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love strategies

We have become so talented at manipulating relationships that we lose the joy of being chosen by another. When that ring is ultimately placed on the finger, it’s a passionless experience where we know we orchestrated events perfectly and now we have to live with our desired outcome.

By |May 21st, 2012|home, stories|0 Comments

opposite sides of the same coin

We’ve all had our share of successes and failures in life. Lately I’ve been thinking we spend way too much attention in society focusing on success. Everyone has an opinion and a formula for success; “10 steps to becoming successful” and “How to make millions in15 steps” sounds like familiar titles. It seems like there’s a formula and book for success on every website. And though I doubt a book touting “5 Ways to Certain Failure” would become a best seller, what I’ve realized is we do not spend enough time looking at failure and what we can learn from it. In fact, I’m fairly convinced that success and failure are opposite sides of the same coin, and contingent upon definition.

To effectively navigate failure and understand its component parts would be to create pathways for success. If I know what failure looks like and what sets up the circumstances for its inevitability […]

By |April 26th, 2012|home, stories|0 Comments

label crazy

Imagine sometime in the future, there is a government decree that we must all wear a label communicating who we are. Let's say the Director of Homeland Labels has assembled a list from which we must choose and in fact, others get to vote from that list. On Facebook, any friend can vote on our label and we must wear it throughout the day. It may sound absurd and yet in many ways we act like this already. We are label manufacturers. We look at someone, what they are wearing or the company they keep, study their body and attach a label to them. Is this part of our DNA or was it developed as a survival kill for urban dwellers?

By |April 3rd, 2012|home, stories|1 Comment

the prodigal friend

at what point do we turn our backs on friendship and when do we welcome the prodigal friend back with open arms.

By |February 29th, 2012|home, stories|1 Comment

to be or not to be?

Maybe when we face our darkest fears (most notably that of passing into the unknown) we are liberated and become free – to live.

By |February 15th, 2012|home, stories|1 Comment

love’s bite

Is the price we pay for love worth it?

By |February 7th, 2012|home, stories|1 Comment

why men run

Why is it that so many men can't sit still and be present? What does that mean for the person involved with them and what are their common characteristics?

By |January 17th, 2012|home, stories|2 Comments