Category Archives: Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: It’s Always Worth an Ask

I have a friend who consistently lands in the cushiest situations. Ever since I have known her, she would wiggle her way out of a final exam so that she could work on a more …

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The Bigger Picture: How Can We Ever Know When It’s The Last Time?

Last night, my two girls decided they wanted to crash in bed with Mom and Dad. When we woke in the morning, groggy and cranky, my husband and I both complained about being kicked and …

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The Bigger Picture: The Power of Our Perspective

Last night I had dinner with a friend who recently closed down her business. It was an entrepreneurial venture about which she had fantasized for a decade. A few years ago, she took the plunge. …

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The Bigger Picture: The Truth About Being Busy

It’s a well-known fact that being busy is a form of procrastination. Consider the out-of-shape individual who is “too busy” to exercise or cook healthy meals, or the MBA applicant who is too busy to …

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The Bigger Picture: To Get it Done, Leave it Undone

We’ve all been confronted with the dreaded blank page. Those of you writing admissions essays certainly understand how intimidating it is to pull up a blank Word doc, knowing that you need to fill the …

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The Bigger Picture: Beginnings Are Hard

Last week my husband and I took a tennis lesson together. The teacher watched me hit a few balls (with a racket borrowed from him) and then informed me that I needed to completely adjust …

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