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Football Field. Wins and Losses
Choice
February 5, 2017

What Can We Learn from Loss?

How does it feel to lose? Last night's Super Bowl Game was rough for Falcons fans. It's easy to feel defeated when your loyalties are on the losing side of history. After a big win, most of us know how to celebrate. We come together, we toast, we eat, we dance, we laugh, we unite. In loss, we don't always…
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silver lining
Being the ChangeChoiceCourageThought Provoking
March 24, 2016

We Have a Choice.

The world is doing some pretty crazy things right now. Between Brussels, Nigeria, and the current political situation and actions in the US, I often feel dumbfounded, angry, and deeply saddened. This is to say nothing of the recent GoFundMe campaigns from friends who are raising money for their baby girl who needs major heart surgery, a friend from high school…
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Peace from the John Lennon Wall in Prague
Featured
October 23, 2013

Happiness is a Choice

It can be incredibly easy to base our happiness on outside circumstances. In fact, we're often taught in our society and in relationships that happiness is determined by how someone else acts or treats you. How often have you heard the line in a romantic comedy, "I want to make you happy for the rest of our lives"? While this is…
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Photo by Kim Nicol
Guest Posts
December 20, 2012

How to Make Hard Decisions by Kim Nicol

"Be Curious. Savor all of it." --Kim's tagline on her website, kimnicol.com How to Make Hard Decisions I know what I want but it's scary and (maybe) irresponsible.  I knew for a long time that I wanted to __________.  I'm leaving out the specifics of my desire because you can place just about anything in there and this story will…
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Distraction
TravelUncategorized
December 8, 2012

The Adventure Begins (Again!)

I just finished a journal I began in August. At the time I was living in San Francisco, going through the motions. Job, apartment, and friends were all good, but it felt like something was missing. I took a “date with Jackie” day, which essentially means spending most of the day alone doing whatever I feel like. Most of those…
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(c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts
Life Experiments
November 1, 2012

Celebrating You!

I'm excited to announce 6 Months to Live's first guest Life Experiments' post by Arianna Merritt from Arianna's Random Thoughts! Many thanks to Arianna for sharing her experiment and photos. Feel free to submit your ideas and life experiments as well to sixmonthstolive@gmail.com Read more about Arianna's journey to celebrating herself and others below: Meet Arianna Merritt from (c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts Celebrating You:…
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It's time to walk across
Choice
October 15, 2012

The Best Adventures Begin with Choice

Most epic stories or adventures begin with a dramatic life change. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, decided to go on an incredible journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia after a devastating break up. Elliot's life was completely turned upside down when E.T. arrived. Queen Elizabeth I took the throne as England's first sole female monarch after the death of her…
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HunanDog
Why not?
August 10, 2012

Rejection Therapy: Week 1

When I was 23, I believed I could do anything. I moved to middle-of-nowhere China right after college, and all seemed possible. Even moving to a country where I didn't speak the language, was the only white girl in town, and had very little understanding of Chinese culture didn't seem to phase me much. I was nervous, but more so,…
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Photo by Allison Gergley
Life Experiments
August 9, 2012

“6 Months to Live” — The Original Experiment

On November 12, 2009 I started a 6-Month Experiment in Living. I wanted to see what would happen if I took 6 months to truly live. That simple choice to take a chance and venture into the unknown forever changed my life. Why is "What would you do if you had 6 months to live?" so powerful? It's a focusing question. It…
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