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Ground Hog’s Day Escape Plan

These days, with a bounty of coronavirus induced time on my hands, my wife and I linger more on our morning dog walks. With the arrival of spring in Minnesota nature is coming alive, oblivious...

Attention All Choices

Two weeks ago I had a plan. My future had an outline. I am a student in Michael and Amy Port’s Heroic Public Speaking grad school and I was scheduled to return to NYC in...

All Hands On Deck

There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, Margin Call, that rings true for these times. The movie is about the financial crisis of 2008 and how a math wiz at a financial...

How To Manage the Transitions of Your Day

Three months ago I got a Peloton bike. Overnight I went from a boring, 30 minute, mildly aerobic grind on an elliptical while listening to podcasts to getting my rear end handed to me by...

Why Don’t Humans Have Fur?

One night last week I was on my evening dog walk crunching along in the crisp, 10 degree, Minnesota snow. I sat down on a bench in a wooded area by a creek and stared...

How “Playing Actions” Can Brighten Our Lives

I want to become a better public speaker.  That seems weak. How about - I want to become a great public speaker. Better, but it still lacks serious commitment. Next up - I am going...

The 4 Hows of How To Practice Gratitude

In my last article, Why Gratitude Is A Superpower, I highlighted the power of gratitude through a story about a thank you note that my daughter Maya left me one morning. The note was simple,...

Are You Trying Too Hard When You Meditate?

Just do it. The Nike tagline is symbolic of the American ethos. Go after it, try your hardest, and if you fail, get up, dust off, and try again. I love the phrase. I have...

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