The Possibility Box

What positive messages appeared to you today?

Tea with Einstein

One morning a few years ago, I stepped into Cocola bakery and patisserie at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, and doing so probably changed my life. That might sound like dramatic overstatement, but when you think about it,…

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A Worried Mother Walks Into a Bar…

I recently took a trip to NYC to attend the Writer’s Digest Conference in the hopes of pitching my book to dozens of agents. I was nervous from the moment I booked the trip, to the second I stepped on…

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Dream Chaser

I headed to a very expensive week long class in New Mexico, an investment in a new career direction. But of course, I had many second thoughts about it. I arrived and woke early the first morning so found a…

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Favorite Moments from the Grammys

This photo is obviously not from the Grammys. But don’t the glasses and jacket kinda remind you of Elton John? He was part of the 2013 Grammys. That’s a big stretch, I know. But it could take forever for me to…

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Best Advertisements with Positive Messages?

I appreciate it when companies weave inspiration into their marketing. Like this Oakley ad promoting “Peace in the Chaos,” spotted last summer at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Time is among our most precious resources. If you’re going to spend some of…

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Dealing with Negativity about Creativity

Recently during teatime with a friend, I was complaining about that tortuous phase of writing a book when boring qualities like self-discipline and determination come in handy. She made me laugh out loud by describing “The Life of a Project”…

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A Sign That We Shouldn’t Stress

My family and I were on a schedule, hurrying to leave the popular ski town of Truckee before everyone from nearby resorts tried to do the same. But first we needed to feed the kids, so we headed for a…

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Poster Guy for Possibilities

“If we are to teach our children to chase their dreams, we must also chase ours.” – Matt Hoggatt. Matt recently wrote those words in his blog post announcing that he has quit his job to pursue music full-time. Here’s why I’m…

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Here’s To Matt Hoggatt

To celebrate 2013 and its new possibilities, I would like to propose a toast. Because there’s a Jimmy Buffett connection, the toast might be best with a margarita, Boat Drink or virgin tropical-juice blend in a big fishbowl glass: Here’s…

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Prettiest Products with Positive Messages (Part 5)

Whatever I resolve to do in January, I often forget to do by February. Maybe this year, decorating the house with reminders of goals and dreams could make it easier to remember and prioritize them. Here and there around my…

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