How to live

Grieving for normal.

There will never be business as usual. We will never go back to normal. We are all grieving for normal. If you thought you were going to turn the page on your calendar and have a fresh new start. Think again. Everything that has happened in 2020 and the unfathomable first week of 2021 has changed us. It has changed every...

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In a moment of crisis.

What values guide us collectively? What virtues guide our individual actions? What we need now is courage. Our words and actions tell the world what we value and shout our virtues. During much of the history-making events of the past several years (and especially today), this version of the Serenity Prayer reminds me to keep wisdom, courage, and calm within reach....

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Authenticity, happiness, and wine.

What does it mean to live an authentic life? From the existential perspective, the concept of authenticity describes the degree to which a person is acting in alignment with their beliefs and values. And if we are not happy, we most likely are not living an authentic life.  And if we are not continually working toward being more authentic, we will...

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