A Choice That Changed My Life

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.” –Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister Tell us the story of a time that you changed the course you might have followed because you made a choice, a decision, an act of …

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An Idea That Changed Me

“Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes Tell me about a time you were introduced to an idea that opened up your life or changed your trajectory.

A Moment of Pure Acceptance

“There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.” –Elizabeth J. Canham If you have ever had a moment in your life when you accepted yourself this deeply, tell us about it.

My Body

“Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.” –Gabrielle Roth Answer one of the following questions: • …

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My Happiness

“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think should. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…we are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muted, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices …

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A Time Life Showed Me I Wasn’t in Control

“When we’re young, we think these things only happen to other people; as we get older, we realize we are those other people.” –Vladimir Nabokov Tell me about a time this was true in your life.

When It Was Too Late

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” –Colette, French novelist and memoirist What did you realize about your life only when it was too late?

The Gifts I Have to Offer

“Every single day, I get emails from aspiring writers asking my advice about how to become a writer, and here is the only advice I can give: Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — …

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Why I’m Here

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain Describe for me a moment when you realized something about the deeper purpose of your life.

The Conversation I’m Avoiding

“The courageous conversation is the one you don’t want to have.” –David Whyte Tell me about a conversation you don’t want to have. What is it you need to say but are afraid to say? Then tell me whether or not you think you’ll ever have this conversation and why.

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