The High Price for Words

The High Price for Words

I used to think words were expensive. It's hard to describe, but it felt like each time I spoke, it took something from me. Based on some crazy set of calculations I had in my head, It was cheaper for me to nod than to say the word 'yes'. The other day, I saw someone...

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Are You Trying to Be Too Nice?

Are You Trying to Be Too Nice?

The other day I was riding my bike to one of my favorite coffee shops. On the way, I reached a busy intersection. The cross street had the right of way, and there is a large, well-marked crosswalk that I could use. Since I was on my bike, I stopped at the stop sign to...

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Where Does Creativity Come From?

Where Does Creativity Come From?

It's Monday, and I'm just starting on the idea for this post. We like to have a draft of the post and newsletter done by now. Up until a few minutes ago, I wasn't sure what to write about. A few days ago, Beth and I were meeting with a good friend, and he asked where...

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What Looks Impossible Isn’t

What Looks Impossible Isn’t

The other night on TV I witnessed the impossible. America's Got Talent is an American TV show that showcases artists performances. The judges and audience vote, and at the end of the season, someone wins. The winner this year was Kodi Lee. Kodi is blind and autistic....

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Isn’t it Obvious?

Isn’t it Obvious?

We say something is obvious when we can clearly see it. It's right in front of us. When something is obvious to us, we expect it to be obvious to others as well. "How can you not see it, it's so obvious?!" I've worked with several small businesses whose founders saw...

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Small Changes in Perspective Add Up Big

Small Changes in Perspective Add Up Big

When we made the sudden decision to move to Santa Cruz, it was a direct hit on many of my settled beliefs. My first reaction was to automatically say ‘no.’ The very next one was 'what about the money?' And the third one was 'what about all my friends?' Well, now that...

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Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

"Living in the moment" Sometimes I know what that means, and sometimes I have absolutely no clue. A cursory look on the internet of 'living in the moment' or 'living in the present,' brings all sorts of instructions and hints. But what does it really mean? How can you...

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Allowing and Accepting What Is

Allowing and Accepting What Is

I love living in Santa Cruz. I think it is because it feels so much more relaxed. There is a general vibe of openness and acceptance throughout the whole city. We moved here from a tony neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the vibe is completely different....

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When You Don’t Have Clarity

When You Don’t Have Clarity

When you have clarity, the world is your oyster. You know exactly what to do and why. Nothing gets in your way because you know you are going in the right direction. Obstacles and challenges are only temporary blimps. I’ve had clarity for many things in my life, like...

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How Do You Prioritize?

How Do You Prioritize?

We can’t do everything at the same time. We have to choose what we want to focus on and how we want to prioritize our attention. When we are at work, we prioritize things differently than when we are on vacation. When we are getting ready for bed, we have a completely...

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How Not to Ruin a Family Reunion

How Not to Ruin a Family Reunion

I had the most fantastic family reunion this past weekend. It's been decades in the making, so everyone was looking forward to catching up. Going fishing, catching boat wakes, and spending time together as a big group! The whole weekend 'fell into place,' but I submit...

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