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Inspirational words

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Follow your curiosity

This just in: Stay curious

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Forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give and get

This just in: The power of forgiveness

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There’s something so hopeful about lights in the distance. Though they may be out of focus from where we are now, we can be confident that as we continue to move forward everything will become clear.

This just in: Lights in the distance

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I've been thinking a lot about purpose lately. Not only of finding it, but living it. Of the hard choices and sacrifices made to pursuit it. All of the bright shiny objects that try to distract us ...

This just in: What it takes to follow our purpose

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Yesterday I dipped one tiny toe into the whirling, swirling pool of buying real estate. A one-hour info session and I was already overwhelmed by all of the terms and considerations. So I did what I...

This just in: Managing the heavy task of home buying

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Like me, you might be in the midst of a transition. A change in job, city, relationship, or a new realization about the world and your place in it and the people around you. We know we're going to ...

This just in: Surviving in the In-between

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A friend of mine posted this link a few days ago. You plug in your name and it tells you the hidden meaning behind it. This was mine. Ha! No wonder I need to meditate daily.

This just in: What's in a name? This is what's in mine.

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"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France There is something so easy and natural about loving an animal. The first time I met Phin, I knew in an insta...

This just in: What it means to love an animal

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"Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise." ~Maya Angelou Last night I had a long talk with my friend, Sara, who is one of the mos...

This just in: The one word I want on my epitaph

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A few times in our lives, we get the chance to take the long shot, the shot that seems improbable and the one we really want. Often we think about the choice between the short shot, the one that's ...

This just in: Take the long shot

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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~Mahatma Gandhi This quote helped me understand why it's so important to love our work. If we're going to be happy ...

This just in: 3 things you need to be happy

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Yesterday I learned some tough lessons. I didn't cause them, but sadly I'm the only who has to deal with the fall out. Once I got over the initial shock of the reality, I had to quickly gain perspe...

This just in: Keep perspective while learning hard lessons

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I have a difficult time asking for help, though to make this move to D.C. I needed help in a number of areas. I let my vulnerability show. Certainly there were people who kicked me when I was down,...

"I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so f*ckin' heroic." ~George Carlin Plenty of businesses utilize biomimicry, the art of using nature's ...

This just in: Nature and George Carlin show us how to live our best lives

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I start every day with 10 minutes of meditation. I used to sit up in bed, close my eyes, and just focus on my breath. For the last couple days I've been trying something different—I remain lying do...

This just in: A new kind of meditation method based on storytelling

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How a 2nd dog helped Phineas beat separation anxiety

This just in: What we all need is a friend in the world - dogs included

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D.C. announces dates for the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival

This just in: D.C. announces dates for the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival

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You can't miss the beat in New York City because it's often hitting you right in the face. In D.C., there isn't so much a beat as there is a hum. It's low and steady. You have to listen more than y...

This just in: Catching the beat of D.C.

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“Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.” ~Criss Jami Our lives have both doubt and faith, especially in...

This just in: The best stories have these two things

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"Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." ~Hermann Hesse I woke up this morning with one pervasive thought—how very different my life w...

This just in: In stillness we can appreciate change

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This just in: It’s okay to wing it – a lesson from my first D.C. dinner party

This just in: It's okay to wing it - a lesson from my first D.C. dinner party

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One of the best things about starting my career in theater is that I got used to rejection very early on in my life. Now every once in a while I get disappointed, but in a few minutes (literally) I...

This just in: Don't let rejection stop you from writing and submitting your work

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"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours -- it is an amazing journey -- and ...

This just in: Your life is in your hands

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"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen

This just in: How to let the light in

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"After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." ~Philip Pullman My dog, Phin, is adjusting to our new apartment. Sometimes he gets some anxiety tha...

This just in: Anne Lamott and Brandon McMillan taught me another lesson about the power of stories

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