Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Happy Halloween Guide to having a sane Christmas

They’re at it already: it’s Halloween, sunny and 75 where I am, and this morning my newspaper was full of Christmas ads. I’m all in favor of the spirit of Christmas. Peace on earth, goodwill to man—bring it on, the … Continue reading

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Five simple steps to making your dreams come true

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about big dreams. Dreams are important—they can give us direction and hope, something to work toward. If you don’t know what you want to do, check out that post for a few … Continue reading

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How to ditch your worst excuse and start getting things done

Do you have a hard time getting things done, or even started? Do you give yourself a lot of excuses for why? I do. It’s come to my attention that I have a lot of excuses for why I don’t/ … Continue reading

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Cynicism and changing the world

Yesterday’s post generated some really great discussion about optimism. This is a subject with a lot of strong opinions! Most people wrote very thoughtful and interesting insights, but what struck me was the tone of scorn in a few of … Continue reading

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How to become an optimist (and how to use pessimism to your advantage)

Apparently, at some point in my life, I “learned” that it’s safer to expect things to turn out badly. Then you’re always either right or pleasantly surprised, right? Well, yes, but that’s a bit limiting. The thing is, if you … Continue reading

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How to find your passion

Do you ever wonder what you’re really doing here on this planet, or more accurately, what you’re supposed to be doing? Do you envy the people who just seem to know, and are already doing what they’re clearly meant to … Continue reading

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Big Dreams

I like my job, but I think it just made it onto my to-quit list. Continue reading

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