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How I Broke Through My Worst Fear

How I Broke Through My Worst Fear

Age 8: My dad is chasing me through our house. I bravely climb out onto the roof. We are not playing a game. Fear consumes me. Age 12: I am peer pressured into going on a free fall ride at Six Flags Great Adventure. I scream until there is no breath left in me. I...
HOW I FOUND MY PURPOSE

HOW I FOUND MY PURPOSE

Age 37: My passion for social responsibility has often percolated into my professional life. I was a lead executive at the agency that helped IKEA bring their tagline “Life Improvement Store” to life. I felt as joyous as a gospel choir while working with IKEA.  IKEA...
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT FEAR

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT FEAR

Age 9: Jaws is released on home video. I am what is known as a latch key kid, so I watch it. I have never actually seen a shark in real life. I become fascinated with sharks. I think they are both powerful and beautiful creatures. And then I notice that there is this...
HOW MEDITATION BROUGHT ME MAGIC

HOW MEDITATION BROUGHT ME MAGIC

Age 10: My dad is sitting on the living room floor legs crisscross applesauce. He is humming or something. I think to myself, what does Om mean? He was ahead of his time. I think he is weird. I go about watching General Hospital. Luke & Laura were getting married....

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