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No phones. No one you know. No clue where you’re going.

A peek at what 48 hours with strangers in Somewhere Magical looks like via Life of Yes℠ Sleepaway Camp. Our next Camp is this Fall. Registration is open. If the images and description speak to you, we’d love to have you join us.

Why can’t you answer this simple question?!

One of the checkboxes in my current “always be improving” wheelhouse is how to be concise yet overflowing with insight, inspiration, or entertainment. Or better yet, with insight, inspiration, and entertainment. I’ve always been an above and beyond person. I waited ten months to be born to be sure I was cooked to perfection. Curriculums Read more…

What validation looks like

When the thing you made up to soothe your nostalgic soul, unsure if anyone would come, unsure if this was the BEST or the WORST idea, is written up and graphically represented in a magazine, under the description “Tag along as four writers check out the best in Midwest summer camps for grown-ups.” Ya feel Read more…

Best Friend & Best Friend: a magical start to something magical

Best Friend and I have been kicking around the idea of a podcast. Then we get distracted by french fries and travel deals. Then we go to a conference where everyone’s all “You’ve gotta be on YouTube!” and we think, “Yeah, YouTube!” Then we get hired to do Workplace Camp and focus on nothing else but Read more…

Identifying and moving towards your light

Best Friend and I often ask people to do things that make them feel a bit nervous, icky, butterfly’y. And we keep doing it because of the end product. Every. Single. Time. We’ve just returned from Life of Yes℠ Sleepaway Camp. One of those nervous, icky, butterfly’y scenarios. No phones! Unknown destination! By yourself! People you don’t Read more…

GUEST POST: 10 Things You Need to Know About Fear

One of my favorite aspects to Fear Experiment℠ (FE) was the parade of parents post-show coming up to me in the lobby and sending me notes, spewing words wrapped in loving awe and joy for their babies. Who happen to be 25, 37, 55 years old. This past FE was no exception, from Mom who flew in from Read more…

Curtain Call: the last Fear Experiment℠ Chicago

What started with an email to about fifty friends in 2009 proposing a crazy idea that would help me live out my dream of being Mimi from RENT, though I lack all Broadway Star skills, has come to an end. The crazy idea? As a way to meet others, challenge ourselves, and be a rockstar, Read more…

GUEST POST: “Soul” Food

This is a Guest Post by Cheryl Bennett, whom I met a bit over a month ago when she came in from Baltimore to attend Camp. (Three years in, I still pinch myself the people come from all over the country for our baby…) Knowing that Cheryl wanted to work on ‘getting out there’ more and that Read more…

I’m about to waste money to improve* my life (*I hope)

Last week, Best Friend sent me a link to a Tim Ferriss podcast episode along with the message, “Short, about picking projects. I liked it.” The episode was #181: How to ‘Waste Money’ To Improve the Quality of Your Life. I was too busy… (record scratch) Nope. I’m going to follow what I productivity-preach and stop Read more…

The best kind of kidnapping in 25 images

This past weekend, Best Friend and I wore one of our favorite hats, Camp Counselor. We took fourteen campers to hot Somewhere Magical — record-breaking temperatures! — for a very short, very long forty-eight hours. It feels as if they just walked through our front door, bags and water bottles in tow, nervous smiles and handshakes abound. It also feels as if Read more…