Finding Kindness in China: How to deal with Unpleasant Travel Experiences & Find the Good in Every Culture

Chinese Teenager Waving and Smiling

Note: I wrote this article in September of 2015.

Visiting China Can Be Frustrating

I’ve been to China several times now. In total I have stayed here for neatly a year. During my various trips I have had many undesirable interactions with all sorts of people.

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My 4 Darkest Secrets & Why I’m Coming Clean

WARNING: In this article I share very personal and intimate facts about my life. Do not read this if you do not wish to learn such things.

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

Nearly 24 Million people have viewed Brené Brown’s TED Talk titled The Power of Vulnerability. In it Brené argues that it takes true courage to express vulnerability and tell our stories with our whole hearts, but that when we do, vulnerability becomes one of our greatest strengths.

I sure hope she’s right because I’m about to get real vulnerable with you.

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Love Who You Love and Set the World Free

When we celebrate who we are and who we love, we empower others to be more authentic and tolerant.

Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are becoming accepted as equal members of society. And as the gay rights movement continues to grow it does more than just empower LGB people, it empowers all of us to embrace our own authentic sexuality.

As more and more individuals express their true sexual identity and preference, many of us are discovering that the world is more technicolor than we once believed. Continue reading Love Who You Love and Set the World Free

God Played a Coldplay Song for Me (In a Dream)

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I woke up a bit bewildered and scribbled down a few notes. I could only remember a few lyrics – “the lights will guide you home” –  I didn’t understand what they meant, but they seemed important. After all, this is the song that God had just played for me.

Fix You, by Coldplay! This is the song God wants me to hear? Weird.

As I listen to the lyrics though, I understood why. Taken into the context of my life, the song offered specific advice for how I am to orientate my life. I felt as if God  had truly chosen this song for me. I began to cry. Just then, Chris Martin sang “Tears stream down your face,” and I got goosebumps!  Continue reading God Played a Coldplay Song for Me (In a Dream)

Evoke Positive Emotions & Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

This simple trick allows you to immediately feel happy, excited,  grateful, committed, proud, worthy, and loved.

Furthermore,  if you practice this exercise for 15 minuets every morning, you can  reprogram your subconscious mind and feel positive emotions every day of your lifeContinue reading Evoke Positive Emotions & Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

The Winner of the Go Hero Logo Design Competition Is …

I recently used  DesignCrowd.com to crowdsource a logo for Go Hero.  Crowdsourcing is a process that gets a “crowd,” i.e. many people, to participate on a single project. Often this is done as a collaboration, example Wikipedia. In this case however, it was a competition.  More than 30 designers competed and together they submitted more than 200 designs. Thank you designers!

I would also like to thank everyone who voted for their favorite design on our Facebook page. Based on your votes, the winner is … Continue reading The Winner of the Go Hero Logo Design Competition Is …

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