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in other words

I’m all for seeing half-full glasses (or, heck, fuller than half). I’ve even written about the value in the Zen teaching that the glass is already broken. I talk in my book, The Best Advice So Far, about becoming a pro at finding the silver linings in every situation. But I wonder, no matter how…


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our gang

Today’s post is a tribute to some of my very favorite people in the world. But it’s a tribute with a point and a challenge for us all. In my writings, I talk a lot about the many interesting and cool people I meet day to day by taking positive social risks. Today, I want to tell you about a…


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and then there was

The power and wonder of personal creativity is as stunning to me today as ever.  Whether you view yourself as a creative person or not, you are creating all the time. Don’t believe me?  Read on. Now, please know that I realize that the babies we create are made out of “us,” who are in turn made…


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after the crash

When is the last time you royally screwed up?  I mean really made a full-blown mess of things? If you have a soul, the story that follows will make you cringe. Get comfortable. And then get ready to get uncomfortable. I’m embarrassed to recount it even now (I quite literally just shuddered…


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mercury

If the people who know you best were asked to compare you to something, what would they choose?  "I would say he/she is a lot like ____________." How would they fill in that blank? What analogy would they use? Why? I have the privilege of knowing and spending time with a young friend named Max,…