Monthly Archives: June 2011

One Hundred and One Acorns

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze. – Thomas Carlyle Joshua was a rather quiet ten year old despite having two younger sisters … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after. – Dr. Robert Anthony Once upon a time there was a princess, who … Continue reading

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Chicken Ribs

“Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty.” – Jack Canfield At the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280 A.D), China was split into three kingdoms: Wei country, Xu country & Wu country. Cao Cao, the King of Wei … Continue reading

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Nodding Trillium

Freedom is strangely ephemeral.  It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking.  – William E. Simon Late September, deep in the natural woodlands of the Norway Valley, Mother Nodding Trillium watched … Continue reading

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The Art of Surfing

“The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport.” – Kelly Slater, Professional Surfer [Picture: Champs Scott, Tyler & Zoey Chandler, 2007 … Continue reading

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Caterpillar to Butterfly

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche Every time I see clients struggling or wrestling with their challenges, it always reminds me the following story: A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small … Continue reading

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Planting Bamboo

“One need not fear least strong will should not prevail; the main thing is not to expend one’s powers prematurely in an attempt to obtain by force something for which the time is not yet ripe.” – Richard Wilhelm’s and … Continue reading

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