Are You Curious About Mindfulness?

Are you curious about mindfulness? Just finished week three of my latest round of MBSR coursework at Duke. If you recall, MBSR is a mindfulness training program meant to help people calm the hell down.  When I started this journey in 2017, I wanted to earn a coaching certificate and teach mindfulness to clients and…

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Cold and Flu Season

It’s cold and flu season. I know this firsthand because, out of nowhere, I’m sick. Again. For the second time in 2018. I don’t have a fever. I have all the other lovely symptoms that come with a cold. A dry cough, congestion, and lots of sneezing. Not that anybody asked, but I’m not happy…

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Why We Need Pay Transparency

Years ago, I took part in an online experiment called The BMI Project. Hosted by Kate Harding, she collected photos of real women and tried to show that the BMI is bullshit. Check out the slideshow. Kate and I were friends, and I shared my weight over dinner. I weighed 130 lbs, and she said,…

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Book Review: The Last Black Unicorn

I finished a book called “The Last Black Unicorn” by Tiffany Haddish. She’s a comedian who starred in Girls Trip, a hilarious movie I watched in an aisle seat in the bulkhead row on a first-class flight from Raleigh to Los Angeles. As people congregated in the aisle and waited for the toilet in the…

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How I Feel After a Keynote Speech: Manic

I’m off to Florida to deliver a keynote speech to people who own shipping and delivery companies.  The association put my photo on the cover of their conference brochure. They trust me to deliver a fabulous experience on Saturday morning. Am I nervous? No, not about the speech. While there’s always room for improvement, I…

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You Need a Summit

America and the Soviet Union were mortal enemies when I was a kid. Ronald Reagan was a good guy leading a fight against the entrenched powers of communism and Orwellianism. Mikhail Gorbachev was a monster and wanted us to die in a nuclear holocaust and stand in a long line for bread in milk. And…

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