5 Practical Ways to Enter 2014 Stress-Free


Year's end. Now. Anticipation. A couple nights ago I finally decided to let my 1 year old dog Sputnik roam the house at night. The first night I left him like this: The following morning I woke up to this: He really did grasp the idea of the book: "Now is the Time." Certainly the …

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A simple request…


...Is not always so simple, is it? Too many of us grew up with and are still surrounded by a culture that glorifies success against all odds over the testimony of human survival... A culture that exalts greed and competition... Efficiency at the expense of joy... Strength in the face of vulnerability destroyed. The reality …

13 tips for living a purposeful life.


An acquaintance recently asked for 13 tidbits of advice to share with their daughter for her thirteenth birthday.  It was a wonderfully thoughtful gift, and as I sent the lengthy message, I realized these 13 tips are pretty universal, and decided to post them here. Enjoy! 1. You are more powerful than you’ll ever know. …

Growth: Let crumbling foundations clear the path for deeper roots.


This past weekend was quite a whirlwind, the culmination of a few weeks planning to celebrate the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela coincided with the unfolding of the trial of the George Zimmerman trial. Saturday evening on my way to a posh Beverly Hills restaurant to celebrate one of my best friend's milestone birthdays, the …