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Clutter’s Secret Messages

Here in the northeast USA, the sun is finally shining and the temperatures have risen above 60 degrees. I've got my windows open to air out the stale winter-ness that has been hanging around for far too long. I love feeling the breeze come in and the movement it creates in my house. ...

The Road to Peace Is Lined with Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful thing. The more you're in touch with all there is to be grateful for in your life, the more likely you are to experience joy on a regular basis. You've probably heard the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, where you write three or five things you're grateful ...

Are You Operating from Love or Fear?

By now, I'm sure you've heard about Governor Mike Pence signing the "Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act" into law last week, and the strong, negative reaction that decision is getting from private citizens, companies, organizations, and even entire states. Many see it as a thinly-veiled way of legalizing discrimination, giving business owners the ...

Time for Some Tough Love?

Halle-freakin'-lujah, the sun is out today and it's a balmy 40 degrees F. Little Kerri is entirely fed up with winter and she wants consistent, springtime temperatures. Stat. We've had an historically cold and snowy winter here in New England this year. Our first real storm of the season dumped about ...

Celebrate All Parts of You

My wife, Melissa, has always loathed the question, "What do you do?" She thinks it's a lazy and uninteresting conversation starter. As someone who has no desire to define herself by her job, she'd much rather talk about her hobbies or what gets her fired up in life. I used to ...

The Power of the Adjustment Period

When I left for the airport a couple of weeks ago, the car said that it was one degree outside. Seven hours later when I arrived in Belize, it was 90 degrees with 85% humidity. My body nearly went into shock, the difference was so extreme. It took me about three or ...

Tap Away Your Resistance

I’m writing this on a plane heading back home after a truly magical vacation in Belize. Prior to my departure (typical of anytime I’m getting ready to fly somewhere), my anxiety kicks up. I’m quite a nervous flyer, mostly in anticipation. As someone who takes comfort in being in control, ...

A New Take on Valentine’s Day

According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the average amount spent on a Valentine's Day gift is $142. Whether on flowers, jewelry, candy, or clothing, I wonder how many of these items end up in the trash (dead flowers aren't very romantic), down the drain (candy only lasts so ...

Share the Love

As a child, I can remember my friends wanting to be adopted by my parents. Despite the mayhem of seven kids running around, and my parents figuring out, day-by-day, how to manage such a large brood, our home was a welcoming haven for all. Mom has always had an open door ...