“Real isn't how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he … [Read more...] about REAL.
Central to the idea of beauty is the idea of growth. When we become better versions of ourselves, we help make those around us better as well.
The introduction to Step 9 needs to start with a story from my life, but it is a story that is hard to talk about, so I'll spare you the details. A year ago, I was caffeine-addicted, not exercising, and frankly, probably not spending enough time with my kids. Life was a … [Read more...] about Step Nine: Renew, or How To Find Your Fire When You Feel Lost
From the time most of us are very young, we are taught told that we are to be selfless. "Put other people first." Be polite. Don't offend. "Don't be selfish." Share your toys. Play well with others. Give. All good things--in moderation. Sometimes, along the way, some people take … [Read more...] about Step Seven: Choose To Say No
On a Saturday morning in November of 2010, I faced of an overflowing email inbox, a hand-scribbled to-do list, a pile of meeting notes, and a daunting holiday rush season in full swing. Overwhelmed and feeling disastrously disorganized, I needed a solution, and quickly. Without … [Read more...] about Announcing the Day Designer!