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Turning Your Question Into Your Quest (Part I of Finding Your Allies)

Once you’ve “claimed your weird” as we’ve just discussed in our last series on How to Find Your Onlyness, it’s possible to feel all alone. The story of Ruth Ackerman shows how she went searching for her “tribe” from an unusual source: Benjamin Franklin” and found a way to be deeply connected. *** It began,  More

Warriors Who Dare

What Is It You Are Curious About?

Last night, I participated in an event at “the Family“, a startup incubator based in Paris, which is aiming to form an “unfair advantage” for startups in France. A “revolution” of sorts, by bottoms up actions. One question I was asked was what I’ve learned in my 20+ year career of working with some of  More

Mindful Work by David Gelles

Mindful Work

A reporter I’ve admired for a while is David Gelles. Then someone was kind enough to introduce us, and I learned of his practice of mindfulness. He’s got a new book coming out on Mindful work, and I wanted to get his take on how this practice can help us navigate the social era, powerfully.  More

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What Does It Feel To Be Bill Murray?

In Vulture, Bill Murray answers the question of what it feels to be him: “I think if I’m gonna answer that question, because it is a hard question, I’d like to suggest that we all answer that question right now, while I’m talking. I’ll continue. Believe me, I won’t shut up. I have a microphone.  More

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And The Hint Goes To….

Last week, we recapped the recent conversation that’s been taking place about finding your Onlyness and introduced an exciting giveaway from Hint. So many of you have piped in — emailing, commenting, tweeting — to share your stories about your paths to identifying your Onlyness. Adam Pratt told us about how valuable it’s been to  More

Intersections of Compassion

Intersections of Compassion

In recent weeks, we’ve been exploring a question that many of us grapple with: How do I actually go about finding my purpose, my meaning .. My Onlyness? Understanding why Onlyness matters is one thing; identifying your Onlyness–or what Meryl Streep calls “the weird thing about you”–is another. There’s no magical formula for discovering your Onlyess:  More