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Ramen Next Door

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Paralyzed expectations

Why are we paralyzed by the future of unfulfilled expectations? Because these expectations take the form of “Someday I will…” What if we framed it in a slightly different manner like “I can do x now so that x will … Continue reading

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Regrets are getting fewer

I wish I didn’t have any regrets, but then how could I stay on track with what I want to accomplish? When I hear someone mention the word “regret”, I used to cower and cringe. As I get older, any … Continue reading

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New Year’s Re-solution

I know the new year is about rejuvenation (a rebirth of past regrets) or goal setting in terms of self-improvement or self-aggrandizement. But, this year, I think I’m going to try something different. I’m going to work backwards. I’m going … Continue reading

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P-R-I-N-C-I-P-L-E-S

Today’s thought concerns something we preach that is near and dear to who we are as a person: principles (or core values). “Don’t be a sell-out,” you’re conscious screams. I know that this is sometimes tough to do, but principles … Continue reading

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The beauty in Tokyo

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The Year of Reflection: After the Quake

The first quake occurred at about 2:46 PM on March 11, 2011, as I was walking out of my office to lunch. What started out as a slight tremble built up into a violent shake that would last for approximately … Continue reading

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