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Uncouple and Stop Fighting with Your Past

One of my favorite Brit-coms is “Coupling,” a story about six characters and their past and present relationships with one another. If you’ve never seen an episode, the

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Too much attention to the dark past can cause us to miss the bright future in front of us.

American TV shows “Friends” and “Seinfeld” are similar.

Forming and ending relationships is a significant part of life. When a relationship ends, we must uncouple from our expectations about that relationship and from our dreams for our role in it. Jon Mertz, over at Thin Difference talks about living an unlife life. By that, he means leaving in the past those parts that need to stay there so that we can continue on our life’s journey. Uncoupling is necessary for us to continue on our own journey through life. Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes?

In August we had the privilege of producing a video about a school backpack charity event. What struck me most in watching this event unfold was the evidence of commitment. Sure, there’s the

commitment of the hundreds of volunteers who collect school items, pack school bags and distribute them. It pales in comparison to the commitment of the families who come to get the backpacks. Continue reading

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To Be, or Not To Be, Yourself

Do you find it easy to be yourself? Halloween is this week and I suspect you may be facing your own Shakespearean dilemma.

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The butler did it. He thrilled the kids with candy and with his creepy laugh.

Whether you should be spooky or silly, hero or bum, store-bought glitzy or home-made clever? The one thing you don’t want to do is to be yourself.

This year an estimated 41 million people will trick-or-treat, and spend $2.5 billion on costumes for adults, children and pets. (Yes, pets.) Each trickster or treater will haul home more than a pound of candy. Continue reading

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