The Russian Orphan

A few years ago, I worked at Anasazi Foundation, a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth. For a time, I helped a young woman who was adopted from Russia. She had lived a very hard life and, as a result, she did not believe that there was any such thing as God—or that there was any such thing as goodness,…

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Finding Happiness in Mordor

“Hey Seth! How are things in sunny California?” asked my friend on the phone. “Sunny California? We live in Mordor,” I answered, glumly looking out the window at a seemingly endless curtain of fog. For the fourth day in a row, the fog was hovering around our apartment in Daly City, a neighbor of San Francisco. To be fair, we…

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How "The Seven Paths" Met Berrett-Koehler

I’m proud to formally (and finally!) announce that  ANASAZI Foundation and Berrett-Koehler Publishers have joined hands to publish The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World, in August 2013.  Exciting, isn’t it? Well the story of how this all came about is just as exciting!  So, since I’m finishing up my internship at Berrett-Koehler Publishers, I thought…

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ANASAZI and WE

“You know, Seth,” my dad hesitated. “Maybe you should go to ANASAZI as a SinaguaWalker.” “What?” I said, frantically trying to read my dad’s mind. “It’s a program where people go to find themselves.” Find themselves, I sarcastically repeated to myself. I know that what that means. He’s not fooling me. I don’t need to go to any program to…

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