Musings

What is Fear and How Does it Serve?

We all have at one point in our lives experienced fear. Maybe you were in a job you didn't enjoy, but were too afraid to leave. Perhaps...
Musings

How to be Mindful in Everyday Life

Ok, I won’t lie to you. While I like the idea of mindfulness and how zen sitting in a meditative pose will make me look, it’s more a...
Musings

The Shamans of Mongolia

It took a domestic flight from Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to get to Mörön Airport which was located in the north of the country. We were...
Musings

What Do Successful People Have in Common?

I have always been curious about what makes a person succeed in life. Is success dependent on genetics or one's upbringing (nature vs. nurture)? Or is the...
Musings

Living with the End in Mind

It was a winding 8-hour bus ride on cliff-hugging roads to get from Makassar, a port town in Sulawesi, to Rantepao. It was in this dusty town...
Musings

Freedom from Identity

A common phrase you hear is 'I need to find myself'. This quest to find oneself can arise at different stages in one's life. Maybe it is...