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I've created a tumblr site to easily post daily images and entries about my 365 Release project beyond the first year. You can check it out here if you want to explore the years following my first year of the project in ...

Continuing the Practice

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My TED Talk is available online through the official TEDx Youtube site here or right here: Please view and and share it as far and wide as possible so that we can get the word out to the world! Thank you everyone for ...

YK Hong TED Talk: How Having Nothing is Having Everything

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Recently I gave a TED Talk (see link for information on this inspiring and riveting site) entitled, "How Having Nothing is Having Everything". I spoke about my 365 Release project of letting go of one thing a day for 365 ...

TED TALK on 365 Release

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Sisters. I have two. There is no one like them. There is no relationship like that of sisters, and there is something extremely special about being 3 sisters together. I have an enormous chosen family and community of ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 365

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Tomorrow is the last day of this practice of non-attachment. I have let go of 364 things to at least 364 people/organizations so far, and tomorrow will be my final release. This project has changed not only my home, ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 364

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One of the criteria I set for myself in this practice was to give each item to a specific person instead of following an impulse to just throw things away. When I think of the people I am releasing each object to, I try to ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 361

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I love dance and I love to dance. Those are two separate things for me. I love watching dance performances. I spend the vast majority of my money on food and dance performances. I admire and respect the human capacity to ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 360

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As I was deep in the Narnia of my linen closet, looking for my wall paint to touch up some spots, I found a contraption I bought shortly after I moved to New York, 8 years ago. It's a storage device to keep your ironing ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 359

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I have 8 days remaining of this project of non-attachment. My life has changed because of it. Yesterday, my younger sister said she had a pile of stuff to give me and it made me cringe a little. This practice has made it ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 358

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In connection with Day 355 and Day 330, where I talk about more kinky matters, today I found rope I kept for multifarious purposes, but because of its silkiness, I preferred using it for bondage. I have, because of my ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 357

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I remember staring at my hands when I was a kid and noting how my hands always looked like those of an adult. Several life experiences have inevitably led me to grow even stronger hands, colored with a rich history, over the ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 356

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I have a black leather belt. It never fit me nor has it ever been used to hold up one's pants. I bought it long ago for the specific purpose of the sound it makes when you fold it in half and snap it. When you're already ...

YK Hong’s 365 Release: Day 355

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