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Amazing Commencement Speeches

Graduation season – it’s where some of the smartest and most accomplished minds return to college campuses to inspire the youngest crop of graduates as they head into the real world. But you don’t need to be 22 to be inspired; these roadmaps can help give new perspectives and ideas to anyone with an open mind and willingness to change....

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I Exercised for 30 Days!!

I write this from an indoor water park in South Dakota. It’s day 4 of our cross country family road trip. Between packing up 8 years of our lives, saying our goodbyes, driving, hiking, seeing friends, driving, working and more driving, I’m mentally and physically tapped out. This month (and other different circumstances) it would have been acceptable for me...

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The End of the No Shopping Challenge

Last week, several people sent me this story about a British woman, Michlle McGagh, who bought nothing for an entire year. By her estimates, she saved $23,000. She wrote: “Although I had no debt, my bank statements (when I bothered to look at them) were littered with unnecessary spending. When I did brace myself and look at my statements I was aghast at how...

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The No Shopping Challenge: Days 1-10

This is a no shopping challenge update. To read part 1, of the challenge, click here. Day 1. I accidentally shatter my Chemex glass coffee maker. I have to buy a new one, I think to myself. There’s no way I’ll survive a month without it. An hour later I watch my husband improvise with filters and an oversized water bottle. My sister lends me a dripper, and...

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30 TED Talks to Educate, Inspire, and Entertain

TED talks are short talks given by some of the most interesting and successful leaders in technology, entertainment, and design offering new ideas, and perspective – all in under 20 minutes. Here are 30 that I recommend: Try something new for 30 days, Matt Cutts Inside the mind of a master procrastinator, Tim Urban The surprising habits of original thinkers, Adam...

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Stop playing the victim and take control of your life

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t complain, criticize, blame, gossip or compare ourselves to other people. I certainly struggle with it. I’ll take 30 minutes to journal or meditate only to hop in the car to grab my daughter from kindergarten and silently (ok fine, not so silently) curse everyone in the pickup line who doesn’t understand the...