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12 Months in 40 Pictures

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller   This has been a year of extremes. Major milestones and profound joy seemed to weave between moments of struggle and even deep loss. Before I close the books on the year, I thought it […]

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5 Questions With Crazy Sexy Kris Carr

Kris Carr has been living a stunningly-good, joyful, connected, meaningful and vital life for more than a decade…with stage IV cancer.   That may be her later-in-life “origin story,” but it no longer defines her. Kris came into my orbit through a mutual friend a few years back. Her story immediately captivated me. More than […]

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Why We Gather

It’s late at night. You’re watching a movie… Deep in the jungle, maybe 100 years ago, a clearing emerges. Tropical grasses sway in a warm breeze. Intense green blends with a glistening sun and you can hear the faint sound of scampering creatures off in the dense woods. But, the field remains free of any semblance of […]

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Gone Too Soon: My Friend Scott

This is so hard to write. My friend, Scott Dinsmore, is dead. I will never see him again. Never hug him. Never talk to him. Never get freak-out emails at odd hours, share grandiose visions over way-too-big breakfasts, scheme global world benevolence, steal away with him and Leo in some random corner of San Francisco […]

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Should You Kill Your Darling?

Seriously, she said, you want me to kill the thing I’ve nearly died to create?!   It was a conversation I’d had before, and I will have again. Look, she said, I’ve been at this for five years. I’ve developed programs and products. I’ve built a brand. I’ve paid people to help me build it. […]

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Keep the Peace

We are so often driven by a profound desire to keep the peace. That, alone, is neither good nor bad. It’s the deeper motivator that determines whether it’s a sign of maturity, an abandonment of values, a descent into futility, a child of fear or the offspring of divine compassion. Next time you feel the […]

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Seriously, You Need This…

When was the last time you felt truly lit up?   When was the last time you felt surrounded by people who just GOT you, embraced you, loved and exalted you? When was the last time you stepped out of your daily grind, hit pause and stepped into a lush nature-meets-camp playground that served as […]

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The Power of Story: Chico’s Lament

Ponder this photo. Cool, right (if you’re on mobile and can’t see, here’s a link). Blown up giant on a wall, without anything else, you might well enjoy looking at it, just something about it. You might even want to buy a print. Now, sit back, I have a story to tell you… What if […]

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Safety or the Muse?

After more than 7 years of merciless touring that, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, led to bone-deep exhaustion, mega-band Mumford & Sons finally stepped away from the road. What they were about to step into is something nobody saw coming, including them…   A few months into their break, they came back together and start […]

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Don’t Create Content. Move People.

Content. It’ all the rage. Entire consultancies are being built around it. Creating it, distributing it, testing it, optimizing it, placing it, tracking it. Add in the word marketing and you’ve got not only a service, but a keynote. Lotta benefits to creating valuable, sticky, viral and engaging content. But, that word. Content. It almost […]

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