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Lessons Learned from Rory Gilmore

Happy New Year friends! Megan and I have had a wonderful holiday season filled with friends, family, and Christmas cookies. Things are busy. But you guys know that, since you are busy too. In addition to our job jobs, I have been doing photography things and learning web development (slowly but surely), and Megan has

The Confidence Gap

I’ve been having a bit of an epiphany in the last several months.  I think it may have started with The Happiness Project, and several other work happenings have continued to spur it on, but I’ve been thinking a lot about how I live my day to day life, and how much my perception can

Autumn Musts

Last year I dropped the ball on fall.  There were quite a few things that I simply forgot to do that are really some of the things that make the season so special.  This year, I am not going to neglect any of them because I’m making a list and I’m sticking to it. One

A Healthy Dose of Perspective

So I have been meaning to write this post for the past few weeks but as is customary in my imperfect world, I am just now getting around to it.  There are lots of things that I love about traveling.  I love seeing beautiful buildings and landscapes, learning interesting things about history, and eating as

On the Importance of Words

One of my favorite quotes to come from the Harry Potter movies (and there are many) occurs towards the end of  The Deathly Hallows Part Two when Dumbledore and Harry meet in a dreamy King’s Cross Station.  They are discussing a significant decision Harry has to make and Dumbledore says, “Words are, in my not-so-humble

January Confessions

I have a little confession to make.  This time of year always makes me feel very tired and a little grumpy.  It could definitely be the crappy weather and my mourning the loss of holidays.  I totally realize that.  But I really think it is because of something else too.  Around this time of year,