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The Airplane Experiment: Role Reversal Gone Awry

Wouldn’t it be great if your boss had to spend a week doing your job?  Or your spouse had to take care of your jobs? When you’re feeling low, it’s…Read more

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    Why Trying To Make Your Children Happy Makes Everyone Miserable

Why Trying To Make Your Children Happy Makes Everyone Miserable

If you ask people what they want for their children, most will tell you that they just want their kids to grow up to be happy. As the hands-on portion…Read more

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    Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

I love my family. We were on a group tour recently. One of our fellow tour members, a woman we didn’t know prior to the trip, who had shared a…Read more

How to get over Facebook Envy

This is a story about how I ended up in a McDonald’s, in a bad part of LA eating a Happy Meal for Christmas lunch. It’s also a story about…Read more

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    Why Your Son-In-Law Will See You Naked, and 2 Other Life Truths

Why Your Son-In-Law Will See You Naked, and 2 Other Life Truths

It’s funny, you can observe what happens to your parents and relatives. But for some reason, you just don’t believe those circumstances will ever apply to you. As I contemplate…Read more

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    Gen Buy: Why Millennials Consider an Iphone A Basic Human Right

Gen Buy: Why Millennials Consider an Iphone A Basic Human Right

What dictates your spending? Your current economic circumstances? Or the lifestyle in which you were raised? I grew up as the eldest of four kids in a house that only…Read more

How to Navigate the Blurry Years of Work and Life

  The lines between work and home may be blurred, but make no mistake, the skills and mindset required in each venue remain distinctly different.   I've worked for myself,…Read more

Why Bosses And Teachers Have So Much Power Over Families

We talk about you at dinner. Almost every night, our spouse or child gives us a recap of your day. We hear about your moods, what you said or did,…Read more

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    Why Understanding the Back Story Helps You Solve the Problem

Why Understanding the Back Story Helps You Solve the Problem

Whose photo would you rather see on the news, the killer or the hero? Should we be deconstructing the life of a murderer? Or honoring the lives of the heroes?…Read more

Are Your Metaphors Ruining Your Relationships?

I admit it; I’m a language junkie. I believe that words matter. I was recently in a business situation that revealed how much our word choice can affect our relationships.…Read more

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    Why it’s Never Just One Thing (Even Though We Pretend Otherwise)

Why it’s Never Just One Thing (Even Though We Pretend Otherwise)

Life is complicated. We know this, but yet we always want to find the one thing. The one thing that made everything go wrong.  Or the one thing that will…Read more

Why I Want To Invent a Time Machine for Empathy

Do you ever wonder why other people act the way they do? I had an experience with a friend recently that revealed just how much of our backstory we bring…Read more

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    One Big Idea From Improv That Will Make You More Successful (And Stylish)

One Big Idea From Improv That Will Make You More Successful (And Stylish)

The first rule of improve is “Yes, and.” The “Yes, and” rule means don't negate or reject things; accept what you’re given and build on it. If you’re on stage…Read more

What Are The 10 Best Days Of Your Life?

If someone asked you to describe the 10 best days of your life, how would you answer? Most people start off listing the days their children were born, the day…Read more

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    2 Secrets to Being Perceived As Helpful Rather Than Critical

2 Secrets to Being Perceived As Helpful Rather Than Critical

Have you ever experienced any of these scenarios? You have an idea or project you’re excited about. You work on it. You share it with someone you care about, whereupon…Read more

How to Build a Great Relationship in 15 Minutes a Day

Good relationships – professional or personal – take time.  But you don’t have to spend endless hours to have a positive impact on someone.  Regular snippets of focused time add…Read more

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Why We Wish Away Happiness

What’s keeping you from happiness? If you’re like most people you can list the obstacles standing between you and bliss. We all want to be happy. When we’re not, we’re…Read more

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