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The Conscious Businessman, the Conscious Fisherman The Fisherman and The Businessman Are Both Kinda Wrong (And Kinda Right) There is a classic Brazilian story that acts as a critique on unexamined modernist assumptions—that growth is good for its own sake, or that that wealth and success are good because they…

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Authenticity and integral

What is Authenticity? An Integral Look Deconstructing Authentic Expression, Encouraging Purpose When people pursue “authenticity,” real transformation and healing occur. Yet I often disagree with what people mean by authenticity. I propose that we gain a more nuanced understanding of a word encompassing more supportive, loving interactions that are more…

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Saving The World

The Frustrating Secret to “Saving The World” Love, Acceptance, and the Paradox of Change Loving People As They Are, Instead of Telling Them How to Be There’s a magical paradox that happens when we love someone perfectly as they are—this love often allows them to change. In fact, I think…

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How to Create Instant Intimacy with Anyone The Power of Welcoming and Sharing the First Person Perspective of the Present Moment I went to a fantastic event recently called the Integral Living Room. It was my favorite Integral conference or workshop ever; the most embodied, interactive, and meaningful one I have been…

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What Do You Do? And What Does Your Answer Say About Who You Are? I get this question a lot, especially when meeting new people or reconnecting with acquaintances: “What do you do?” Innocuous, but for me utterly confusing. I could answer the question in so many ways. Right off…

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Can 100-Hour Work Weeks Make You Happy? Reflections On Elon Musk, Working Too Hard, and Happiness  If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in 4…

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