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Finding Calm in the Crazy

September 12, 2014

in Life Lessons

My life has been crazy this year. I planned a wedding, got married, launched a new blogazine, and merged two houses into one a couple of weeks before the wedding. And that was all in the first five months of the year. I went on to have the four younger kids here for a month, […]

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Fun. That’s the new project in my OmniFocus task management system. It might seem sad that I had to add a project to have fun, but it’s a way to ensure fun activities don’t become lost in a sea of business and personal responsibilities. The goal is to have even more fun than I do […]

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Five days. That is what is in the way of me seeing Mumford and Sons in concert. A special night early in dating Sean, I shared the band with him. He fell in love. With me and the band, but probably the band first. Mumford has a special significance for us, and we can’t wait […]

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When my children grow up, I want them to be _____________________. Reading that sentence, many will fill in the blank with a doctor, lawyer, teacher, my successor in the family business, or some other profession. Me? I fill it in with one word: Happy. This can’t be surprising to regular readers since I write about […]

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“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~Ben Franklin This quote was the opening for a documentary entitled Happy that I recently watched, and it was the premise of the film. It was a fascinating look at what is the most sought after emotion. Some […]

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One of the three tenets of Naked Girl in a Dress is happiness, which is why it is written about here often. I have touched upon topics of gratitude, embracing change, optimism, forgiveness, happiness being a choice, and more. While there have been little happiness nuggets spread throughout this site, I thought it would be […]

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