Death by Character Flaw

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Here’s a big, red message we’ve been seeing on billboards and bus-stop shelters:

Whom do you think this message is targeting? What kind of emotions is it aiming for? How about action – would it move you to do…

No more shots in the dark

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Celebrities typically make for very good spokespeople.

For example, the anti-vaccination policy got a very high-profile lift from its unofficial spokesperson, Jenny McCarthy.  Due in part to her celebrity status, many parents began to question the safety of childhood immunizations.

Do not “Do Not Resuscitate”?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

You may have noticed our recent piece about having one of the toughest conversations we have in life – how we would prefer to die.

It’s probably always going to be awkward to some degree, but we’ve found that…

Take back cool

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Cigarette smoking has at least half of the seduction equation nailed – getting people to start. Of course, there’s no shortage of things to credit (or blame) for that – big advertising dollars, that sweet nicotine buzz, Marlene Dietrich, whatever.…

Things we are grateful for this year

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

For three years running, many of us bloggers have participated in a “blog rally” to promote Engage With Grace – a movement aimed at making sure all of us understand, communicate, and have honored our end-of-life wishes.


Choose Life

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

To paraphrase the founders of Soul Cycle, “there are many ways to burn calories, but not enough that make our hearts sing.”

We get a variety of daily reminders about the things we should and shouldn’t do. Most of…

Health and The Fun Theory

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

This cool and classic experiment comes courtesy of Volkswagen’s “Fun Theory” site, which is dedicated to the idea that fun may be the easiest way to change people’s…

The V-word

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

We should start by rating this blog PG-13. Of course, for most of you that only means you’ll read with more attention…

Think back for a moment to 7th grade sex ed class and recall that mixture of shame,…

What do 33 miners have to do with your survival?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Every now and again the opportunity comes along to use what is happening in the world around us to really inspire. Take the miners situation, for example. 33 men, trapped a half mile underground for 69 days. Experts from…

Soulful Serenade or Clinical Threat?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Take a look at the picture below, then watch the video which is addressed at the same Hank. This one should be pretty self explanatory: acclaimed spoken word artist Sekou’s soulful serenade versus a threat-filled intrusion into our innermost sanctuary…