Posts Tagged with "dreams"

New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

Monday, June 19, 2017

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New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

Last Thursday, Valerie and I packed up our little Honda and, with the dog curled up at my feet beneath the passenger seat, ventured north. Several hours and three ferry rides later, we arrived at our new home on our new island. Four friends were waiting for us in the road, holding a painted banner […]

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

Monday, March 13, 2017

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

This week, I’m sharing something from the mailbag: Hi Emilie, First of all I want to thank you for you work. You really opened a wide and beautiful world in front of me. The thing that is worrying me is that I do want to do a looooot of different things, but it seems like […]

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Is It Too Late for Me?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Is It Too Late for Me?

At some point, everyone worries if it’s too late. Time comes for us all. Our lives drip away at a constant rate of one second per second. This is – to put it mildly – slightly worrying. Worse, we can’t escape the realization that every choice we make forces us to leave all other paths untaken. […]

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The Major League Multipotentialite: How to Excel in Multiple Careers

Monday, October 12, 2015

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The Major League Multipotentialite: How to Excel in Multiple Careers

Do you ever find yourself looking around for multipod role models and coming up short? Sure, we hear about Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, and George Washington Carver, but what about someone we could meet today? What about an electrical engineer who was also a Major League baseball player who played on winning […]

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Oh Look, a Squirrel! How to Find Focus with an Easily Distracted Mind

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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Oh Look, a Squirrel! How to Find Focus with an Easily Distracted Mind

Note from Emilie: hi everyone, meet Brenda! Brenda is our second new Staff Writer at Puttylike, and this is her first post on the blog. Let’s all give her a warm welcome. (And enjoy this piece; I think you’re going to relate.) ** In my life, I experience a strange mix of being easily distracted and […]

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I GAVE A TED TALK LAST WEEKEND

Monday, April 20, 2015

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I GAVE A TED TALK LAST WEEKEND

For months I’ve had a secret that I’ve been aching to tell you. Last January I learned that I would be speaking at a Tedx event in Bend, Oregon. However, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement saying that I wouldn’t announce it publicly till the day of the event. That day was April 18, last […]

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

You know when you can feel your brain expanding at a rapid rate? Perhaps too rapid for comfort, certainly too rapid for any sustained periods of sleep. It’s how I imagine it would feel to sign up for some volunteer program in Africa. You leave the world you know so well, you’re on the plane […]

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I’m About to Embark on a Quest!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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I’m About to Embark on a Quest!

Quest. The word has been in my head a lot lately. It’s Chris Guillebeau’s fault really. I cannot put down his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. Having completed his own quest to travel to every country in the world by his 35th birthday, Chris set out to talk with other people who had embarked […]

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