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The Mysterious Workings of Life

Life works in quite the mysterious way. Sometimes we cross paths with people that we have not seen in a decade or so and it seems like that particular connection was meant to have been severed in the first place for us to realize something: not good, nor bad (but something). That long-awaited interaction was meant to… Continue reading The Mysterious Workings of Life

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Packing Tips: How to Pack The Right Way

Let’s be real. Do you suffer from mild travel anxiety at the thought of packing? I know I do!  I have probably been on more than 150+ flights, which in comparison to most business travelers is not much, but it’s quite different when you’re traveling someplace for pleasure. Now, when you need to pack your… Continue reading Packing Tips: How to Pack The Right Way

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LYFT Confessions: The Guy from Juvie, Mexican Grandma and The Girl Who Needed Her Insulin 

Now, did a small part of me stereotype and judge that one from a lower socioeconomic strata will not be tipping me. Yes, of course! Am I proud of that? Not so much. At the end of our ride she pulled out a $5 as would my own grandmother and told me to make sure I buy myself a nice cup of coffee.

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Look Out For The Presence Of Wonder

How often do you walk without looking at what’s directly in front of you? In fact, how often do you look down?     Have you admired the trees? How their leaves fall? Fell?     What about the water that is around you with the same qualities within you?     What about the air you breathe?… Continue reading Look Out For The Presence Of Wonder

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A Quick (First Monday of the Year) Lesson On The Potential of your Mind 

One thing that was taught consistently at the Kopan Monastery during the 30 day retreat was the potential of the human mind. The ability to have direct control, in order to obtain joy and happiness, as well as, to cultivate positivity rather than the opposite is chosen every morning and every moment by humans.     … Continue reading A Quick (First Monday of the Year) Lesson On The Potential of your Mind 

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Listen to that Gut (especially during Mercury Retrograde)

Recently, I’ve had multiple moments where I’ve told myself “damn it, Armen, you should’ve listened closer to your intuition”. Just yesterday, I had planned a photo shoot at a very difficult place to get to in BCN. Something, at the start of the day told me that it is not the right day for this.… Continue reading Listen to that Gut (especially during Mercury Retrograde)

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Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

My head was tilted at a 45 degree angle towards the rear of the barber’s chair, while the freshly placed razor was all ready to do its deed. The Algerian man slightly brought my head closer to the headrest, feeling the tension in my body as he slid the razor in a northerly fashion from the bottom of… Continue reading Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It