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Gandhi’s Glasses

Gandhi’s Glasses

Recently, I read about how a pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses were sold at auction for $340,000.  While I don’t have an opinion as to whether or not that’s the correct price for his actual glasses, I wondered what the value of his perspective would...

Meet Your Heroes

Meet Your Heroes

Conventional wisdom tells us we should never meet our heroes, because the only thing that’ll come from it is disappointment.   But I disagree.  I think we should meet our heroes because we’ll be disappointed, and that’s a good thing.   We all...

Live How You Want

Live How You Want

Are you living how you want?  Is your life the life that you want?  That’s a giant and potentially terrifying question and maybe the most important question you can ask yourself.   In order to live how you want, you need to ask yourself how you...

Chaos

Chaos

Complete disorder and confusion.  Behavior so unpredictable as to appear random.  The formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe.  2020. These are all definitions of chaos.  If we weren’t feeling swamped and a bit...

Where You At?

Where You At?

One my favorite words, arete, has no true English equivalent. It’s a Greek word whose meaning is close to “virtue” and whose definition is “what I can be, I must be.”  It speaks to a desire to realize our potential, to become the best possible version of...

Navigating Corona

Navigating Corona

Protection.   We need to start by thinking about keeping ourselves, our loved ones and those in our communities safe. Social distancing and staying at home are things we’re doing to flatten the curve, or more simply put, work to ensure we don’t all get...

Feeler VS Doer

Feeler VS Doer

Are you a creature of habit?  Someone who has routines? Someone who embraces structure and process?  Or are you not a systems person? Do you trust your gut? Do you act on feel and impulse?   While few things are truly binary, I like the...

It Doesn’t Matter, Move On

It Doesn’t Matter, Move On

What do you think about when you’re in the shower?  Recently, I recognized that all too often, my thoughts were about negative past experiences or times when I felt I’d been wronged.   This recognition, combined with my brother going through some...

A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

The Holidays are a magical time of year, full of family, gratitude, gifts and grown adults trying to ice skate for the first time.  All in all, I think the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is the best time of the year and I think it’s because we’re...

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