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Stop with the Brutal Honesty. 

Stop with the Brutal Honesty. 

I grew up in corporate hearing this phrase, and it was generally seen as a good thing. That's because Brutal Honesty signaled that someone was being candid, direct, helpful. However, I don’t thinks this is accurate; by definition, anything brutal isn’t helpful, it’s...

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3 things we can learn from water

3 things we can learn from water

Having moved to Los Angeles, I now find myself walking along gorgeous beaches, staring reflectively into blue-green ocean as the dogs scamper in the sand. The sound... the smells... the warm gritty sand and the cool, frothy waves... I've been thinking about 3 things...

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Torment lives between knowing and doing

Torment lives between knowing and doing

You know that frustrating, sludgy place? That one where you know what you need to do, should be doing... and yet you can't get yourself to move. The Greeks call this state of being, akrasia (“ah-CRAZE-ee-ah"). It's when we lack the will to do what we know we should be...

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Send your teen to China with us!

Send your teen to China with us!

I'm crazy proud of Laini (so not a Chinese tiger mom). See, after we did a service project in Guatamala last year and she discovered the concept of tour guides amidst the jaw-dropping artistry of Holy Week, my 14yr old decided to found a tour group. Because she felt...

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Find the FUN and leave a legacy!

Find the FUN and leave a legacy!

I'm going to miss the apartment where we lived for the last year. Not because of the awesome location right off 405 or huge closets. Rather, it's all about the community and legacy we got to leave behind. Wherever we live and for however long, do you know what? We can...

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The Sugar Cookie and the Strawberry

The Sugar Cookie and the Strawberry

I just read “Make Your Bed" by Admiral William H. McRaven, which he wrote after delivering an incredible commencement speech at the University of Texas (Austin) in 2014.  McRaven talked and wrote about the 10 lessons we can learn from the Navy SEALs, one of which...

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