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LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

Let. Out. Valentine. Emotion. Smile at the next person who walks by you. Hug, or virtually hug, a loved one. Kiss your mate. Now, practice these 3 things for the next 30-days, take 2 Conversational Hearts, and don’t call me in the morning. See where smiling, hugging, kissing, and conversations lead. Mindfulness practice to de-stress…… Continue reading LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

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Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

Have you ever felt like if you just held on long enough and let the storm pass, things would go back to the way were? We all hit the “if only” obstacle at various stages of our lives and I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few months. Things could go back…… Continue reading Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

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January 2019 Monthly Recap

January and June throw in an extra week and it’s a good thing because we sure needed it as we galloped into the new year. The Writing in the Fast Lane Team was as super busy behind the scenes as we were trying to manage clients and write good content for our stellar readers and…… Continue reading January 2019 Monthly Recap

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Give and Take by Adam Grant – Guest Review

“Success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people.  Every time we interact with another person… we have a choice to make:  do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?” The quote above describes the main premise of…… Continue reading Give and Take by Adam Grant – Guest Review

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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Guest Review) – Tae Haahr

Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle is a dystopian alternative history look at the world in 1962, imagining that the Allied forces had lost the Second World War. The book, published in 1962, is the inspiration behind Amazon’s current running show by the same title (which, by the way, is amazing if…… Continue reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Guest Review) – Tae Haahr

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Thirty-Three Cecils by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

The year is 1992 and media coverage focused on the U.S. Presidential Election, the L.A. Riots, and Amy Fisher. These headlines dominated, but there was another story, and now over twenty years later, it is available in book format. It is the story of a disgraced cartoonist and a man who works at a landfill.…… Continue reading Thirty-Three Cecils by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

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Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Book Review)

They say it is the winners who write the history books. But, what if…what if…a new truth was written? What if you could not RE-write history, but write a new history? Three editors at a publishing house are frustrated with the dearth of manuscripts of occult conspiracy theory. So, they cook up a plan to…stir…… Continue reading Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Book Review)

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What We Read Before Google

Everything old is new again. Vinyl is back. Vintage is back. Farm to table, moon phases, and helpful hints are just a few of the tidbits you can find within these pages. I bet you thought the Farmer’s Almanac was no more, didn’t you? In the last quarter of 2018, I picked up the 2019…… Continue reading What We Read Before Google

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Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me by Greg Koorhan (Book Review)

We are storytellers, all of us, whether we realize it or not. Our emotions drive our decisions, our purchases, our direction. But, somehow in the rise of the quest for data-driven insights, the story sometimes gets lost in the details. Greg Koorhan’s book Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me – How to Use Storytelling to Connect…… Continue reading Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me by Greg Koorhan (Book Review)

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Book Review)

It’s been nearly ten years since I first saw the book A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness in an English language bookstore in Prague, Czech Republic. I was the clerk in that bookstore and often eyed the tome with envy. But, books enter our lives, it seems, at different junctures than we first imagine.…… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Book Review)