27 The Quiet Despair of Not Living Up To Your True Self…And What To Do About It

The problem is: the dark feeling that you’re not living up to Who You’re Meant To Be.  The problem is: you know exactly what Henry David Thoreau was talking about when he wrote “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” In this episode, we share the two ways to change a paradigm and change your life, and how you can get the tools, structure, and support to do exactly that.

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21 Do You Believe This Miracle?

Is it foolish to believe in miracles? Or is denying the mystery and the wonder of life the foolish thing?

In this episode, we tell about an unexplainable event that happened for Siena when she was in the 7th grade.  It happened in Honolulu, Hawaii, when her family put her into an all-girls Catholic school for the first time in her life.

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19 How to Handle Disappointment (the alpaca episode)

If we could handle disappointment without getting cynical, playing the blame game, or getting all victimy and weak.  If we could handle disappointment by becoming an even brighter light, a better human being, a bigger inspiration.  Isn't that a better measure of success than the usual “millionaire, celebrity, and ripped abs” stuff?

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18 Crazy Rich Asians

We discuss our experience watching the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” It’s a wide ranging chat about things like: feeling self-conscious about being Asian, feeling not Asian enough and not American enough, comparing the State of Hawaii’s culture with the Singapore culture portrayed on the silver screen, the human tendency towards tribalism, and more.

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17 True Success: Feminine and Masculine Aspects of Success

The larger culture pressures us to achieve, achieve, achieve! Achieving isn’t bad, in and of itself. But it’s just one dimension of success. This dimension can be called 'masculine.' It's a masculine kind of energy, a masculine kind of success. The other dimension, though, is just as critical. It is To Be. You see, what can be called a feminine energy of Presence, or Being-ness, is just as real. And just as valid and important to giving birth to, and sustaining, True Life.

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