The video Melanie sent me is of a college senior who got to play guitar with Bruce Springsteen. We deserve it daily. These
GPS for the Soul
It has been over 20 years since I heard those words, yet they still bring tears to my eyes. It was the moment I started to realize what being an adult meant. It was the moment I started to hear and care what others thought of me.
I spend almost all of my time and energy loving the shit out of my kids. Finding these little magic moments in ordinary days. Kissing dirty faces and being easy-going. And then I spend just a little bit of time wanting terribly to get away from them.
You feel like you've been through the washing machine at 6 a.m. and want to close your eyes so badly just when you're supposed to be starting your day.
This New Year, I challenge you not to create annual resolutions but instead to look to the next month. How do you want to be? What do you want to experience? What would make your heart sing? What do you need to do to bypass fear and live fully? Then 30 days from now, see how well you did. Celebrate your wins and make plans for how you can make the next 30 days even better!
Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.
Motherhood is a brave journey. It's always been this brave thing to raise another independent, pushing the limits, melt your heart at night, love them forever even when they drive you crazy, human. That's what you're doing. Even on those tired days.
I want my kids to remember that there were times when their mother looked them in the eye and smiled. And for me, this often means shutting my laptop, putting down my phone, taking a break from my my to-do list and just giving them time.
If you set aside just 30-60 minutes each day to paint something, before you know it, you would have a finished piece. You
Casting an Indie in Hollywood: Overweight Is Beautiful, But It's Not Easy to Convince Everyone That's True
One of my most interesting moments during the making of the romantic comedy Finding Joy was casting the character of Marshall, the overweight big brother in a marital crisis.
"Travel!" -- Verna Coomer Ott "Slice of pie, and no one hassling me." -- Genevieve S. Jenner "Family." -- Phil Bundy We were
I've reached an age when I fully believe that I've earned the right to follow my bliss, and I should be able to do it without fear of controversy or conflict.
The amazing Mike Walsh somehow manages to be an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to startups, supporter of several charities, and devoted husband and father to two boys. Oh, and he's working on a film/book project on the side. How does he do it?
As morbid as it may sound, it is good to think about death sometimes. It puts things in perspective. I remember a poem by
My mind raced darkly as I approached the car. I thought to myself, 'Dear God, if I just got a $40 parking ticket in order to get free samples of Fiber One cereal, shoot me now. I'm going to be so poor, I'll have to eat the Fiber One. Why me? Life is so freaking unfair I don't think I can bear another minute. I hate Fiber One.'
Virtually all twentysomethings are learning to find a way to manage your personal and financial lives and figure out not only what you want from life, but how to get it.