career"

As I explore the concept of the "home in my heart" in the second part of this blog post series and continue to re-evaluate what matters most to me in the wake of the pandemic, I will move on to take a deeper look at my relationship with work and my long-term career.

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 1 "Connection & Community"

I was recently chatting with a young Japanese woman I met through work. I asked her how she had fared over the course of the pandemic. Like many people, she had come to re-evaluate her life in some way. In her case, she was deeply considering what home was for her.

Finding Home in My Heart at the End of the Pandemic - Part 1 "Connection & Community"

I was recently chatting with a young Japanese woman I met through work. I asked her how she had fared over the course of the pandemic. Like many people, she had come to re-evaluate her life in some way. In her case, she was deeply considering what home was for her.

"Practicing" Your Way Through Life: A Helpful Reframe for Any Challenge

In doing some of my daily reading, I came across an article entitled "Everything is Practice" on Leo Babauta's blog Zenhabits. He discussed a client's approach to self-compassion by taking on the view that "everything is a practice."

"Practicing" Your Way Through Life: A Helpful Reframe for Any Challenge

In doing some of my daily reading, I came across an article entitled "Everything is Practice" on Leo Babauta's blog Zenhabits. He discussed a client's approach to self-compassion by taking on the view that "everything is a practice."

Beyond Grief: Letting Go of Loss and Remembering the Love

Three years ago this past January, our loving bengal cat Kaylee passed away. She had developed a chronic kidney condition that went undiagnosed until it was too late. Chris and I were beside ourselves with grief...

Beyond Grief: Letting Go of Loss and Remembering the Love

Three years ago this past January, our loving bengal cat Kaylee passed away. She had developed a chronic kidney condition that went undiagnosed until it was too late. Chris and I were beside ourselves with grief...

Putting Down My Phone: Being Present to Appreciate the Moment

As much as I enjoy the act of taking a photo, or sharing on social media, it does take me out of the present moment, impacting the depth at which I am appreciating the moment for the fleeting beauty it holds. It is a choice I make each time I do it. Sometimes it's worth it, other times...

Putting Down My Phone: Being Present to Appreciate the Moment

As much as I enjoy the act of taking a photo, or sharing on social media, it does take me out of the present moment, impacting the depth at which I am appreciating the moment for the fleeting beauty it holds. It is a choice I make each time I do it. Sometimes it's worth it, other times...

My 3 Core Values and How They Help Guide Me in Life

While I don't practice a formal religion, I do consider myself to be a spiritual person. An important part of spirituality is having a set of guiding principles that help you navigate your way through life. This forms the basis for how you make decisions and interact with others...

My 3 Core Values and How They Help Guide Me in Life

While I don't practice a formal religion, I do consider myself to be a spiritual person. An important part of spirituality is having a set of guiding principles that help you navigate your way through life. This forms the basis for how you make decisions and interact with others...


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