Bulgarian Urtime

As I settle in Toronto, I’ve been reminiscing about the decade I spent in Bulgaria. I remember, especially in the beginning, that I wanted to return to the West. I didn’t speak the language and couldn’t understand why things moved so slowly. My first invitation was to a village feast or, “praznik.” I recall going…

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Do as the Toltecs

The Toltecs say that we should never assume anything.  This is possibly the most precious advice ever. When we communicate with people, it’s very tempting to fall into old paradigms and fixed ways of seeing the world.  This is what assumption is. It’s easier for us to reference an event into a frame we’re familiar…

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How to Thrive in the Age of Globalization

Some people like globalization and some don’t.  The fact of the matter, though, is that globalization is. How can we thrive in globalization? Cut the fear     The first thing you must do is get rid of fear.  Although so much has changed and so much more will, keep the faith about why people make the…

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