Rockstar Status: Upgrading from Novice to Vegan Yogi

No, I’m not going vegan. I ate fried chicken last night! I also went to a bar on a weeknight for the first time since August 2015. The adventure felt like stepping into a familiar pair of sneakers – perfectly contoured to my footprint, while recognizing they went out of style 5 years ago. My rockstar status…

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What to do with an abundance of information?

“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among…

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How life changes when you become a Happiness Engineer

Slamming the door behind you at 7:30 AM, knowing you’re running late because that 40 minute commute just turned into a 50 minute commute…sound familiar? That was my life until almost two years ago. Roll out of bed at 7:10, press the coffee button, hurricane around my 600 square feet for 15 minutes and flee…

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You should probably call your mom.

“It’s 13 degrees in Chicago today.” Mom sits in the recliner with her cup of coffee, catching up on the most important items on her agenda – including the weather in a city 800 miles away. Out the window, the January Virginia drizzle seems to make even the inside feel damp. My sister has no idea,…

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Wherever you’re going

Moon River, wider than a mile I’m crossing you in style some day You dream maker You heart-breaker Wherever you’re going I’m going your way Two drifters off to see the world There’s such a lot of world to see We’re after the same rainbow’s end Waitin’ round the bend My Huckleberry friend Moon River…

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