Topic: Minimalist

Recently, I complimented a stranger on an outfit she was wearing. It was as simple as "I just wanted to say how much I love your dress." The stranger practically broke into tears and said, "Thank you. You have no idea how much I needed to hear that today." 



It made me think back to an experience I had about a year ago when I'd told a cashier to "Have a nice day," as I always try to ...

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We all know that saying, "the early bird gets the worm." I've always been what you might call a morning person. Even when I try to "sleep in," I'm still rousing by 7:00 a.m.


Sunrise in Nevada. I was driving from Tahoe to SLC last week for a HH Meetup! It was amazing to watch the sun come up in the dessert/mountains.

In college and law school, I opted to wake up early, rather than ...

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My Dad ("Papa Herbivore") sent me this email on New Year's Eve last year. He had copied an article he found in the  Old Town Lackawanna County newspaper and sent it to me. Although the article was titled "How to Stay Young," I quickly realized this was good life advice in general. 



In a world where unsolicited advice runs rampant, I thought this — THIS is the basic, all-encompassing, short-and-sweet list of advice we all need. This is a ...

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Facebook said I had 718 friends. Thing is, I only accept requests from people I know well in real life — friends from high school or college, old coworkers, and so forth. I don't blindly accept requests from people I don't know because many of my family members value their privacy and are uncomfortable with my "public life."


One thing I love about Facebook, however, is how easy it is for me to stay connected with everyone. It doesn ...

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A few weeks ago, I gave this piece of advice to my friend:

"It's not fair to judge someone based on past actions they can't change. What matters is who they are now. We are not the worst things we ever did."


I met Derek* at the gym about 6 months ago. We were enrolled in the same fitness class and the instructor had paired us up a few times. Derek and I had made small talk (as ...

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