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The Thing About Balance

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February 24, 2019
Balance is a tricky business. Forget all the images you see of people sitting in lotus pose, with their sage, candles and mudras. Living in a state of balance requires macro decisions followed by dozens of simplistic micro-decisions. It might include some of the former but it’s usually not Instagrammable. I find that taking the time daily to practice gratitude for the small things changes my mood, which improves my balance. Practicing gratitude is also a way that I cultivate joy - a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
lisa london travel with lisa on shared humanity that is expressed through emojis common across cultures that have been in conflict for decades including the Israeli Palestinian conflict
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Maybe We Can Emoji It All Better

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February 14, 2019
After posting a few humorous Instagram stories about me going down with the hashtag #itstherussians or #blameitontherussians , I settled into my seat next to a Russian guy. He was incredibly kind, helped me with my bags, and didn’t moan every time I stood to use the washroom. I casually looked at his WhatsApp conversation (as you do), and saw his messages littered with heart emojis and kisses. My brain fired off a “wow, he’s just like me...”
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Gathering the Courage to Be All In

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February 12, 2019
In poker, the term all in means that a player has put the last of her chips into the pot. She can no longer perform another action because she doesn’t have any chips left. In a life transition such as a break up, divorce, or death of a loved one - to be all in often means gathering the courage to be vulnerable again.
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