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The Happiest Moments of Vacation may not be What You Think

The Happiest Moments of Vacation may not be What You Think

If you recently braved airport security lines, crowded highways, and big crowds to travel with your family to a popular spring break destination, you know that vacation can be stressful. But it’s also fun, of course. And we do it—overpriced blended cocktails and all—because it’s an opportunity to bond with our families and create memories that last a lifetime. At least that’s the idea, if not always the reality.

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Embrace Life’s Limitations to Unlock Life’s Promise

In 1944, a 39 year-old Austrian man named Victor Frankl and his wife Tilly were processed into the Auschwitz concentration camp. He spent approximately 18 months in the shackles of the Nazis being shuttled from one camp to another, before being liberated by American soldiers. Frankl survived the Holocaust, but his wife, mother, and brother did not. What is remarkable is that, despite suffering such great trauma, Frankl went on to become one of the most important and influential neurologists
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How to Tackle Whatever Life Throws at You and Win

On April 3, I have a new book coming out. It’s 250 pages of business non-fiction for a niche audience, and I’ve spent the better part of the last year laboring over it; extensive research involving interviews with dozens of experts, hundreds of hours spent writing and editing, and creating a strategy to market the book. It’s about to go to print, and it will take flight in a few weeks. It’s exciting. It’s also terrifying. What if it isn’t well received? What happens if no one
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Another Reason that Experiences are Better than Things: The Joy of Anticipation

The fact that the calendar flipped to March shocked us out of our winter hibernation this week. The approach of spring and summer is exciting. While we love winter, and the skiing, sledding, and snowballs it affords, we’re ready for the longer and warmer days ahead. Summer fun is around the corner, which made us realize that we need to kick our summer planning into gear. Our twins are turning five this spring, so we’ve turned the corner on toddlerhood. This opens up a whole new world of
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Slow Down Your Life Through the Magic of First Moments

Heather and I were 25 when we got married. We honeymooned in Italy. It was the first time that either one of us had traveled overseas. From the sights and the smells, to the sounds and the textures, I remember almost every moment of the trip in vivid detail. I can still taste the fresh olives, gelato, and seafood. It was a trip full of first moments. My last trip to Florida, on the other hand, is a bit of a blur. Some memories are clear, but I have a hard time distinguishing last year’s
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