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From Chasing Dreams - to Being Haunted by Nightmares

Chasing big dreams has made me lose sight of the beauty that is in every moment - the magic that it carries within. It can be very small, but can deliver an immense power and can feel very big. Time to chase big dreams again, without being haunted by nightmares.

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Collect small pieces consistently

A story about my biggest life achievement. A story of perseverance, collecting small pieces, and inspiration.

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Embracing the beginner's mind

No matter where you are at in your journey, embracing the beginner's mind will benefit you and the ones around you, whether by asking questions, sharing your insight or inspiring someone else to take a first step at anything. At any time, the student is already the teacher, and the teacher is still the student.

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I am here to listen

I'm lost for words. Brothers, sisters, friends, humans are fearing for their lives - in my city, my country, on my planet. I don't know what to say, but I know I can listen.

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Choose your fundamentals deliberately

Your life is today, that's all it is, it's today repeated. Choose your fundamentals deliberately.

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Fitting In

It's not about fitting in. It's about how you can and want to contribute.

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Radical Change

I went through a lot of change. And yet, eventually, I seem to always end up experiencing the same feeling within me.

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Tools for language learning

Here are some notes and thoughts from my research on language learning, mostly for Farsi.

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The Power of Doubt

You are real, whether or not you doubt yourself. You have the power to believe in yourself.

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My Year 2018 in Review

I imagine change works similar to how an avalanche might come about.

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Policies from the heart

'To succeed, our policies have to come from the heart.' is a quote by the current German Minister of internal affairs, Horst Seehofer.

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What I learned from cooking on my birthday

I am afraid of cooking because I am inexperienced which leads to mistakes. On my birthday, I overcame my fears and cooked a great meal. I have grown as a person as a result! Plus, delicious food is always a win in my book 😼

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Tonight

Tonight, recent events kept me up all night. I was restless, so I went for a walk. And when I came back, I wrote an article about listening to people's stories.

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Why I am learning Farsi

Why do humans behave as they do? Who am I? How can I engage in human encounters? Those are some of the WHYs that are driving me to learn Farsi.

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