Why? Oh! Ming. (That’s the name of a state. Get it?)
And I’m speaking there.
Friday, April 12th 2013
Free and open to the public!
Speech followed by a meet & greet!
The first 25 people to arrive get a FREE COPY of Just Don’t Fall!
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
In this conversation between Taylor and her brother Matthew (overheard by their mother), Taylor reveals that she thinks Ashley and I live at the hotel where she met us.
All together on three….
Congrats to Sadie, Joseph, and Eileen for winning the Become Immortal contest!
I will be naming a character in my new book after each of them.
Check out the winning graphs they made about Just Don’t Fall:
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My senior year of high school, I took part in an epic prank of a campus tour for prospective students at James Madison University.
I have four things I do each day.
I remember them with the acronym JERM.
They help me reduce stress and stay connected with what matters.
1. Journal - I sit at my computer and write, just stream of consciousness, whatever comes into my mind, for at least fifteen minutes. Research shows that this habit significantly improves mental health.
2. Exercise - I usually walk for an hour or two a day. Or sometimes I swim or lift weights or hike. Occasionally I do the stanky leg.
3. Read - In addition to reading fiction for pleasure, I try to read something relaxing, something that encourages me to be less stressed and more grateful. (My current read).
4. Meditate - I practice mindfulness meditation to help myself stay calm and focused on the present moment. Meditation is simple (though not easy): Just sit still and focus on your breath. For inspiration, watch your pet.
And then I read my name in the acknowledgements—one of the biggest honors of my life—and that made me feel a little better. :)
To paraphrase the Dalai Lama when he was asked a similar question: I think now.
1. Ze Frank
2. John Green
3. Tim Ferriss
4. Lance Armstrong
5. Oscar Pistorius
Yes I can.