Make New Holiday Memories

Does your family yearn for something new to do when a holiday rolls around? Are you tired of buying into the "buying" mentality that seems to accompany holidays in the U.S.? Today's Idea Machine focus is on ways to create new family memories on days when you want to spend time doing something fun without, as Claudia Altucher puts it, "following the herd." I decided to emphasize St. Patrick's … [Read more...]

10 Lines That Resonate: Idea Machine, Day 23

I was in for a surprise when I swiped the "page" in my Kindle to Day 23 of Claudia Altucher's book, Become an Idea Machine. The prompt: List 10 lines or phrases from a book, movie, or conversation that "left you wondering" and explain why. That's a bit of a paraphrase, but it's how I've interpreted the prompt for today. The reason today's hard is because: I read a lot, often highlighting … [Read more...]

Epiphany: The Power of Action

An epiphany refers to a striking breakthrough or or manifestation or “enlightening realization” that enables someone to more deeply understand a problem or situation. Epiphanies usually come after much thought, study, deep consideration of the problem. For some time, I’ve been grappling with issues about where to best focus my efforts to fulfill my purpose. I’ve had inklings, over the years. In … [Read more...]