Are You an Experience Junkie?

I would like to share a personal news with you that has been in the making (read: on my mind) for 20 years. As of this fall, I am a

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Is Space Boring?

When was the last time you exclaimed a genuine, happy “Wow!”? This is not a rhetorical question. Actually consider: when was the last time you said “wow!”? We crave to

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Stories We Tell

How did the summer go for you? It is difficult to answer this question meaningfully without both describing what happened– the trips, the projects, the get-togethers, the drinks, the wins,

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Why You Need a Drum Set

When our oldest son was a toddler, and grandparents asked whether we would like to get a mini drum set for him, we replied: “Yes, but only if we can

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Familiarity Without Contempt

Our youngest son is usually my buddy for the occasional “star walks”: we stroll through the park after dark, chat about life, look up at the stars to see which

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What will 2018 bring? (Or How to Be Your Own “Psychic”)

(There is some magic I would love for us to do together; please, see the fire-breathing dragon at the end.) I learned from Martha Beck that there are three types

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5 Gift Ideas for a Person Who Has “Everything”

(There is some magic I would love for us to do together; see the fire-breathing dragon at the end.) How do you choose a gift for a person who seems

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Have an Interesting Life

Thanksgiving time is a mixed bag. Culturally, this holiday prompts us to think of the positive things in our lives to be thankful for. Well, what if you’re not “feeling

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Time to Catch Up

I know you’ve been through a lot this summer. I was privileged to hear many of your collective stories. As a group… You’ve traveled. You’ve worked more while your kids

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Spacing Out vs. Being Present

Being present is a prominent theme these days in most workshops on leadership, parenting, and personal development. I’m all for being present, as it can improve your life dramatically, because

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