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It’s not you. It’s me.

“All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.”  — Dalai Lama _____________________________________________________ “He ate the last one, and he knows they’re my favorite!” “What do you mean it’s sold out? You just don’t want me to have one.” “I know he cut me


Rainy Afternoon

   The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The second best thing to do on a rainy day is… nothing.   This past Sunday was just such a day.  The heavens opened up and let loose, pouring more water down upon us than I

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Confessions of a post-it note addict

  Some days I think I single-handedly keep 3M in business. I’m one of those list-making people.  I make lists for EVERYTHING. I have them EVERYWHERE.  In my bag, on the kitchen table, on the refrigerator, on the front door.  On my desk, the coffee table and on my nightstand. There’s probably not a flat


Nope. Didn’t need to know that.

  This morning I went to the dentist.  I’ve been seeing the same dentist since I was five and the staff there has always been great, so I don’t actually mind going. Well, I didn’t mind going until today. Promptly at 9am I was greeted by my hygienist and escorted back to the chair, and

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Open doors

Isn’t it amazing how much one person can affect the life of another, and not even know it? Back when I was in high school, I was one of those kids who never really felt like they belonged. The town I lived in felt too constraining, too small to hold all of my dreams and ambitions.


How I Cheated Death (in 10 easy steps)

  Today I’m taking a break from my normal posts about creativity and business to wax poetic about my newfound homeowner skills — I replaced a garbage disposal! Yeah, I know, I know… This probably rates a grandiose “so what” for the average person, but this was my first try ever with a repair of


Down the Rabbit Hole: 5 Lessons

  When’s the last time you read Alice In Wonderland? Probably when you were a kid, right? (Or maybe you just caught the Disney version, but I won’t tell. It’ll be our secret.) It’s full of crazy characters and impossible stories that children just love. But it also holds some really good life lessons for


Are all your company’s oars in the water?

  If they’re not, you’re not alone. It’s quite a common problem, especially for small businesses in the process of growth. When you first started the business, it was probably with a handful of people who you picked because they shared your vison, and everyone was pretty tuned-in to the common mission. You only had



  When you think of stories, what comes to mind? Children’s fairytales? Hollywood blockbusters? Both are examples of it. But do you know how important stories really are to us as a species? The art of storytelling has been around literally as long as we have. Humans are a storytelling animal – it’s hardwired into