Month: January 2012

Perhaps the Best Way for a Breakthrough (yes, it’s counter-intuitive)

    Sometimes, I just need to stop. Sometimes, I need to let it go. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to take a break. Not. Easy.   This has shown up a lot for me lately, particularly when talking

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One Thing You Might Never Want to Lose Again

It’s 2009. Summer. I’m living in Los Angeles – more specifically, in a guest house in Sherman Oaks – in a quiet, residential neighborhood across from a middle school. There is a lemon tree and a pool in the backyard.

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The Monthly Practice Report – December 2011

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    Welcome to The Monthly Practice Report, where I detail how my practice of healthy living is going: the commitments, goals, and other metrics!     Why I’m doing this: To be completely transparent with what my practice of

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How to Get a $5 Flight to Hawaii in Three Simple Steps

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Update March 2014: The Hawaiian credit cards are now issued by Barclays bank. The steps below will still work. You may find a few outdated links, so here are the current links for the NEW Personal Hawaiian credit card (35K points for

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My Annual Review: 2011 Wrap-Up + Plans for 2012

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What an amazing and ridiculously awesome year. The biggest deal for me: I spent the whole year traveling. No home. No regular anything. Just me and a backpack – and I didn’t spend a fortune (not that I had one

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