☕️ THE MAIN THING An idea blossoms in your head. An itch you want to scratch. A potential something that could take you in a new direction. Perhaps you’ve got this exciting new project. But you’ve never done anything like it before, and oh my goodness, it feels like you’re way out there on a

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☕️ THE MAIN THING I first learned about open loops while reading David Allen’s popular Getting Things Done. Instantly, I understood one of the major sources of my stress. Open loops, as Allen describes, are tasks, ideas, thoughts — anything really that’s “pulling our attention that doesn’t belong where it is, the way it is.”

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• • • • • Robert Pace is an avid sports fan and believes that sports play a strong role in life because it touches so many aspects of personal interactions and overall growth. Robert wrote a book about his experience with his mother, who had Alzheimer’s. He never thought he’d write a book about something so personal, but

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☕️ THE MAIN THING Someone asked me why midlifers like to say, “Be Bolder.” Why boldER… why the comparative form? Why can’t we just be? I can think of two reasons: One, for those who lived most of their lives playing it safe, following rules or other people’s expectations, the phrase “grow bolder” hits just

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☕️ THE MAIN THING Serena Williams announced her retirement from tennis after the 2022 US Open in a personal essay published in Vogue. The typical retirement announcement is full of happiness and “looking forward” and “I’m so excited to…” Serena’s was different in that she talked about how difficult this decision was for her. She

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• • • • • Gail Gensler is a lifestyle model and mother to an incredible 26-year-old woman. She is a brand ambassador and a blogger with a mission to change the narrative around aging through fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Gail decided to raise her voice and represent her demographic in the fitness apparel industry when she saw

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☕️ THE MAIN THING We want to trust people. And we certainly want to be trustworthy. But what exactly is trust? And how do we know whether it’s safe to trust? In his book, “The Thin Book of Trust”, Charles Feltman defines trust as: “choosing to risk making something you value vulnerable to another person’s

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☕️ THE MAIN THING A book I’m currently reading challenges me. It is asking me to suspend my disbelief and fight the urge to look for evidence of its veracity from past experiences. I may just end up throwing the dang book at the wall, TBH. But for now, I read a few pages every

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• • • • • Josh Blatt wanted to call himself ‘athletical’  — but it’s not a word so he settled for this: a self-proclaimed intellect with a passion for all things musical, political, mechanical, and athletic. He is a drummer who still plays and enjoys live music, gets carried away too much in political debates, and enjoys working

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