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Writer & Storyteller, Social Entrepreneur and Investor, Tennis Player and Coach, Digital Nomad, Spiritual Being Living a Human Experience.

Somewhere along the Oregon coast. Photo Credit: Javier Ortega-Araiza

I am, as I’m often told by many friends, an old soul in a young body.

And I’ve lived a very eventful life.

Some of the people I admire, including family members and other good friends and mentors, have told me how they want to leave this Earth with nothing.

Our travelling journey — as everything — is a reflection of where we are in life

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All the answers are within us, but such is our tendency towards forgetting that we sometimes need to venture to a faraway land to tap our own memory.
— Heinrich Zimmer

My first contact with Heinrich Zimmer’s quote above was when reading The Way of the Wanderer, a sublime compilation…

Do we choose to harvest the road of love, or do we choose to harvest the road of suffering?

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Stop rushing.

Be mindful of time.

Be mindful of every choice.

Every second matters. And rather than manipulating and lying to ourselves, every dictum in our heart shall be followed, for to cut the natural process short sends us out in a negative spiral, and our fleeing should be fruitless.

What if, instead of engaging in initiatives that destroy individual and collective wealth, we focused on creating shared value?

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Greed, for the lack of a better word, is good, said Gordon Gekko, that unforgettable scene part of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street when talking to Teldar Paper stockholders.

But what Mr. Gekko forgot to mention in his now-infamous words is that greed, for the lack of a better word, has…

Marci Alboher’s ‘One Person, Multiple Careers brings a fresh perspective for those of us who are redefining our careers as the world grapples to redefine itself

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From 1994 until its closure in 2019, Alex von Bidder ran the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan, which has been described as one of the game-changing restaurants of the 20th century — a pioneer in many concepts widely in use today, such as the power lunch, and the farm-to-table movement…

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