Category: Great Stories

Fake it til you break it

Recently, I’ve taken on a lot of work that has me stretched between two levels of consciousness. There is the part of my life that I know pretty well and feel like I can control…and there’s the part that is completely foreign to me and in some cases, completely unknown. I hate it. Not the…
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(AUDIO) Paper Children: A Creative Collaboration

La Guardia Cross has a non-linear mind. It’s a joy to wander through it. Listen below, and visit his virtual baby shower— he’s going to be a first-time father in November.

My Answer to Sadness: Part 2

Depression is when anger at your current situation becomes guilt and powerlessness. Even though I’ve proposed an innovative and effective approach to depression, there’s a very straightforward way to crack open deep levels of sadness. Tell your story so that you win. Think about the story of the man and his injured son (here). This…
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6 Things Leaders Can Learn From The World Cup

1. True fans will follow you everywhere. I was watching the #ivorycoastvsjapan match and was amazed at how coordinated the fans were. They had a choreographed dance, shakers and costuming. This is an important game for the country. People knew that their “Elephants” needed their energy, so they came. The Ivory Coast did not disappoint.…
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Give In To Your Fear

Me and my mom are really close. No one really knows you like your mother. She’s seen me grow and evolve. She’s seen me succeed and she’s seen me fall miserably. Our relationship has grown past mother-daughter into friendship. As least, that’s the lie I try to tell myself. I figured out what a faker…
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Chasing planes: Why Your Dream Hasn’t Gotten Off the Ground

I pass an airport on a regular basis. I love watching the planes take off. My mother traveled constantly when I was growing up (many times taking me with her), and there was always a sense of adventure and possibility when we went to the airport. I got my first passport at 5, and when…
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The Empty Bottle

An Empty Shampoo Bottle

I was in the shower the other day. Well, I take a shower EVERY day, but on this particular day, my favorite hair product was almost finished. I felt a bit disappointed, and squirted only a little bit out. Now I’ve got a lot of hair, and that little dime-sized portion they talk about just…
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