me in tuscany

5 life lessons in 37 years

Tomorrow I turn 37. And while the past few weeks been insanely full packing up our home, selling anything we don’t need, putting anything we’d like for the next year in backpacks, and then hanging out with friends, I’m still hoping to practice my annual ritual to celebrate another year of life: chill. My favorite (read more…)

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Weekend links

Why we humblebrag about being busy :: Harvard Business Review Mentoring Week :: SheLoves Magazine The importance of the glorious failure :: Allison Vesterfelt Somebody’s baby died :: Preston Yancey (as well as episode 3 of his podcast) How the rest of the world sees Ferguson :: Washington Post “The ultimate measure of a man (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 71 with Nish Weiseth

#71: Your (little) story matters

New podcast time! In this episode, I talk with my friend Nish Weiseth, founder and editor-in-chief of Deeper Story, a faith-based community blog about the power of story. We talk about why story matters, and that it’s not always the big, monumental epic adventures that change lives—our little, everyday stories matter. We also talk about (read more…)

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hony

Weekend links

I don’t normally have one link to share for our routine weekend links post, but with all the crazy going on worldwide lately, I felt like there’s one that deserves a bit of showcasing. If you follow one Facebook page, let it be Humans of New York. Or, HONY. (There’s also a website, too. And (read more…)

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Selling vs. renting our house: how we knew the right choice (for us)

Along with a little ticket purchase last week, this summer has been a bit monumental for our family: we also sold our house. Yep, this house. We weren’t sure what we were going to do with the pad when we hit the skies for a year, but once we returned from our spring book tour (read more…)

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