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Thank You Microsoft

Thank you Microsoft for all of the amazing memories, friendships and a lifetime worth of learning about business, technology and perhaps most importantly, a lesson on how to work together with others to achieve a common vision. It’s funny how the skills I learned in grade-school about how to cooperate and work well with others ended …

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Vegetarian food on Moorea Island in French Polynesia

On my honeymoon here in French Polynesia. Right now we are on the island of Moorea. Much of the cuisine here is French style. Tons of fish and meat oriented dishes. There is a lack of awareness amongst locals and the hotel staff regarding vegetarian food on the island, though there are many options available …

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Deception Pass State Park Camping Adventure

Alison and I headed up to Deception Pass State Park for a last-minute overnight camping adventure. We’ve gotten in the habit of going on overnight camping trips through the summer (OK, this is our third one!). Even one night of camping is enough to clear out the cobwebs from a full week of everyday tasks …

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Reflections on Beijing, China

I returned to Seattle this evening after 10 days in Beijing, China for work. This was my third trip to the city in the past 4 years. During the first trip, in 2007 there was plenty of chaos amid preparation for the Olympic Games. The roads were torn apart. The airport was not yet completed …

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Baptiste Power Flow Immersion 2011

The 2011 Baptiste Power Flow Immersion is complete! 500 + yogis gathered in Estes Park, CO for a three day immersion in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Led by Baron Baptiste, this gathering included Master Teachers from around the country leading workshops in addition to plenty of teachers and students of all skill levels coming together to practice. …

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Responsibility

The most important thing is to decide to take responsibility for whatever happens in your life. It doesn’t matter if someone else was involved or deemed ‘at fault’. Responsibility is ultimately centered on ourselves. We are in charge of how we interpret situations, the emotions we feel about them and our reactions to them. A …

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Copper Canyon Ultramarathon 2011 Adventure & Race Report

I shouldn’t call this a race report since the objective was less about racing and more about experiencing the culture and the beauty of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. Arriving at the starting point of the race involved 2 flights, a 2+ day ride in a van and an 18 mile rugged and hot …

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Copper Canyon Adventure and Ultramarathon

Ever since hearing about the Tarahumara from Tony Robbins at a workshop several years ago (Tony was sharing tips on fitness and endurance), I’ve dreamed about visiting the Copper Canyons of Mexico. Reading Born to Run a short while later got me really excited and upon meeting Caballo Blanco (Micah True) and Barefoot Ted in …

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Galapagos Sea Lions Lounging Around – Cute Overload!

I just got back from an amazing trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. I’m swimming in almost a thousand pics and an hour of video. Enjoy this above clip until I parse through everything and get a proper write-up posted. I took this video using my Flip HD camera on Sante Fe Island in …

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Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure

Leaving in a few hours for Ecuador. I will be spending some time cruising around the Galapagos Islands, exploring Quito and the surrounding area. I probably won’t be doing any (or at least not many) blog updates until I return in a few weeks. Have a great holiday and I’ll catch up with everyone in …

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Assisting at Level 1 Baptiste Yoga Teacher Training

I’m headed back to Level 1 Teacher Training for Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. I attended last year as a student, and this time I will be an assistant, supporting the other students and teachers in the program. I’m looking forward to spending another 8 days in the Catskills at Menla Mountain Retreat Center, disconnecting from …

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Hello Beijing!

I‘m in China for the about eight days for work. We’re trying to better understand how people use technology around the world, and I’m in Beijing to learn a little more about this part of the globe. This is my second trip to Beijing in the past year, after visiting last December for just a …

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