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The Big Picture—What Stargazing Reveals About Our Lives

“Stargazing”

When humans look at the night sky, we feel wonder. A collective curiosity to better understand what’s out there. So, with telescopes, we try to pull the stars and planets to us.

It makes sense, right? The closer we get to something, the more we can learn about it and appreciate it.

So why does life seem to work in the opposite way? Why is it that the more we zoom in on life, the more easily we can let it pass unappreciated? Read more

How to Excuse Your Biggest Excuse with Just Two Tools

Big dreams, big excuses

What’s your go-to excuse? You know the one, you bring it out anytime you’re feeling inferior to another. Maybe because you haven’t accomplished as much, you don’t read as much, your house isn’t as organized, your body isn’t as toned, your kids aren’t as polite AS __________________.

Mine is “Well that’s easy for her; she doesn’t have kids.” But I have other variants in my back pocket just in case this doesn’t exactly fit the situation—“Well that’s easy for her; she doesn’t stay home with her kids” or “Well that’s easy for her, she’s not trying to start a business while staying home with her kids”—but always centering on the kid factor.

So alongside my excuses, I also keep these universal tools: Read more