Happiness Before You

Some days I will search and search for “misplaced” sunglasses or keys or some such only to find the item right before my very eyes. I call the phenomenon “displacia”, an affliction caused by a crowded mind. The search for happiness is similar. We think […]

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Done, Not Perfect

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”   — Maya Angelou Beloved creativity. It can be an angel or a monster. It can haunt dreams – and fulfill them too. Many of my friends are what I term “Creatives”. They see […]

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That Special Kind of Crazy

If there is one thing I’ve learned as a creative professional, you must always nurture your special kind of crazy. I deal with business people. A lot. The ones who have been successful have never conformed. They’ve danced outside of the box – and sometimes […]

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Google Head

It was an innocent mistake. Really. And I swear I’m a good listener. Except when I’m not. At lunch the other day, my son was trying to explain the latest video game that has captured his attention. He mumbled something about Zombie Apocalypse, only I […]

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The Progress Principle

Being at a standstill can be the most frustrating experience for a recovering speedaholic like myself. Although I know there is power in slow, there are moments when setbacks make it feel like the world is going to end. Apparently, I am not alone in […]

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The Possibility in Imperfection

The other night I attended a Twitter party. For those of you unfamiliar with such things, it is a gathering on the microblogging social media platform Twitter to discuss a particular topic. This time we were a group of bloggers that convened on Twitter using […]

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Desperation in the Age of Plenty

It has been four years since the global recession grabbed hold of the world. It seems in the United States a lurking pessimism has undermined the once unshakable can-do spirit of a nation I’ll always consider home. Yet never before have we had the possibilities […]

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Regaining Your Sense of Wonder

If you have lost your sense of wonder, take a deep breath, close your eyes and remember the last time you had it. You might have to dig deeply to a place you haven’t visited in a while. It might span miles and years and […]

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The Value of Enchantment

My grandmother lived in a house she called The Enchanted Cottage. As a child, I considered it an enormous fairytale castle with secret passage ways (closets) and rooms that each had a name: the French Room, the Pretty Room, the Inn. She segmented her house […]

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Doing the Crazy

Not many people are talking about personal liberation these days. Maybe it’s because most of us feel trapped and think it’s a normal way of being. But I have news. It’s not. My friend recently called me to say she had lost her juicy, but […]

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