Meaningful Change

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Becoming is incremental.

You don’t wake up one day and – BAM – you’re lost. Or – VOILA – enlightenment.

Meaningful change takes time and happens so slowly you can’t witness any one piece of it, like leaves turning from green to…

Digging in the Sand

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Let me know if this sounds familiar:

You have big ideas. You want to find more ways to reach more people, you want to introduce something new that will make things easier, you want to go in a different direction…

But then you have a job to do…

And you see th…

One Final To-Do

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To-do lists are crucial to getting things, done, particularly new things that we aren’t used to having in our brains. Those that use to-do lists know how it good it feels to make that cross-out or check that box. I’m one of them.

I made a daily to-do list …

Work in Progress

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People, like countries, like fine art, like inventions, are always a work in progress.

Even when we think we’ve got it all figured out, the world, in its ever-spinning practical joke, turns up something new for us, changes the weather, and we have to adapt.

It d…

Being Inspired is Hard

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All the books, all the podcasts, they’ll tell you the different ways you can improve, strategies to make yourself become truly alive. So much emphasis on striving, not settling for less than the moon and the rocket ship, when so many of us are just barely getti…

How to Solve Unsolvable Problems

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If you’re ever obsessing over a decision or trying to figure out the best solution to a problem, try this:

Chances are you’ve already explored every possible scenario with your conscious mind. Time to call in the big guns.

Step one: let go of the problem-so…

Money & Meaning

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Sitting in a hot tub with two kids, I asked them what they want to be. (I’m allowed to do that because it’s my job.)

One wanted to be a rockstar and restaurant owner at the same time. The other, the older of the two, wanted to make money by doing as little…

Happy to be Sick

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I have a little tickle in my throat, a wheeze in my breath, and I’m pretty stoked.

Here’s why.

Today’s been a down day full of defeated rants and negative self-talk. (Yes, even us die-hard optimists go there!) Things seem insurmountable, everything o…

Judging the Kids

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My daughter and her 2 friends each made a glass of lemonade, all different: one pink, one with ice and mint, one with a giant lemon wheel and some lost seeds at the bottom. (I couldn’t tell if the seeds were there on purpose.)

They came into the room, proud smi…

The Loop

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Does this happen to anyone else?

When I’m watching a movie on my phone that I shot myself, I tend to laugh in the same spots and in the same way as I did while filming the original video. The end result is an echo of myself, past and present.

I like that this hap…