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Fear + Excitement = Winning Combo

A COUPLE years ago, Melissa and I were walking through a village in Belize on our way to breakfast. While talking about where we planned to go hiking that day, Melissa pointed out that the trails were behind a place that offered a zip lining tour through the jungle. "What do ...

Do You Trust Yourself?

THE WEATHER has taken a serious turn here in New England. The days are brisk and I can already smell winter in the air. In fact, it's raining right now and I spy small, while flakes scattered in the mix. With the fall back of daylight saving time coming up, ...

What Is Your Why?

I HAD a doctor's appointment today - the first one I've had locally since I moved a year ago. I knew it was something I needed to do but kept putting it off telling myself the doctors here won't be as good as the ones back home, that I wasn't ...

Let Fear Be Your Creative Partner

My love affair with the written word started when I was just 13 years old. My eighth-grade English teacher aptly named Dr. Devine, had a way of sharing his knowledge and passion for the language that he made me swoon for words the way other students felt about their crushes. On ...

Are You Scared? Good.

I finish writing the email to my editor and attach my manuscript. My mouse hovers over "send". Here we go, kiddo. Click the button. Go ahead. You can do it. It's just the first draft. It's not the condition of the draft that scares me. It's what sending this represents. It's ...

The Right Way To React To Tragedy

Keep Orlando in your thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers are useless. Call your representative and demand stricter gun laws. This isn't about gun control. This is about terrorism. Yeah, terrorism and guns. No civilian should have access to a rifle of that magnitude. He was a terrorist. He was an anti-LGBT monster. He was radicalized. He was ...

What’s Your “Yeah, but…”?

Is there something you dream of doing that you've convinced yourself isn't possible? What if you're wrong? Two of my clients were recently featured in a New York Times column about going after their dream of a living location independent lifestyle despite owning a business that needs running and responsibilities that ...

Let’s Make Love Louder

Hate and anger seem to be commanding the stage these days. The presidential race in the United States is a shit show. People on opposite sides of the fence are raging. They're throwing insults and punches. They're sparking more violence. More anger. More hate. Extremists around the world are killing innocent ...

Spiritual Lessons from a Sprained Knee

I'm heading downstairs to get some breakfast when my left foot slides out in front of me while my right foot stays planted, resulting in a full-on split with my back leg twisted. Not knowing whether anything is broken, I take a couple deep breaths and pull my leg around to ...

News Flash: There’s No Such Thing as a “Fear of the Unknown”

How often do you play the What If... game? What if I take this job and hate it? What if I decide to move and regret it? What if I end up broke and homeless? What if I never fall in love? You'll often hear people talking about theirĀ fear of the unknown. Let's pause and ...

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