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Revisiting Beauty

A friend recently gave me John O’Donohue’s book, Beauty, and it helped explain why beauty is so important to me. If you have read my memoir, perhaps you recall the last paragraph about beauty: “We can own a photograph, or … Continue reading

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Wrapping It Up

As the season of gift giving is about to begin, I find myself reflecting on all that I’ve done, or not done, and what I want to do differently in the New Year. My urge to gather loose ends and … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Of all the qualities that augment good in the world, I believe kindness is number one. Kindness is a doorway to the heart. It is something we learn (or not) from childhood. If we have not been treated kindly, we … Continue reading

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What We Learn From Family: From My Talk in Monaco

Last week I had the honor of speaking before several hundred leading entrepreneurs from around the world at a conference organized by Ernst & Young. It was held in Monaco, in the beautiful city of Monte Carlo. I talked about … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love

          I’ve been thinking lately about unconditional love, the quality of acceptance which everyone seeks, but is sometimes hard to find. I discovered this week that it exists all around us; we just have to know … Continue reading

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What I Found “Down Under”

            Years ago when my sons, Paul and I had the rare opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela, we asked him for his advice about life. Without a moment’s hesitation he said, “Travel.” I have reflected … Continue reading

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Seize the Day!

            One of the things I treasure about New England is the invitation to live a “carpe diem” life. If you like the weather out there, seize the day, for it might be gone a … Continue reading

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(One)derful!

            Just before turning off the bedside light after New Year’s Eve, I glanced at my iPhone. The calendar in the little white box read “1.” The number was black, below red lettering of the … Continue reading

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Embracing Winter’s Solstice

  I am writing you from the other side of darkness. You, like I, will have wakened to the shortest day and turned over, wanting the light to lengthen. But for darkness, we would not appreciate sunlight with the same … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

I spent most of this past week in New York City, attending our semi-annual family gatherings. I love New York at Christmas time. The bustling crowds, Salvation Army bells, and the smell of hot chestnuts wafting up from the streets … Continue reading

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