Love

Your Semi-Annual Reminder: You Are Enough

I was reading a near-future dystopian thriller yesterday (Cumulus by Eliot Peper) and a quote literally jumped off the screen and lodged in my brain: “Good leaders made themselves indispensable. Great leaders made themselves expendable.” This saying feels like a part of the kind of understated and constructive leadership I’ve been trying to cultivate, and …

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Life

Goals Before Bros

It’s an imperfect rhyme, and a tad sexist to boot, but it’s worth taking a moment to remember one of the principles of life: you are the reflection of those closest to you. Which means that you should look at the people you spend your time with, and every once in a while ask some …

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Practice

becoming better at compassion

The Whine of the Road Warrior Sounds like you’ve been travelling a lot lately. I feel like I should give you some Zen-based advice, like, we are all one, therefore you are always home. Or, identify the particular feeling of being home that you desire – like peace or familiarity – and then find another …

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Love

love should be witnessed

Real Friends Watch Calphalon Last night I served a very odd function: I was asked to be a “neutral observer” as two friends who are going through a divorce divided some of their property. The request was simple: watch them go through a list of items, mainly cookware, determining who would take what. If either of …

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