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Do you want to save a dog’s life? Become a foster volunteer!

Do you want to save a dog’s life? Become a foster volunteer!

In last week’s newsletter I encouraged you, my treasured audience, to commit to doing something that you love to do but don’t do often enough. Something that lights you up and brings you joy! Heeding my own advice, I did what I LOVE to do: spending more time with dogs and volunteering my time and […]

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What would you do if money was not an issue?

What would you do if money was not an issue?

VIDEO: In 2013 commit to doing what you would love to do if money did not matter. Do it part-time, from time-to-time, even if only for a few minutes a day or per week. Practice your passion. Commit to action. DO IT.

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Tuscany’s  Hidden  Treasures:  Valdonica  and  Maremma

Tuscany’s Hidden Treasures: Valdonica and Maremma

Driving south we had left Florence, Siena and surely millions of tourists behind and arrived in the area of Maremma, arguably the last part of Tuscany unspoiled by waves of foreigners and the need for learning a second language.

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Kiss Your Senior Moments Good-bye!

Kiss Your Senior Moments Good-bye!

Is it possible to improve your mind as you age? Absolutely! Bestselling author Michael Gelb shatters the widely held belief that the brain deteriorates with age and shows how to optimize brain function.

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Happy for Very Good Reasons

Happy for Very Good Reasons

National Geographic explorer and author Dan Buettner traveled the world to discover intriguing secrets of happiness. America, take note – there ARE ways to feel happy during times of crisis.

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Video: Conscious Leadership in Practice

Video: Conscious Leadership in Practice

John Mackey, Founder & CEO of Whole Foods, together with Container Store CEO Kip Tindell and Marybeth Tahar, Interaction Associates, discuss conscious leadership with Bettina Gordon

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Finding Shangri La in California’s Napa Valley

Finding Shangri La in California’s Napa Valley

In my book, the Meadowood resort shall be called Shangri La from today forward. The Resort in California’s Napa Valley offers top wines, a Michelin Guide 3-Star restaurant, an original Croquet green and a golf course with hickory clubs. We play golf and sample wines – at the same time!

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Finding Shangri La in Napa Valley – Part Two

Finding Shangri La in Napa Valley – Part Two

Hotshot chef Christopher Kostow and resident Master Sommelier Gilles du Chambure bring fine dining and wine tasting in Napa Valley to a whole new level.

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Discovering Your Passion at Work

Discovering Your Passion at Work

Peter Matthies, founder of the Conscious Business Institute, tackles one of the most pressing questions in our society: “Why am I feeling so unfulfilled and dissatisfied in my work?”

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The Grand Tirolia, pure luxury in the Austrian Alps

The Grand Tirolia, pure luxury in the Austrian Alps

My home country Austria has much to offer. Case in point: The Grand Tirolia luxury resort in Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps.

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101 years of Cherry Blossoms in DC – but hurry!

101 years of Cherry Blossoms in DC – but hurry!

101 years of Cherry Blossoms in DC – but hurry, they are blooming now! In 1912, Japan gave 3,020 cherry blossom trees to the United States as a gift to celebrate the two nations growing friendship. The gift that keeps on giving.

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Thank you to all our fiery women ancestors!

Thank you to all our fiery women ancestors!

One hundred years ago 8,000 women had taken to the streets of Washington to claim what they considered to be entitled to: the right to vote. The Suffrage Parade of 1913 did not go so well.

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Conscious Capitalism – pardon me?

Conscious Capitalism – pardon me?

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus introduced the term to society, now it is on business leaders’ lips around the country: Conscious Capitalism. These are the principles of Capitalism 2.0.

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The Great Growing Up

The Great Growing Up

Futurist and conscious leadership consultant John Renesch says we need more than protests like Occupy Wall Street. We need to grow up and create new systems altogether.

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