Monthly Archives: August 2011

How Photography Helps Me Live Better

We’re constantly told to keep things in perspective, to maintain perspective, as if there is one true way in which to view the world and our lives in it. I think that’s dangerously limiting. Holding tight to perspective can prevent … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Running from Irene

This past week did not turn out at all as expected and included not one, but two natural disasters. And yet it was a perfectly wonderful week. Go figure. I started my week still in New York City, reviewing a … Continue reading

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7 Things I Love About Living in an RV

Living in an RV was never the dream. The towable home was merely a means to an end, a necessary adjustment for a family of four that wanted to travel although they didn’t have a hefty savings with which to … Continue reading

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Inspired by a New York City Street Musician to Live from the Heart

We heard his drums on the Literary Walk in Central Park last week. They were strong and soulful, seducing attention in a city filled with noise and attention-seekers. He smiled as he played, even before we dropped a dollar in … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Week 2 in New York City

Last week we were still in New York City, a gift I will forever be grateful for no matter where this trip or this life takes us. Two weeks in New York City is truly a luxury, and not just … Continue reading

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Are Gratitude and Worthiness Conflicting Values?

Not all values are created equal. Or rather, not all values  have equal importance in our lives. But how can we tell which ones matter most to us – and what do we do if there’s a conflict? How do … Continue reading

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What It’s Really Like Living on the Road

I had the strangest encounter in San Diego earlier this month while attending BlogHer. On more than one occasion, a blogger who had been following my family’s cross-country road trip pulled me aside, lowered her voice, and asked, “so tell … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: New York City

I believe that the search for happiness is, mostly, an internal pursuit. It’s less about the world around you and more about the way you see yourself inside that world. But that belief was challenged mightily this week. This week, … Continue reading

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You, Me, and Bizzy Hit the Road

A few weeks before I was supposed to hit the road in the RV, I got an interesting DM from a woman named Emily. It went something along the lines of: “I think our company is a perfect match for … Continue reading

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Surrender

I have been waiting for this stop, this city, for a year – since the last time I was here. New York City. It is, to date, my favorite place in the world. And I am sick. I want to … Continue reading

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