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A Life Well Lived

Fifty years ago, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest.  Today he's still an adventurer and and avid environmentalist.  He was the first full-time employee of REI, and retired as President and CEO after 25 years with the company. He has a couple of things to say. And we're all ears.   "Being out on the edge, with everything at risk, is where you learn and grow the most." - Jim Whittaker           Above Video:  A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest from Eric Becker on Vimeo. [Read more]

Pale Blue Dot

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast, cosmic arena,”  said Carl Sagan in his now famous speech to Cornell University Graduates in 1994, “Our post...
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10 Ways Science Proves Mindfulness Can Change Your Life

science and mindfulness Mindfulness Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice that has been practiced for thousands of years, and despite it’s solid reputation to improve quality of lif...
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The Coffinmaker and The Final Resting Place

green coffin maker The idea that one’s life work should be fulfilling and meaningful is part of many people’s modern-day deliberations.  This beautiful short film speaks to tha...
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How Roland Rolls by Jim Carrey


Over the past 20 years, Carrey has made us laugh with his block-buster comedic films (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, Liar, Liar and Bruce Almighty), provoked us with his serious ones (Man on the Moon, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and enchanted us with his family fare (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mr. Popper's Penguins.) In his latest project, Carrey entertains, enlightens and inspires with "How Roland Rolls."   It is a small, simple book [Read More]

Tiny Time Machines


 Stealing Time Back by Garni Sohrabian. once upon a time, before clocks told the time not yet tomorrow, after yesterday the time is now, the day today the clockmaker made a big noisy clock strange it was and said tick tock tick tock the time bandit, one noisy day heard so much noise he could not play he broke the clock to be free and made it look like infinity Garni Sohrabian started a shoe company with a friend right after college. It grew into into nineteen countries and everyone [Read More]

Take the plunge, marry yourself. Proclaim that you are fabulous!


Go on, take the plunge! Marry someone who completely deserves your unconditional love... yourself! Glad.is friends and all-round wonderful human beings Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers, want to spread more love in the world, and have set out to get people to “take the plunge and marry yourself.” Having conducted a number of self-weddings, this husband and wife team are out to grow this idea in as many ways as possible. They see the self-wedding idea as a movement that spreads happiness. [Read More]

Book Review: Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being


Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being is a beautiful little spiral bound book with an accompanying CD created by the Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. This is one of several routines I have been doing everyday for the past five years. It is so simple to do that I even do it when I am on vacation or I am a bit under the weather. Some people are under the misconception that being mindful means sitting quiet and still with focused [Read More]

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