The Thing About Fear Is…

Day 11: #Trust30 Project These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have made giant leaps in my life, I have taken huge risks... Continue Reading →

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The Divine Idea Inside of Me

Day 10: #Trust30 Project Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson In most aspects of my life I do insist on being myself ad nauseam. As a matter of fact, I think we are living in a culture constantly insisting on itself--look at me, notice me, love me, objectify me, hate... Continue Reading →

Five Years

Day 7: #Trust30 Project There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Five years ago this summer, I started an entirely new chapter of my life when I accepted a job at Oprah.com. I left my job of seven... Continue Reading →

Come Alive

Day 6: #Trust30 Project Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Everyone defines their life in a different way. Every day the way we choose to live varies. There are certain actionable responsibilities that go along with daily business of living for all of us--paying your bills, taking your... Continue Reading →

Post-It Question

Day 4: #Trust30 Project That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do... Continue Reading →

One Strong Belief

Day 3: #Trust30 Project It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance Whether it's the little nudge... Continue Reading →

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