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When We Pretend It’s All Perfect

You post pictures on Facebook and Instagram with captions that illustrate your flawless life. You post about your wonderful spouse. You post about how #grateful you are. You post about how easy grad school is or how much you love traveling for your job. You share how simple the transition from two kids to three kids has been---and how well they behave and how much they sleep. You post about the fun places...
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My Thankfuls on Thanksgiving

Part of my beautiful family - my parents, our puppy Flash Gordon, and, of course, Pearl.

This has been quite a year.

Looking back, I see how I launched into January 1, 2017, with all of my typical gusto and naivete, assuming this was the year I would finally discover just how the Dalai Lama does 't all that wonderful cheery smiling tire out his cheek muscles?

Now here we are, one month and a day...
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How Gratitude Can Transform Us and The World

Although the Thanksgiving holiday serves as a good reminder for us to pause and count our blessings, the truth is that gratitude represents an attitude and actions that we can seek to cultivate every day of the year. In addition to improving our relationships with others, expressing our thanks offers many other benefits.

Some quotes and thoughts about gratitude:

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” (William Arthur Ward)

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Personal Thoughts on Completing the Cycle

MentorCONNECT. To me, you will always be a gleam in your founder's eye.

This week, something big happened.

Something I created, built, lavished with love and care (not to mention most of my time and cash) and then parted ways with - the better to give it the freedom to grow on its own - grew in a way I wasn't expecting.

Specifically, back in 2009, I founded a nonprofit organization called MentorCONNECT. We had...
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