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Volunteering with Refugees in Serbia

“Cold outside today,” I said as I pointed outside to the gray, snowy winter day trying to make simple conversation with a young Afghan refugee. He shyly nodded and agreed. As an English teacher at the Azadi Community Center, I try my best to prompt conversations in...

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Finding and Living your Truth

“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” they say. Others work to make ends meet and spend their free time doing things they love. There are endless possibilities and many choices when it comes to crafting your profession, but the question...

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Lyon, France: A Photo Essay

Check out Roman ruins, stroll along one of the two major rivers, or just aimlessly wander through the city admiring ancient architecture. Vibrant. Cultural. Artistic. This is Lyon, France! Thanks for visiting my page! While you're here, be sure to check out The True...

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Living with True Bravado

What does it mean to live with true bravado? By definition, bravado means to show a vaunted display of courage or self-confidence; swagger. To me, bravado means facing intimidating, daunting tasks with openness, moving into a place that is beyond fear. That is what it...

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Summer 2018 Recap: the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Hi friends! As I get ready to move on from this chapter of my life to the next, I am taking time to reflect on this summer. May what I have to share be of benefit! I’ve been living and working at in a Buddhist meditation retreat center in the Colorado Rocky Mountains....

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