Ali Jafarian

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The Cost of Attachment

What’s the cost of attachment? This is a question came into direct focus for me with the recent passing of my dog, Raja. The experience of Raja passing was quite…

A Tribute to Raja Jafarian

We recently lost a special part of our family… Our 11 year old dog, Raja, passed peacefully in our bed around 3am on May 23rd, 2022. Gabrielle and I were…

Mountains, Rivers and the Cosmos

Are you climbing mountains, floating in the river, or existing in the cosmos? That question might sound like something a child would ask you.  In fact, I give full credit…

Business Systems – Balancing Chaos and Order

If you’ve studied the world of business and entrepreneurship you’ve probably heard the word “systems” used a few times. Every single business is built on various types of systems.  Many…

What is a Purpose Journey?

You may have heard this phrase before – “purpose journey.” At the time of this writing (May 2022) it’s very in focus for me. I’ve spent the last 12+ months…

Uncovering Your Lost Artist

We’re all born into this world as artists. This is one of the most beautiful parts of being human.  There is an artist in all of us.  Anything that requires…

How Humans Negotiate Reality

I heard a fascinating quote the other day that really made me think… “Words are simply a tool that humans use to negotiate reality.” I don’t recall where I heard…

2021 Retrospect

2021 was another beautiful year. There were plenty of challenges with pandemic era life, but plenty of rewards as well. It was a year that taught me a lot about…

Too Blessed To Be Stressed

My family and I had dinner at a local brewery recently.  The waiter was a friendly and vibrant young man who left a lasting impression on us. Amongst his many…


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