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jacqueline-cioffa's picture
Dec.30.2013
The Vast Landscape is a journey, a pilgrimage, a walk filled with doubt, mistrust, fame, self-discovery and a life lived, big and bold. The carnival ride comes full circle. The Vast Landscape sucks you in from the very first page and keeps you there, holding your breath. Harrison, the complicated...
karen-devaney's picture
Jan.05.2013
                                                         Pain and Perspective   Not long ago, I was running through the world with...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.11.2012
I was once told, "there is more to you than meets the eye." Isn't that true of most people? We tend to wear many masks. People see only what we choose to show them. Over time we can build so many defenses and put up  walls, that are authentic selves become buried deep inside. These walls...
brandon-williams's picture
Jun.20.2012
I effectively ended a 23-year pursuit a week ago by making peace with my journalism career and calling it a day. Done. Finished. Kaput. There wasn't much of a choice, honestly. The gains didn't justify the long hours and stress that resulted from the last three years of my run. For the last two...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jan.29.2012
And still counting a bottle of beer a day, enjoying my journey to discovering not just beer anymore but many other things… I decided to go on a spiritual retreat over the weekend.  Something came over me and I just needed to unplug myself from my daily routine.  It felt good!  Two...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jan.24.2012
Oh what joy to discover that my neighborhood delicatessen sells my favorite brand of beer Paulaner! Embarking on this beer journey, I told myself that I would stick to buying only a bottle a day in discovering a new variety every day.  I confess.  I cheated today.  I bought two...
ananda-kiamsha-madelyn-leeke's picture
Jan.26.2011
  039, originally uploaded by anandaleeke. Have you heard of Ignite DC? Visit http://www.ignite-dc.com. Ignite DC is a fabulous five minute speaker event held several times a year in DC. During the event, 16 speakers take the stage to share their thoughts in five minutes with 20 slides....
ananda-kiamsha-madelyn-leeke's picture
Jan.26.2011
  Photo Credit: Vision Quest Retreats On January 15, 2011, I served as one of the keynote speakers for the Vision Quest Retreats’ Taking your Dreams from Design to Destiny: The Next Level Conference held in Washington, DC.  My talk focused on the inner women who live inside of women (...
jan-davidson's picture
Jul.28.2010
One of the most important concepts of contemplative living is that of living in "unified relationship with oneself" because without that unity, it is impossible to achieve the balance of living "in unified relationship with God, others, and nature." I have to know myself before...
pavel-somov's picture
Jul.01.2010
The following is a both an entertaining and illuminating passage of self-discovery from Richard Hughe’s 1929 novel “High Wind in Jamaica.”  “And then an event did occur, to Emily, of considerable importance.  She suddenly realized who she was.  […]  She had been playing houses in a nook right in...