10 Hard Things to Remember When You Feel Like Giving Up

Once upon a time, a young man and woman met, gazed into each other’s eyes, kissed, and knew for certain that they were supposed to be together forever.  In the subsequent days, weeks and months everything fell into place just as they had anticipated.  He was perfect in her eyes, and she was perfect in his. Oh, it’s the majestic harmony of young love!  When two souls who barely know each other believe they know everything that they must know…

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5 “Notes to Self” About the Precious Little Time You Have Left

A Good Girl (Who Didn’t Make It) Alyssa was my best friend.  She was a talented musician, a graceful gymnast, a brilliant writer, and a deeply passionate human being.  She cared about people.  Love bled from every facet of her being.  When she spoke, her eyes were as sincere as her words.  And she always wanted to understand what was wrong so she could strive to make it better. But Alyssa woke up one day during her senior year in…

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How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed by Unimportant Things

by Dr. Samantha Brody, author of Overcoming Overwhelm “Be the type of person whose actions, words, and values always agree with one another.”—Marc & Angel I have been a fan of Marc & Angel and their work for ages.  In the summer of 2016 I found out they would be teaching a workshop in my hometown of Portland, Oregon at the World Domination Summit (a large-scale conference for creative types)… and I was too!  I would finally get to see…

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How Small People Create Massive, Life-Changing Results

Repression This morning, as I was relaxing at the water’s edge of Miami Beach, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation four teenage kids were having on the beach blankets next to me.  They were talking about making a positive difference in the world.  And it went something like this… “It’s impossible to make a difference unless you’re a huge corporation or someone with lots of money and power,” one of them said. “Yeah man,” another replied.  “My mom…

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