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“I Help Strangers Fall In Love.”

That’s what I do for a living. MEA has a Method and, after 150 workshop cohorts experiencing it, we’ve found it’s damn consistent and effective.

“I Help Strangers Fall In Love.”
MEA

The Solution is So Obvious We Can’t See It.

It’s been said, "The best place to hide something is in plain sight." It’s why you can’t find your car keys. It’s why you occasionally forget how much you love your kids. It’s why you search for why you live here on earth.

The Solution is So Obvious We Can’t See It.
Society

Everything is Survivable Once You’ve Survived.

After swimming laps at my home last week on the Rising Circle Ranch, I sun-dried myself with my long, spindly legs dangling in the water taking in the quiet of the high desert of Santa Fe. I noticed hummingbirds and dragonflies darting around the pool, just like in Baja, as if they were distant cousins of the birds and insects I’ve befriended in the tropical climate of our Balinese-inspired home there. I took a few deep breaths and counted my blessings in the Land of Enchantment.

Everything is Survivable Once You’ve Survived.
Transformation

When Did My Definition of Fun Mutate from Yee-Haw to Ho-Hum?

Chip’s Note: Ang is one of my favorite Australians and I wrote about her early in my book, Learning to Love Midlife. She’s also a gifted writer so I hope you enjoy this musing of midlife fun.

When Did My Definition of Fun Mutate from Yee-Haw to Ho-Hum?
Guest Post
Lifestyle

Clay … a catalyst for re-awakening!

Chip’s Note: Cookie and my friendship is as ancient and enduring clay she writes about here. I love her dearly.

Clay … a catalyst for re-awakening!
Guest Post
Creativity

Are You Ready for Prep School?

The purpose of a “prep school” isn’t just to prepare a high schooler for college. It’s also to prepare an adolescent for modern adulthood. So, prep schools are meant to ease a normal life stage transition.

Are You Ready for Prep School?
MEA
Video

Curating Your Career So It Fits Your Lifestyle.

Last weekend, I ate at a few of my favorite restaurants outside Santa Fe, NM:

Curating Your Career So It Fits Your Lifestyle.
Lifestyle

Colleen Barrett, You Were My Role Model for a Modern Elder.

Thirty years ago, when I was a young, inept CEO of my boutique hotel company and we were about to take over our fourth San Francisco boutique hotel, I surmised that the only way Joie de Vivre could grow into a successful enterprise is if we invested in our culture. I defined culture as “what goes on around here when the boss is not around.” And, I realized as we grew the number of our hotels, I couldn’t be everywhere.

Colleen Barrett, You Were My Role Model for a Modern Elder.
Leadership

Entrepreneurs, You Can Turn Lemons into Lemonade.

I love the art of hospitality and the science of service. No hospitality business is perfect, so the fine art of service recovery is, in my not-so-humble opinion, one of the most valuable trait any hospitality leader can exhibit.

Entrepreneurs, You Can Turn Lemons into Lemonade.
Entrepreneurship

What Will You Memorialize Today?

“As much as I no longer cling so hard to the good things of life, when I begin to lose the use and pleasure of them, I come to view death with much less frightened eyes. When we are led by Nature’s hand down a gentle and virtually imperceptible slope, bit by bit, one step at a time, she rolls us into this wretched state and makes us familiar with it.” - Michel de Montaigne, sixteenth-century essayist

What Will You Memorialize Today?
Death
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