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The Statement That’s Stuck in My Mind

Although it’s been a week filled with more than one inspiring moment, this sentence grabbed me by the heart and has not let go. During the Tony Awards, Ari’el Stachel from the musical, The Band’s Visit, directed his closing remark to “any kid that was watching,” and said: “. . . know that your biggest obstacle […]

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Do We Need to Get Serious About Our Play?

Do We Need to Get Serious About Our Play?

Summer is just around the corner! I’ll still share a thought each Thursday at 7 a.m., but sometimes it will be a quick “summer snippet,” like today’s column. This week’s inspiration comes from happiness expert Gretchen Rubin: Be serious about play. Although having fun sounds simple it isn’t. Think about how to shape your time […]

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Vacation Success: Three New Traditions

Vacation Success: Three New Traditions

We did it! All twelve of us adopted my suggested vacation mindset and wore our #EasilyPleased sunglasses over the holiday. We had a blast! We celebrated every milestone we could think of (graduation, new jobs, new cities, new life chapters, birthdays, and an engagement) with a “pull apart” cupcake cake that pleased everyone because it featured funfetti, […]

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