Declare Your Independence For One Day

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I just finished Arianna Huffington's new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. I got my autographed copy at a breakfast talk where Huffington addressed an audience of CEOs at the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston. Huffington didn't just share her formula for living life well, she wanted to know what made us thrive. And she invited the audience to write to her directly with our answers. I think it has a lot to do with Continue Reading

Independence Day and Summer Camp

Note to readers: I will only be posting one blog this week, due to the Fourth of July holiday. I just found out that New England was the birthplace of the summer camp during the late 19th century. Aside from face painting, barbecues, and flag cakes, what does summer camp have to do with July 4th? It has me thinking about the value of giving young people independence and time away from home. Especially since I've just come up for air from the land of trunk-packing and clothes-labeling for my Continue Reading