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Letting Go in the Sea

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesan There’s something so soothing about the sea. Perhaps it’s those endless waves lapping on the shore…or the calm blue colors of varying depths. Either way, the sea is a place where many people find peace letting go of things. There are […]

Street Cats & Solo Traveling

“Not all who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien I’ve been wandering the streets of Istanbul by myself for three days. In fact, I haven’t seen anyone I know for about a week now. No old friends. No family. Just me. When I made the decision to come find my purpose and take a reflective pause […]

Embracing Evolution and Change

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  -Charles Darwin I love change. I embrace change. As a trained biologist, I have studied evolution and change in classrooms and laboratories. As humans, we constantly change, even though it may not appear so […]

Dear Self: A Letter From The Future

  “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” -William Shakespeare   Have you ever felt like you’re at the crossroads? On the cusp of adventure…as if there were multiple pathways before your feet, and you wanted to run forward but were strangely planted to the ground, not knowing which way to […]

Live The Questions

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs   How does one achieve peace of mind? How does one quell constant inner chatter? I was contemplating this yesterday on my run. Quiet meditation in stillness is often hard for me, so meditation for […]

Your Story: In Only Six Words

What’s your story in six words? That’s a story shorter than the 140-character Twitter limit! In the spirit of conciseness, I’ll keep this post short and sweet. During a team workshop last week, we started off with an icebreaker exercise where we had to describe our story in exactly six words. Sometimes, icebreakers can be too cheesy, or […]

Do Easy: Easy Does It

  “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”– Confucius   As a Project Manager by profession, I am passionate about simplification, and streamlining manufacturing and business processes. In Lean Six Sigma training, we learned methodologies to eliminate waste and inefficiencies. Cutting hold times, getting rid of defects, reducing costs…SIMPLIFY. One could […]