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  • This is parenting.

    This week I go to my son’s college orientation, in preparation for launching him from the nest in a month or so. It is a bittersweet time, but…

  • The (Two) Best Phrases You Can Say

    Today we reveal the very best phrase we humans can say to one another, if we wish to create the peace and happiness we all crave, both…

  • The 2nd Best Phrase You Can Say

    “That does help explain your actions, but it does nothing to excuse them.”   Today’s phrase may not be something you’ve ever heard, much less something you’ve ever said. But in my experience, it’s the best way to make sense of people’s past actions and help everyone find a better future.   Remember the Tiger […]

  • The 3rd Best Phrase You Can Say

    This week we’re looking at the best phrases we humans can say to ourselves, and to one another. Yesterday’s was “Tell me more.”

    Today’s is more a formula than…

  • The 4th Best Phrase You Can Say

    “Tell me more.” (people who pause, seeking to understand before getting people to understand them)   A few months ago we looked at the 4th Worst Phrase You Can Say. Today is the 4th Best: Tell me more.   When you need to pause after hearing bad news, try “tell me more.” It’s a great […]

  • Questions to live by

    In our family, this quote couldn’t be more true. Jenny and I were practically babies ourselves when we got married, and I shudder to think how…