This Monday something extraordinary is happening – for a few minutes in the middle of the day, the moon will completely block out the sun.
We’ve had three Colombian exchange students staying with us for the better part of the summer. As their time with us is drawing to a close, I find myself becoming more and more nostalgic. I remember when they first arrived in our apartment. The first few mornings, I offered to drive them to work, just… Read More A call to let your heart expand
A long time ago, I read a story about a little boy and thousands of lost starfish. Some sort of tragedy had happened – I don’t remember what it was at this point – and countless starfish had been stranded on the beach. With no way to get back to the water, they were all… Read More Finding your starfish
As humans, we sometimes have a tendency to look to the future with more anticipation than we should. Don’t get me wrong, it’s wonderful to make plans and be excited about the future. What I’m talking about is more the “grass is always greener” syndrome. We think that things would be better, life would be… Read More Living in the miracle
Well, summer is definitely winding down. Most teachers are already back at school, and their students will be following them soon. While I will miss the lazy afternoons spent by the pool, I’m not too heartbroken, since fall is far and above my favorite season of the year. The change of season means it’s time… Read More Fall bucket list
Last week I wrote about hygge, a Danish concept that relates to the importance of having relaxed, easygoing time with friends. Of course it’s easy to just say that we should spend more time with friends. Putting it into practice, however, is a different matter entirely. How does one begin to create such relationships if they… Read More 9 ways to create hygge
I first met Solenne when she visited my French class in college. I was immediately drawn to her zest for life. She pursues new perspectives, experiences, and opportunities in a way that few people do. In this Story of Significance, she tells us about her experiences hitchhiking, meeting Kurdish guerrilla fighters, and more. Read on… Read More Solenne H: Be curious
The concept of hygge reminded me of a conversation I had with some French friends of mine. A married couple, they had found us through AirBnB, and ended up staying with us for about a week and a half. We had such a great time with them. Almost every night for a solid week, we ate… Read More Are you spending your life on the right things
Every now and then I come across a word in another language for which there is no English equivalent, but there should be. Once such word is hygge. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a way of living that the Danish people swear by. It focuses on friends, family, and appreciating the little things in life. Denmark is… Read More Hygge
Productivity coach and guru Michael Hyatt recently introduced me to a concept that he calls “the three brains.” Of course biologically humans only have one brain, but there are actually three different facets of our brains that are constantly at war with each other.