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Being A Korean American Adoptee

Imagining the depth of feelings of everything involved in Danielle's journey broke the levees of my tear ducts like few other experiences have. I think our youngest son was genuinely concerned for my well-being, such was the extent of my sobbing.

To learn more about Danielle Oakes and her account of this part of her life journey, please visit: Read more about Being A Korean American Adoptee

 

The Magic of Minimalism

If this look at Fumio Sasaki's shift to minimalism has you curious to learn more, I think you'll enjoy his book, Goodbye, Things:

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In decluttering our lives and saying goodbye to most material possessions that we truly don't need, there is so much to gain in freedom, focus, and a spirit of gratitude. Read more about The Magic of Minimalism

 

Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith

Giving thanks for another favourite from Anthony Bourdain that I always enjoy revisiting. Read more about Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith

 

Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain - Rachel Rosenkrantz, Master Luthier

In memory of Anthony Bourdain, the fellow who showed me bits of the world and its people like no other. Read more about Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain - Rachel Rosenkrantz, Master Luthier

 

The world responds really well to those who take responsibility and give away credit. - Seth Godin

Many thanks to Tom Bilyeu and Seth Godin for this inspiring conversation.

As Seth says, "the world doesn’t respond well to hustlers; (people) don't like being hustled. The world responds really well to people who take responsibility and give away credit."

For more of Seth's thoughts on conscious living, you can visit:

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Everyone's Timing is Different

As Theodore Roosevelt once said: comparison is the thief of joy.

Many thanks to Jay Shetty for this powerful reminder to embrace the journey of self actualization and transcendence. Read more about Everyone's Timing is Different

 

Love Liberates

I am deeply grateful to have Maya Angelou to turn to whenever I need an injection of all that is good in life. Morning and night, even if I don't have much else to meditate on, I remember this from Maya:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Thank you for all that you gave us, Maya. Thank you. Read more about Love Liberates

 

Very Easy Make Happy

Many thanks and respect to Kane from BuzzFeed and his lovely mom for sharing this with the world. Very easy make happy indeed. :) Read more about Very Easy Make Happy

 

How We Measure Success

I can't speak for other cultures, but I can confirm that most Korean parents love discussing how well their grown children are doing with their careers. Seriously, if you put longtime Korean friends in their 60's and beyond at a restaurant table for an hour, chances are good that you'll end up with a world-class brag-fest that is veiled in feigned humility. Read more about How We Measure Success

 

Reunion Between Christian the Lion and John Rendall and Anthony 'Ace' Bourke

If you haven't yet come across the following video that captures the reunion between Christian the lion and his adoptive parents, John Rendall and Ace Bourke, I encourage you to have a look here:

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