Five Weeks to a New Life

The Safari Within

Posted on 07/7/2011 by |My Life, Examined | Comments

Your LifeHemingway wrote that there’s a world of difference between stalking a lion on foot than in a car. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about life coach Richard Leider’s walking safaris in Tanzania. Unlike Hemingway, however, Leider isn’t interested in downing lions, but in showing people how to hunt the big game within themselves. Leider began these three-week “inventures,” as he calls them, in 1983 after falling in love with Africa on an Outward Bound trek to Mount …

The Golden Bucket List

Posted on 05/26/2011 by |My Life, Examined | Comments

Your LifeEver since I was a kid, I’ve been building my bucket list. It sounds weird, but it’s true. I remember in the sixth grade creating a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in life. At the top of the list was “play second base for the Dodgers.” That one didn’t happen, but a lot of the others did. I became a writer (#2); I traveled to Ireland (#4); I lost my virginity (#7)–to name a few. Friends …