Category Archives: My Pursuit

Me, Myself, and My Money Issues

I have never had an easy relationship with money. When I was a kid and my family was very poor, I thought of little more than how much it sucked to have so little of it. When I was a … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Girlfriends in Memphis

Memphis, they say, is the birthplace of rock n’ roll, soul, and dry ribs barbecue. It’s where Elvis lived and Martin Luther King, Jr. died. There are endless sights to see and foods to eat, but we didn’t come for … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Where my Heart Is

I went to New York City this week for a couple days to attend a writing conference. The content was useful and the conversations meaningful. I got to spend a night in a suite at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park and … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Living with Less

Someone asked me recently to share some of the specific benefits of “living like this.” Her family was considering taking a similar trip and wanted to know what they might be in for. The thing is, there is no one … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Homesick Edition

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for us. We said goodbye to friends in Pittsburgh, discovered the hidden beauty of Hocking Hills, Ohio, met up with family in central Indiana, then said goodbye to family through … Continue reading

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One More Thing I Will Not Beat Myself Up About

I was hoping to have some really great news to share with you today. We’ve spent the last week exchanging emails and phone calls with producers for a daytime talk show, producers who were interested in having us bring the … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Shooting Blind

As I mentioned in a previous post, I went to Albuquerque, New Mexico last week to experience the 40th Annual International Balloon Fiesta. For nine days, hundreds of hot air balloons gather in one place to participate in balloon races … Continue reading

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The Downside of Travel: Saying Goodbye to Great Strangers

One of the best things about travel is meeting new people. It is also one of the hardest. I’ve spent the last three days in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a press trip, a PR-driven tour of a city meant to … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as a Tipping Point

“What made you decide to start this pursuit of happiness?” It’s a simple question, one I should expect from interviewers by now, but when I was asked it this week I was left without a response. Perhaps it was the … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Art in Grand Rapids

The music thumped off the smooth walls and wood floors, the echoes of the lead singer softened only by the throng of bodies flooding the wide hallways. The Crane Wives were rocking out, but the local band wasn’t what had … Continue reading

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