Today is all that matters

My friend David Hicks and I witnessed a horrific accident yesterday on our three-hour drive into the mountains to lead a writing retreat in Salida, CO.

Across the highway median on I-70, a tractor trailer barreled down the shoulder, a cloud of dust kicked up all around it, and rammed into an overpass at full speed. The resulting fireball engulfing it and a line of cars patiently idling in rush-hour traffic. 

As we drove past from the opposite direction, David and I looked at each other and back at the scene in shock yelling, “holy shit,” over and over. 

What else is there to say while witnessing an unknown number of lives forever changing in an instant?

What else do you do? 

A day later, these words by the poet Rudy Francisco seem the best answer to me. 


Carve out joy.

Hug every human with your words, thoughts and actions.

Smile so big and laugh so loud in every mundane moment of this precious life.


See you in one week!

Chances are your January to-do list is already pretty long. I know mine is!

As A students, we can spend the majority of our time DOING things or worrying about what we’re doing. Or not doing. Or if we’re doing the right things, if it’s enough, and what everyone else thinks about what we’re doing.

Admit it, that last one is especially burdensome. What other people think.

In service of changing up old patterns, next Thursday I’ll host a live video chat about your 2019 leap with my funny, sage friend & author Lara Zielin.

It’s about deciding who you want to be before the year gets ahead of us and we get immersed in all the doing.


Answering the Call
January 17 at 1:00 p.m. EST


If you’re not sure yet what you want for 2019, this conversation can help.

Lara has a new book coming out this spring about how she reinvented her life and work based on the story she told herself. It’s an amazing journey, and we’ll hear a sneak peek!

By joining us on January 17 (or viewing the video replay if you’re busy during that time), you’ll understand better what your heart is calling you to do, and learn doable steps for how to begin.

“See” you there!