How a Greeting Card Can Help You Live Longer

How a Greeting Card Can Help You Live Longer

If you don’t want to live longer, don’t make friends. When I was fourteen, I realized that I wasn’t popular, but I wanted to be.  I am an only child, and I was more comfortable talking with adults.  I was extremely tentative if I was left in a room to play with other kids.  I wasn’t so much a geek as a bookworm. One cloudless afternoon I pondered my loneliness sitting alone in my backyard, and I noticed a swallowtail butterfly drifting from one flower to another.  I wanted to be that butterfly, able to shift and sip from flower

How A Greeting Card Can Improve Your Empathy

How A Greeting Card Can Improve Your Empathy

A few months ago I was driving to a doctor’s appointment when I was cut off by another car, or I should say by another driver. After all, it wasn’t the car’s fault. Anyway, I was startled and angry. Adrenaline flooded me, and I jammed on the brakes nearly running into another car. You know how it feels when you think you’ve been “wronged.” I don’t think of myself as a vengeful person, but I instinctively felt the need to “get back” at this driver to even things up. It took a few minutes for me to calm down even

10 Wacky Things I Did to Lose Weight

10 Wacky Things I Did to Lose Weight

Are you writing down the same New Year’s resolution to lose weight that you had last year…the one that failed because it’s huge and life-changing and you haven’t thought through how to accomplish it? We wrote a funny card called, “The Yoga Frog Diet” designed to show the challenge of losing weight.  With so many choices in front of us, it seems the only possible way to succeed is not to eat, but we know that this is not a solution—just a wish. I used to weigh 172 pounds when I was 22.  I don’t have photos to prove it