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Hi, it’s me… your 12 year old self. Remember me?

Dear Adult Self (fill in your name), Hi, it’s me… your 12 year old self. Remember me? I know you’re super busy and all but I’m the one who used to run til my lungs were on fire when we played tag down at the field. Remember me? I used to throw my whole heart… Continue reading…

What on earth does the entelechy of a Giant Sequoia have to do with the entelechy of YOU? And what’s an entelechy anyway?

A 2000 year old tree. I stood at its foot, looked up and gawked. Literally. 2,000 years old, 300 feet tall and 2 million pounds. Not too shabby. Giant Sequoias—whole groves of them. They grow the equivalent of a full 60ft tree every year. Some of them have bark that’s 30 feet thick. And that’s… Continue reading…

Have you forgotten what it feels like to hop out of bed on a Saturday morning raring to go on some creative project you’ve got spread out all over the garage?

We all grow up with so many plans and schemes–ideas that delight us down to the tips of our toes. So many dreams. Seriously! Ask any group of 7 year olds and you’ll get an ear full–hopes and dreams for what’s right around the corner, hopes and dreams about what’s going to show up at… Continue reading…

What’s the dream? Why the heck does it matter? And more importantly, what should you do about it? (Part 1)

What’s the dream? What’s your dream? Seriously, I’m not kidding. In business. In play. In relationship. In family. What is it that you want more than anything else? When we were kids we knew the answer… Ask any kindergarten class and watch the hands fly up and the little bodies pop out of their seats.

When was the last time?… Read to the end because I have a gift for you.

Every day starts off with the best of intentions. Well, maybe not every day, but hopefully a good number of them. We’re no dummies—we’ve read the articles, we know the science. A calm and centered mind thrives. It creates the most incredible lives. But before we even get out the front door the laptop is… Continue reading…

Perennial happiness–happiness we can count on.

Looking for happiness in all the wrong places? Are you finding it, glimpsing it and then just as quickly losing it? There is no other place to grow happiness—to find it or manufacture it—than now. Now—that’s it. That is all we’ve got. The power of now, we hear about it, we read about it, we… Continue reading…

Don’t do it….

Stop! Don’t do it. Really. Seriously. Don’t! Don’t do it. Of course, it’s how we’re taught to do it. It’s engrained into the very fiber of our being. If you want something, go for it—that’s what we learned. Push, shove, climb, power through. Maybe we were taught to do it politely, ethically, even sensitively, but… Continue reading…

Don’t stop those bad habits–part 2.

So…. let’s continue talking about those bad habits. Actually, instead, let’s talk about good habits and making those stick. Never mind the bad habits. If you didn’t read my last post, click here http://www.balloontothemoon.com/blog/2014/01/02/dont-stop-your-bad-habits/ Pull out your list of “if I wasn’t ….. then I would be …..” And now it’s time to focus on… Continue reading…

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