An Assortment of the Latest Blog Posts

28Nov2022
Giving the Gift of Death (er, Life) this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to give and receive meaningless gifts built for one purpose: trashing regifting. That chai-banana-balsam scented candle you received from Mindy at the office holiday mixer? That puppy has made the rounds. And...

21Nov2022
Gratitude: 17 Obscure Research Snippets Worth Knowing

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I’m feeling a wee bit petulant about All Things Gratitude. Is it because I’m a spoiled ingrate? No! (I mean, mostly no!) (Okay fine, I take mostly everything in my...

14Nov2022
The Unbearable Anxiety of “Reaching Your Potential”

There is just so much we want to do in this “limited time only” life, and while most of us are aware we’ll barely reach the tip of the tip of the tip of the...

The Facts of Life (and Death)

Let’s get real with the stats, facts, and figures of our pending demise. Remember… death can be the animating condition that motivates us to live both wider with vitality and deeper with meaning. It doesn’t have to make us shit our pants.

4000MONDAYS
78BIRTHDAYS FOR MEN
83BIRTHDAYS FOR WOMEN
100% WORLD DEATH RATE
60% Believe in AFTERLIFE
90% HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN
25% LIVING WILLS IN PLACE
12SECONDS BETWEEN U.S. DEATHS
48% LESS DEATH WITH MORE HUMOR
6EXTRA YEARS FOR FLOSSING
7LESS YEARS IF (-) ABOUT DEATH
12% LESS DEATH IF CREATIVE
50% LONGER LIFE IF SOCIAL
20% OF DEATHS FROM POOR DIETS
50% LIKELIER DEATH IF >4 HRS TV
8EXTRA YRS IF QUIT SMOKING BY 35
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