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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 because she's preparing for Year Two of a cool program she founded. 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...

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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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A whole day invested in… ME

A whole day invested in… ME

Closing the office/stores for one whole day is worth millions of dollars, and that's what the best companies do. When I was at Starbucks, Howard Schultz closed stores for a day to invest in discussions on racial bias. McCann invests annually in the Day for Meaning,...

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To be passionate means to suffer! 

To be passionate means to suffer! 

Wait, what? Yep, "passionate" comes from the Latin, passio, which means to suffer. I had to sit with this for a moment, since I’m often described as “passionate.” But as I considered the things I’m passionate about, I realized that the definition held. It's true: I...

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