The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie

The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie

I normally don’t include book reviews on the main page of Bleeding Espresso, but because I loved this book so much and because it does an amazing job of communicating principles such as mindfulness and living an authentic life, I just had to share it here as well.

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Arrivederci Summer, Bentornato Fall!

A warm adieu to a brutal summer and an even warmer welcome back to a long-lost friend, the fall.

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From Complex to Simple: How Mastering Change Brought About My Beautiful Life

This post by my carissima amica Diana Strinati Baur was originally published as the second half of her post about breaking up with her guru. But it needed a home all to itself.

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A Moment of Thanks: Losing Subscribers Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

The fact that we are gleaning advice and inspiration from each other as we each continue our individual journeys helps take the sting out of blog unsubscription notices. So thank you!

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The Importance of Owning Our Transitions

Don’t sit around waiting for someone to tell you it’s OK to make a transition in your life. No one can do that for you. We must own our transitions: Make the decision to change something in your life, and then give it your all to make it work, accepting the consequences no matter what.

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time.

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