But Not Today

Well this is a tricky time, yes? Let’s count a few ways… There are the holidays, which often come with a multitude of festive moments…and a multitude of non-festive moments. Think traffic, crowds, and, potentially, a few forced smiles around that carefully-set dinner table. There’s also…and let me say first that I am in nooooooo way entering into s...
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How to Deal with Your Whole Lotta Nothing

So recently life got kind of…funky. The schedule, the business, the personal stuff... …all funky. Work projects got all bunched together, with odd, quiet stretches in-between. Same thing with my writing projects. And travel. And personal engagements. And good books. The result? Clusters of weeks where life sped along at an almost chaotic pace. Which...
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When Life Laughs at Your Best Laid Plans

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won’t be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot of planning…or, as I lovingly called it, “Japlanning”…in the months leading up to the trip.  And that Japlanning paid off. Mostly. There were a few moments, however, when things didn’t quite go according ...
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What’s Up With Your Face

Recently a trainer at the gym handed me a super-heavy barbell and told me to lift it. Over my head, nonetheless. Intimidated, I dug deep. I closed my eyes, scrunched my cheeks, and tightened every muscle on my face. Just like this guy... Well...close enough. The barbell made it about halfway up before it just…stuck there. As I struggled to get it the rest...
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