the dark side of setting goals.

You get up with goals, and you go to bed with broken promises. That person you want to be — you’ve sent her a thousand invitations, and she’s still not showing up to the party. The organized you. The disciplined …

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    Grab a free fun checklist (PDF) of practical simple & sacred stuff to do this month.   This post resonated with a lot of people a couple of weeks ago — get some free wallpaper featuring the main point …

stop watching the news and do this instead.

It’s been quite the week or two in our world, hasn’t it? Hurricanes, earthquakes, missiles, riots, bombings, and endless, endless politics. The news is so heavy. But even a brief look at history will tell you that it’s not the …

the one question you must face to live well.

Here’s something I’d have bet the winning PowerBall ticket that I’d never, ever say, and certainly not in public, and most definitely not in writing. But here goes nothing: As far as weight goes, I am heavier than I’ve ever …

no one gets your life but you.

For years (and quite possibly even last Tuesday), I tried to explain my life to other people. I wanted friends, family, co-workers, the cashier, and the mailman to understand how busy I was, or how difficult this or that experience …

the day my story went off script.

I sat in a wheelchair in my parents’ house, weak and recovering from the sudden respiratory failure that had nearly taken my life and the life of my firstborn son. I had imagined myself as the best of parents — …

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