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November 27, 2013

An Ode to Thanks-Giving

Many of the poorest people I know are actually the happiest. Their days may be filled with strife of how to put a warm meal on the table, but once they settle down for dinner, they always give thanks. They know the value of that meal and the value of their family. That's because money doesn't feed the soul. This Thanksgiving, I have been thinking very much about the soul and how it should be…
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November 18, 2013

The Ballerina

I was sitting outside a coffee shop this afternoon, when the radio started playing a beautiful song. My mind searched for the name of it and then suddenly I remembered. "Memory" from the Andrew Lolyd Webber musical, Cats. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY It's a song that has a hold on my heart. When I was 10 years old, I was sure I was going to grow up to be a famous ballerina. I practiced several times a week until…
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November 7, 2013

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

I can't help taking pictures of her when she sleeps. She's just too darn cute. My Lola.
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November 7, 2013

21 Days of Gratitude

Join me for 21 days of giving thanks. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram    Post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram all the things you are grateful and thankful for. Do this for 21 days every morning when you wake up. It reminds us of all the things we have. You can also join me in meditating on 21 days of gratitude through the Mentor Network. Start here: http://www.mentorschannel.com/LouieSchwartzberg/21DaysofGratitude/LandingPage2/
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August 30, 2013

I (Still) Dream of Africa

Three times a year my parents and I would embark on a 470km journey from Nairobi to Mombasa for our family vacation. The road was bumpy, the car was hot, but the anticipation of seeing that beautiful ocean would keep us going. I've always had a fascination with the ocean. The way the current moves you and the sound of the waves crashing upon the shore. The vastness of the ocean and how all encompassing…
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August 9, 2013

Just Believe in Yourself

For the past few weeks I have been listening as friends and family share their concerns with me. They want my advice and I will always give it readily and always lend them a shoulder to cry on. But lately I have been pressing on my own shoulders. Through the practices of reiki and meditation, I am learning how to calm my own anxieties and heal my own hurts. And through these ancient practices, I…
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An Ode to My Roots

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I am walking through a field of dragonflies. The hum of cicadas lingers in the air. Today I am spending my lunch break here, with my heels digging into the dirt. It doesn’t smell particularly nice and it’s hot, but I know this is exactly where I need to be in this moment in time. A wise woman told me this weekend that I need to spend time building my roots. She said I am…

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July 23, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy: the Key to Finding Your Spiritual Path

Happiness You have arrived on this page because you seek happiness. I have a secret for you... You already are. Your happiness and your spiritual path have already been paved. You may have walked down that very path before. You may have already caught a glimpse of the path.You just didn't know it. Task: Remember I want you to think back to a time in your life when you were so, so, so very happy that…
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