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Leading with Lollipops

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I recently watched what is now one of my all-time favorite TED talks. In a candid and funny six minutes, Drew Dudley shares how he once changed someone's life with a lollipop, without even realizing it until many years later when the young woman recounted the story to him. I love how he describes everyday [...]

On Getting Life Right

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I recently came across Anna Quindlen's Commencement Address at Villanova University, and just had to share. Isn't she spot on in this passage? So I suppose the best piece of advice I could give anyone is pretty simple: get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, [...]

He for She

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Have you seen Emma Watson’s recent speech to the UN about gender equality? It's worth the watch... Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, instead of two sets of opposing ideals. [...]

Animated Photos of Couples

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Photographer Jeffrey Lewis Bennett takes the most amazing photos of couples. The twist -- they're ever so slightly animated. I got lost in looking at all the beautiful shots. Here are a few of my favorites... {Photos via Jeffrey Lewis Bennet}

Staying Connected

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Let's talk for a moment about staying connected. We live in such a unique day and age in terms of travel, proximity and relationships. Many of my best girlfriends are women I don't even see more than a few lucky times per year, since we met at college in California and then moved to jobs [...]

On Volunteering

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At the start of every year, I make a list of all the things I want to accomplish in the coming months. This year, one of the things on my list was to find a volunteer project that I could become passionately involved in. There are so many wonderful organizations and causes out there, that [...]

Happy Birthday Mom

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Today is my mom’s birthday. Of all the things that I feel are really right in my life, great friends and my family are at the top of my list. My mom has been one of my best friends for as long as I can remember, way back to when I was wearing glasses that [...]

Your Top Five

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I recently saw this quote by author and entrepreneur John Rohn: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. And it stuck with me. Who would my five be? Who would yours? And if it's true, is that what I -- what you -- would wish to be true? [...]

Friday Find

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Hello everybody, happy Friday! Some weeks feel more like a right of passage to this day than others, don't they? This weekend, I'm going to dinner with a new friend, and to the movies with some oldies but goodies. Maybe even a hike or picnic if the weather is nice. What are you up to? [...]

The Curious Ones

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I came across this poem some time ago and love the way it describes 'The Curious Ones.' I know that I tend to be one of them, and most of the friends and people I gravitate towards are, too. To the ones who want the insides: Don't Fall In Love With The Curious One Don’t [...]