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Window Repair for Greater Happiness? Window Repair for Greater Happiness?

Window Repair for Greater Happiness?

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Life

One of my favorite blog posts by Gretchen Rubin (Happiness Project) is about identifying “broken windows” – seemingly minor signs of disorder or discontentment in our lives that can serve as warning signs or opportunities to examine what is really going on inside, you know, your feelings. She says fixing some of these things can […]

Morning: A Gratitude List Morning: A Gratitude List

Morning: A Gratitude List

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in Life

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  – Marcus Aurelius I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind […]

Drowning in Email?  “tips & scripts” that will make your life easier Drowning in Email? “tips & scripts” that will make your life easier

Drowning in Email? “tips & scripts” that will make your life easier

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Ideas, Life

One of my favorite guides is Alexandra Franzen. She “writes about how to be a better writer and a nicer human being.” Today my inbox included a gift from her that I would like to share with you. True to her own advice, when I asked if I could share her post on my blog, […]

Why do men lie about their age? Why do men lie about their age?

Why do men lie about their age?

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in Life

I’ve been writing a good deal about things I’ve learned, helpful tips etcetera. But this is one issue I know nothing about, and I’d love your perspective. I recently (briefly) dated a man that lied about his age. I met him online and yes, I know that it is common to fib about your age online. […]

Are you on the right path? A few clues. Are you on the right path? A few clues.

Are you on the right path? A few clues.

Posted on May 17, 2014 in Life

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. –Benjamin Franklin When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it’s a loss for you… it is a gift you have been given so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not […]

How to make tons of connections and come up with a million great ideas How to make tons of connections and come up with a million great ideas

How to make tons of connections and come up with a million great ideas

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Life, Stars

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager. ― Susan Sontag As long as I can remember I have collected stars. It did not occur to me that […]

Finding God in an Oklahoma City Garage Finding God in an Oklahoma City Garage

Finding God in an Oklahoma City Garage

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 in Life, Races

This morning I ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon. It’s part of a quest I am on this year to run 20 half marathons – nine of them in the remaining nine U.S. states I have not yet visited. This was an exponentially awesome decision on my part, because it crosses the things I love […]

Evidence of Life Evidence of Life

Evidence of Life

Posted on Apr 26, 2014 in Life

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. -Desmond Tutu I’m B-19. The number I’ve been assigned that dictates how and when I will board my Southwest flight. Standing in line, I’m observing how people are thoughtfully arranging themselves. “Excuse me, the older woman says showing the young man […]

How to stop feeling overwhelmed and channel your powers for good, not evil How to stop feeling overwhelmed and channel your powers for good, not evil

How to stop feeling overwhelmed and channel your powers for good, not evil

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Life

The bargain was this: Admit the anxiety as an essential part of yourself and in exchange that anxiety will be converted into energy, unstable but manageable. Stop with the self-flagellating and become yourself, with scars and tics.― Daniel Smith, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety Most humans have monkey minds from time to time; some […]

Stop networking. Stop networking.

Stop networking.

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Life

* this post recently appeared in Forth – check them out! Folk spend so much time trying to be connected to people because of who they are, what that relationship represents to them or what they think that person can do for them. Just give me people who I know in my heart know God personally. […]