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Creating the life of purpose and play isn't about going it alone, slashing through virgin forests without compass or water bottle. Even if you think what you're trying to accomplish has never been done before. For one thing, it's bad for the environment. And, you're liable to get really damn thirsty. For another, there's a… Keep Reading

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Check out the following scenarios and tell me if any of them resonate alarmingly well with you: You only make phone calls from the car. Your meal often grows cold while you're finishing a text or email. You status-update and read news headlines while binge watching TV series. You buy your favorite Anthropologie blouse while… Keep Reading

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"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -- William Arthur Ward "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." -- Gilbert K. Chesterton "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments… Keep Reading

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For once, I planned ahead and wrote this week's article in advance. And then, shit happened. And it didn't make sense to publish something that referenced Paris without acknowledging the attacks that took place in this city a week ago. So I'll let you read that on another day, but not today. Today, the skies… Keep Reading

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Memory is a funny thing. I remember the first time I saw Michelangelo's David in Florence, Italy... The trip was down a very long hall of a large museum, past 10 or 12 other statues of his -- much more raw than the boy, gods emerging from rock, half-formed. I remember, too, that no one… Keep Reading