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Gratitude is my bullet-proof vest

“I wake up curious and every day I’m surprised by something. I try to recognize that surprise every day and say, “That’s a new gift that I got today that I didn’t even know about yesterday.”—Michael J. Fox I was thrilled to learn that Mike Birbiglia keeps a gratitude journal. The comedian whose recent film, […]

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Harry Potter, Carlos Santana and why it matters what you put into your crockpot

“Don’t wish for elephants unless you own a zoo.” —Muppet Babies I just returned from a fabulous press trip to Virginia and Washington D.C. I hiked beside the Potomac, visited two inspiring wineries, one of which was owned by former CIA spies and stayed in a brand new art hotel whose first guest (I missed […]

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