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Is Stress the New Drug?

Ah, a relaxing night at home after a long day at work – running 75 mph at the office, putting out fires, deeming yourself a “Task Master.” Now would be the perfect opportunity to sit and think of absolutely nothing. Nothing? And then it hits… Continue reading

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Balance Yourself, Not Work and Life

Featured in the Huffingpost on February 19, 2012 I love my work. I mean I really LOVE my work. Do you? Are you creative and compelled to excel? Do you find happiness in relationships with your work-friends and colleagues? Do you … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Commitments to Yourself

So as 2012 began, I set the goal of exercising every day for 30 days straight. I called it my exercise “streak.” Today is Day #33. Continue reading

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Taking a Lesson from The Future

Change is hard, and people tend to fail at it often. Try small, safe experiments that move you in the direction of your ideal self. Be selective and deliberate about where you experiment. For example, if you are experimenting with voicing your opinions at meetings, try it out with your family around the dinner table first. Continue reading

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The Steve Jobs Phenomenon: 3 Steps to Bring Your Purpose to Work Everyday

He was great at computers, but clearly loved design and style. His passion for aesthetic in its most beautiful and practical application was and is inspiring. I can recall bringing home an iMac about 8 years ago and putting on the desk in my living room with it’s sleek, clean design—and thinking, “I want everything in my life to be that sleek, useful, brilliant.” Continue reading

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Falling to Pieces without Falling Apart

For adults, this kind of event could send us into a downward spiral of epic proportions. This is largely because, unlike this 12-year-old, adults have had years of additional “lessons” that train us to fear revealing any of our imperfections—especially in public. As we age, the messages can drown out our natural inclinations to carry on without skipping a beat after we fall down. So how can we, as adults, embody some of the grace that was manifest in this young gymnast? Continue reading

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How Social Media Has Improved My Relationships or 3 Tips to Appease the Haters

So, this is for Alex (and Dave): An open letter to my beloved friends (or random confirmed haters), written in complete sentences, to help you understand me, my phone, and our relationship. May we meet in the middle. Continue reading

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Stepping Up–Leading and Caring through Crises

There is something in us—as members of society—that wants to share the burden when we see true human suffering.We set aside our allegiances and our political differences. There is definitely something in us that resonates compassionately when confronted with tragedy. So, if you are feeling deeply for the people of Japan, or for those fighting for freedom in Libya, or for the women of Congo—it is time to do something. Step up, step out, gather your courage, and do something. Continue reading

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