Podcast: Play in new window | Download I spent last week at the beach with my spouse. I enjoy sitting at the water’s edge as I read, write, contemplate and doze, but I’m not often in the water past my knees. When Matt takes his fishing pole out to the surf, ... Read More »
Podcast: Play in new window | Download I spent last week at the beach with my spouse. I enjoy sitting at the water’s edge as I read, write, contemplate an...
Everyone knows someone with cancer or another life-threatening illness, but few of us know how to talk about it. Researching my book, Live Full Throttle: Life ...
My odometer hasn’t turned over in eight weeks. Why? I’ve been blessed with a great deal of client work AND have been writing the first draft of my n...
Everyone knows someone with cancer or another life-threatening illness, but few of us know how to talk about it. Researching my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer, I interviewed more than 100 people who have faced one of life’s ultimate sinkholes. They told me stories about ... Read More »
My odometer hasn’t turned over in eight weeks. Why? I’ve been blessed with a great deal of client work AND have been writing the first draft of my new book, Life Lessons from the Road: Riding Deep into the Soul. The book needs to sit and steep for a few ... Read More »
Podcast: Play in new window | Download We took a road trip from Ohio every two or three years in our Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser to visit family in California. Hauling three kids some 3,000 miles in close quarters with a weak air conditioner might make the heartiest parent shudder, but not mine. Parents ... Read More »
July is prime family vacation and road trip season. I’m a people watcher, and since I am often alone on the road I get plenty of opportunities to observe families on vacation. Eavesdropping on conversations, I notice that the destination and the amount of money parents spend on their vacations has ... Read More »
I must’ve gotten too smug about downsizing to mindful minimalism. Living off the back of a motorcycle for weeks at a time taught me to embrace mindful minimalism— I even facilitate a Mindful Minimalism workshop—but I had no idea that the process of downsizing would take such a toll. Tamela, you silly goose, living ... Read More »
Do you find yourself growing weary of Facebook? Weary of the ever-changing privacy landscape? Yeah, me too. I’ve never hung out my shingle as a social media expert, but I am a member of Charlotte’s Social Media Club so that I can rub shoulders with those who are. Like a ... Read More »
I never set out to be a breast cancer advocate. Two years ago I was looking for a good cause to align with, as I set out on a cross-country motorcycle trip. When I asked people for suggestions, breast cancer of course came up, but it wasn’t my first choice ... Read More »
Since my involvement with breast cancer causes, I’ve become acutely aware of the commercialization of the disease. Looks like this filmmaker is ahead of me. I see that the film will be shown in Richmond, VA on 2/10/12. My mother-in-law, whose breast cancer metastasized into bone cancer, is buried there. I’m inclined ... Read More »
In the first of this three-post series I offered a sound file of Dan talking about the limits of rationality when devising and regulating public services. In the second, we explored how Treasury’s un-trustworthiness dealing with TARP and the financial meltdown has led to social anxiety and depression. While writing ... Read More »