Are You Authentic…or Just Annoying?

Mike Robbins recently gave a Tedx speech on the power of authenticity. Being authentic is not always easy, he says, but it is equally liberating when we attempt it with courage. Speaking your heartfelt truth gives other license to do the same. There is a […]

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Try, Try Again

Sometimes we fail. Miserably. But as Thomas Edison liked to say, at least you now know what doesn’t work. If at first you do not succeed, try, try again. It kinda makes for a richer life when you don’t let yourself feel beaten down. Onward […]

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Fear in Moderation

Fear is a tricky human emotion. It can paralyze you. It can keep you from your dreams. It can keep you small. It can also keep you safe. Fear can be your friend in just the right doses, but too much of it can kill […]

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The Storyteller

We all tell stories. Every day. Some of us get paid to do it. Others do not. But every one of us tells ourselves, and others, who we are through the way in which we move through the world. Oftentimes those stories couldn’t be farther […]

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The Timelessness of a Timepiece

Things surface at the strangest times. Ten years ago when I moved to Bavaria, my grandmother’s couch was delivered ten weeks after we arrived. It had gotten ‘lost’ according to the movers. By the time it finally landed in our house, it had travelled over […]

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The Catharsis of Movement

Even the Slow Movement implies movement of some kind. It may not boogie at the pace to which you are accustomed, but then again, that’s the whole point. Slow requires reflection, thought and deliberate choices. What better movement can you have than the actual process […]

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Of Broken Bones, Hearts and Dreams

In physics, energy is neither created nor destroyed. It simply changes form. In life, things change form all the time. Take my mama’s wrist, for instance. She broke it whilst trying to rescue a bullfrog from her pool recently. It changed form instantly, but it […]

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Living at the Pace of a Deep Breath

Summer invites Slow Living: the warmth, the cadence of the ocean waves, the sparkle of the water as you devour your favorite dish. It gives school children pause before entering the next grade; it gives adults an excuse to stand still for a moment. The […]

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Something to Laugh About

When was the last time you had a great good belly laugh? You know. The kind that makes your sides split. The type that scrunches your face and has you forget your troubles instantly? It is reported that the average adult laughs 17 times a […]

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