“Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.” – Marcus Aurelius An excellent reminder for me this time of year – it’s the smallest things that bring the most joy. Every year, when we decorate for Christmas, the placement of “Santa Egg” brings on much discussion. Santa Egg is a…
Creating New Holiday Traditions – What’s the Right Ratio?
As a parent, I know that traditions are an important part of holiday celebrations for one’s children. This year, when we learned that it would be just our immediate family for Thanksgiving, Mr. People Equation and I discussed a way for us to create a new family tradition. How could we honor this uniquely American…
Matchbooks and Memories
When you see this photo, what comes to mind? Cigarettes? Camp fires? Birthday cakes? Do you even recognize what this is? We were at a pumpkin-carving party and needed to light our completed Jack-o’-Lanterns. The party hostess rummaged in a drawer and found this book of matches. Immediately, Mr….
Are Your Career Choices Courageous or Cautious?
I was talking career choices the other day with a colleague whom I’ve known for 22 years. He has worked for the same company for the past 25 years. My job history has been more fluid – the past 22 years have seen me in a combination of corporate gigs and self-employment. My friend said…
Living a Life of Depth
Is yours a well-lived life?