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Bigotry, Intolerance, and “Morality”

This is a topic I've wanted to talk about for a while: bigotry, intolerance, and the concept of "morality." And how those things are so friggin' connected.

The Reason We’re Getting Fatter is Not What We All Think

I don't think it's the rise in fast food chains, or the move to sedentary jobs. I think it is something else altogether, and I think the answer is simple...

Do You Know Why Lasting Happiness is SO Hard for Most of Us?

Why is happiness is seemingly always just within reach, yet always just out of reach for most people? I think the answer is impossibly simple...

An Open Letter to Americans

With the annual celebration of our great nation just around the corner, there are a few things I'd like to say to those who call this country home...

Either Get Beside Me or Get Run Over!

There are these people in your life who are more or less *ruining* your life. Problem is, you don't know it because they have a smile on their faces...

A Truly Powerful and Gut-Wrenching Countdown

This twenty-one year old man counts down the years of his life. So powerfully and masterfully done. Just watch.

Life is Good, My Friends. Life is good. Even though…

You know that place we get to in life where we want to wipe everyone else's smiles off with steel scrubbers? I was there. And then a chain reaction happened...

The Unexpected Group of People Who Saved Me

There's this very special group of people that recently came into my life. They have changed me forever. And I didn't even know I needed it until I met them...

One Prank That’ll Just Make Your Heart Happy

How about something more positive and upbeat... A reader sent this to me. A positive prank played on a girl who really deserves it.

Your secrets! Ugh.

Today I want to be pretty blunt, if I may. Tough love today just might mean having everything you want tomorrow.

Say Something, I’m Giving Up On You

We all know the song. But I wonder how many of us really realize how powerful it can be if we sing it to the *right* person... I did, and it changed everything.

A Letter from Tobi

Tobi, the mother of seven who we have all rallied around these last couple days, wrote this letter to share with all of you. Stop making me cry, Tobi!

A Letter from AJ

Last night AJ wrote this letter and is letting me share it with all of you. It's his response to what we did for Tobi, their seven children, and him...

How One Girl with Down’s Changed the Very Definition of Intelligence

Her name was Carissa. My sister. She died six years ago. And while she lived, I believe she changed the very definition of intelligence for all of us forever.

Whose Life is it Anyway?

What if the answer isn't that you should find a way to be happy in the life you have? What if the answer is to take the very steps that everybody else thinks are stupid, weak, or wrong?

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All the Best Intentions. At Exactly the Wrong Time.

As you know, this week started with very real and incredible heartbreak for me. And I think it's pretty funny the completely wrong things people said during it.

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An Epic Love Story Using Nothing but Stock Photos

Some stories don't need words. Today I wrote the all-too-real, hilarious, intense, drama-filled, epic story of two lovers... Using nothing but stock photos.

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