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The Best Advice For College Graduates

May 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments · global warming and climate change, work

What is the most meaningful work you have ever done? How happy did it make you — both then, and now, thinking back on it? Was it the work you had originally planned on doing? New York Times writer David Brooks points out in his excellent editorial today that some bad advice is being given [...]


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How I Succeeded In A New Year’s Resolution

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · community, relationships

Two years ago, on January 1st, 2009, my friend Colleen Kaleda and I spontaneously made a shared New Year’s resolution to tutor and befriend two African immigrant women (one apiece). We were clear we wanted to be of more service in our lives, and that we had enough time to do that. We shook hands [...]


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Diamond-Cut, Sustainable Marriage

July 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments · community, health & well being, lifestyle, relationships, sustainability

I am blessed to be in a happy marriage. My husband Thor and I share delight and trust in each other. But my life hasn’t  always been this way: I’m a survivor of two divorces, many more break-ups, and staggering amounts of emotional pain. I notice that things can change. Specifically, people can change. We [...]


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