HUGH CULVER

Why I ran the Boston Marathon

Why I ran the Boston Marathon

There are at least two reasons we do anything. The most obvious is what we think we should do, like “Some expert on a podcast said I should eat more blueberries.” Then there is the second, less obvious reason, like “I want to feel better about my health.” Last week I...

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Why I am quitting stupid, petty, small thinking

Why I am quitting stupid, petty, small thinking

This is the time of year I freak out. And it’s not about last minute Christmas shopping. Or rushing to finish up projects before the holidays. What freaks me out is more of a slow-burning, can’t-escape-it feeling. Here it is: I worry that next year will be more or...

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My 2017 slightly eclectic pick of holiday reads

My 2017 slightly eclectic pick of holiday reads

I always miss the summer— long, hot days in sandals, getting around on a bike and loads of time for backyard barbecues. And time for reading. The problem I have is that my list of books I want to read seems to be growing faster than I can cross them off. And that’s...

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Why you need to take back control of your life

Down a long hallway, in a basement somewhere under the Stanford campus, an experiment was taking place that would spiral out of control so badly it had to be aborted part way through. On paper it was brilliant - in reality, it triggered one of the most sensitive parts...

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A note to anyone feeling stuck

A note to anyone feeling stuck

“All the unhappiness of men arises from one simple fact: that they cannot sit quietly in their chamber.”  – Blaise Pascal This is not about advice. You won’t find 5 ways to be a better _________. Or surprising lessons from a recovering _________. Nope. Not this time....

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How you can be Younger Next Year

How you can be Younger Next Year

We all expect to get older and slow down. We avoid stairs, have our chiropractor on speed dial and exercise is something we used to do. It’s a predictable downward slide that eventually finds us slumped in a lazy-boy, sipping lukewarm beer watching NBA playoffs. No...

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You are going to die

You are going to die

Author's update: My sweet Mom, Eleanor Rita Wallace Culver passed away March 28, 2017, just 7 days before her 99th birthday. She is greatly missed. We are going to die. That’s life and I think the sooner we get our head around that indubitable fact the better off we...

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