Fall Forward

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Today at 2:02 PM MST marks the first day of fall, commonly known as the Autumn Equinox. I love this time of year. Fall is my second favorite season (after spring). Today we usher in hand-knit sweaters with leggings, warm pumpkin spice lattes in front of cozy fires, and shorter days leading into longer nights.…

Oh The Places You’ll Go

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We're sitting up at the bar at Boulder Beer talking to a group of guys sitting across from us. About Vermont. About maple syrup. About where we're from. #OriginStories I point to J and say - "He's from Barre, Vermont" He surprises me by answering, "And she's from New Braunfels, Texas". A fact that isn't…

Would It Help?

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Naked, tangled limbs make it hard for me to get up in the morning. So I sleep in...and then I complain there aren't enough hours in the day. And so it goes. Which begs the question, would you rather be Billy Pilgrim or a Trafalmadorian? I think I've slept maybe three nights alone in the…

The Work Leads To The Work

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My friend George and his wife Stephie are two of the most incredible people I've ever known. George is a photographer. One of the best. But every time he takes my photo he looks at his camera and shakes his head. I do not photograph well. Stephie is an artist with natural beauty inside and out.…

Risk Not

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Sunday, I rode on the back of a motorcycle for the first time in 20 years. It was exhilarating and absolutely terrifying. My legs shook for hours afterwards. Risk. Life is filled with risk. In fact, sometimes it feels like life is about learning how to effectively manage risk. I felt disappointed tonight. I read…

What Happens When…

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Important things to know about me. I am terrible at feelings. Terrible at talking about how I feel. Terrible at knowing what to feel. And, if you put me on the spot and ask me how I feel about something...I'm likely to completely clam up - only to fall apart later. Most of the time,…

Some Things Happen. Some Things Don’t.

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Life is as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it. I think it was Shakespeare who said, "...for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so". More often than not, it is not the things that happen to us that cause us pain, anxiety, or discomfort - but…

Does Personality Change?

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Do you remember the Marshmallow Experiment? In the 1970's, Walter Mischel conducted an experiment at Stanford in delayed gratification. Children were given one marshmallow then told if they could wait 15 minutes to eat it, they would get a second marshmallow. The original thought behind the results of this study were that children who could…

Radical Forgiveness

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The first time I met Laura was in 2007 at Blogtoberfest San Marcos. Years later, we shared a bed at Tara Anderson's during the second StartupWeekend Boulder. This was back when Blackberry's were popular - and I remember laughing because we both slept with our Blackberry's under our pillows - on vibrate...so we wouldn't miss…