Where it all began

In the mid-1990s, when I’d been working as a residential architect for more than a decade, I had an epiphany one day while driving though the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa. I had started noticing that new houses were getting extremely large, and decidedly unattractive. For miles and miles, all I could see were these “starter castles” marching across the prairies, looking self-important and soulless.

At that point, I was spending most of my time designing homes that were better, not bigger; homes that fit the way my clients really lived, rather than a formal lifestyle that few people ever lived anymore. But in that moment, I realized…

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10 - 12July
2020

Continuing the Not So Big Life Journey Workshop
Chapel Hill, NC

This workshop is part of the Continuing the Not So Big Life Journey Workshop Series, so is open only to previous Not So Big Life Workshop participants.

When:
Beginning Friday, July 10, 2020, at 4:30pm and
Ending Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 12:30pm

Where:
Rizzo Center
150 DuBose Home lane
Chapel Hill, NC  27517

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Registration is now open!

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4August
2020

Hoover Lecture Program at Lakeside Chautauqua
Lakeside, OH

When:
August 4, 2020 at 8:15pm

Where:
Lakeside Chautauqua
236 Walnut Avenue
Lakeside, OH 43440

This event is open to the public.

For more information, email the Lakeside Education Department or call 419-798-4461, ext. 239



3 - 5September
2020

The Not So Big Life Workshop
Durham, NC

Open to all

When:
Beginning Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 7:30pm and
Ending Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 12:00pm

Where:
Duke Integrative Medicine
3475 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC  27705

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Musings on 24 years of The Year End Review

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If you’ve read The Not So Big Life, you’ll know the influence that Normandi Ellis, author of Awakening Osiris and Dreams of Isis, has had upon my life. Twenty-four years ago, Normandi introduced me to the Year End Review process. I wrote about the transformative nature of first meeting her,…

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