Business and Life: Trends

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The Truth?

“If you don’t have the experience of something you’re not at liberty to write about it.” Do you agree? Can I tell if I’m telling my truth? Am I writing for an audience that I’m trying to impress? Am I trying to impress you right now? Here’s what I want you to know: I struggle […]

Travel List: Stuff to Leave at Home

Wait… there’s lots of stuff to leave at home. This is a different list. Best news: It’s short. Fear Habits Anger Judgment/criticism Impatience Myth of control Expectations Vanity Unnecessaries Colds, flus, bugs Preconceptions Work and worries Frowns Aches and pains Finicky eating Oh, and towel elephants can be left at home, too, even if they’re […]

Best Travel List

If you pack these items you will always have a good time, wherever you go, in any season of the year. A sense of humor Curiosity Patience A sense of direction Reliable systems Sleep Something to read Something to write in and with Bravery Presence A positive attitude Snacks Your memory Listening skills Openness The […]

Skipping Out

Off Season Craving fresh air, we head to the beach on a particularly fine winter day in Southern California. We do not go often, and yet we live within a 30-minute drive. The beach this day is gloriously empty. The best part about the ocean is that she doesn’t change much. She’s so rare. And […]


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers I think I get it! Prolific+creative+passionate+learning+ +consistency+visible+ persistent= Lots of VERY COOL followers and fellow bloggers. THANKS to CRISTIAN MIHAI for posting!

10 Two-Letter Words

“If it is to be it is up to me.” ~ Senator Cory Booker   I heard the quote while listening to ‘On Being’ with Krista Tippet’s Podcast . Go for it!


  Hello! Raise your hand if you want to be better at conversations. Great. Me, too. So here’s a TED talk with 11 million (!) views. What’s one of the secrets? LISTENING   Another? Be brief. So I’m going to do that. Enjoy!