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The Road Trip to Inspiration

Is your well of creativity running dry? Get in the car In my experience, there is nothing that both relaxes and unleashes the imagination like settling in for a long car ride. Not a commute, not a schlepp to a…

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Change Your Focus, Change Your World

What you pay attention to forms your experience. For this month, I’ve set myself a challenge I’m calling Radical Gratitude: to discover something that sparks my joy (‘scuse me, Marie Kondo), or my wonder, and especially my appreciation, and share…

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To the School Bully’s Mom:

Here’s what I wish I could say. Your son arrived for the first week of school, wearing sharp new clothes and spotless sneakers, looking at least two inches taller than he’d been in June. As I do with all the…

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Are You Wasting Enough Time?

The Radical Magic of Laziness There is a poem that haunts me: Lying in A Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota by James Wright. It’s only thirteen lines long, and the last one kills me every time:…

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Standing Firm

Taking steps is easy, standing still is hard. So goes a portion of the lyrics of Regina Spektor’s haunting theme song “You’ve Got Time” from the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. I’m not in prison, I’m in…

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