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An Amelie Moment W/ Lentils

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One thing I’m pleased to report is that I’m finding myself taking more moments like this one - moments to enjoy the truly beautiful and simple pleasures of life - like how wonderful it can feel to plunge your hand into a bowl full of lentils. It might sound silly, I know, but one of my goals this year is to really be there for and take advantage of moments like these vs. feeling like a hamster on a wheel, rotely moving from one task to the next. This shift is complimenting the other habit I’m trying to break - multitasking. Which, in my experience, doesn’t seem to work: instead of fully accomplishing a number of things simultaneously, I partially accomplish, mediocrely. So yes, two big shifts are taking place, the benefits of which are truly tangible.

Next is the creme brulee :)

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Screen cap of Audrey Tautou in the film Amelie (2001)

Furniture Dinner Party (Sept. 2014)

In celebration of my new furniture, I had a small dinner party on Friday evening. There’s nothing that helps make a place feel more special and homey than the opportunity to use it, sharing a meal with dear family and friends. Thanks everyone for your presence, generosity, and for helping me celebrate :) And thank you Thomas, for the incredibly beautiful and evocative cello playing!

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In addition to “Not. Playing. Small.”, this is becoming my co-motto of the year.

In addition to “Not. Playing. Small.”, this is becoming my co-motto of the year.

Creating My Photo Wall - I Love Projects Like This!

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Birthday 34

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Thanks Nivi & Sunny, for a lovely birthday dinner! Love you!

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In my Uncle’s Hat. The Del. Coronado, CA.

In my Uncle’s Hat. The Del. Coronado, CA.

What a lovely place.
Taking a real and true break in wine country to celebrate my cousin’s 30th birthday. It’s gorgeous here.
Healdsburg, CA

What a lovely place.

Taking a real and true break in wine country to celebrate my cousin’s 30th birthday. It’s gorgeous here.

Healdsburg, CA

Happy Happy Happy 30th Nivi!! Love you!

April 2014 | Healdsburg, CA

Break

imagePortlock, Honolulu. HI


crouching in low
& open spaces

head.

knees.

shoulders.

arms.

torso.

movement.

Water.

breath.

wind.

air.

Feeling. happy. open. alive.


here

Life Audit 2014: Categories & Guiding Principles

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Guiding Principles:

(… all Paul… :)