Day 28, Monday, May 18, 2015
Day 2 of the conference was as good as Day 1. I chaired a panel on Stress and Productivity, with my old buddy Chantal Burns (she always says I was her first), and two business people I’d never met, both of whom were great, Steph Wilson, and James Layfield, who used to be managing director of Virgin. It went well, but I didn’t feel like I, personally, was totally at my best. Okay enough, though.
And then we did an impromptu lunch session on research, with Chantal again and Janet Lindsay, and I did feel totally great about this one. The room was so packed we had to give up our chairs to attendees, and there were still people standing. The last session of the day was Chip Chipman, and he left the room in such a great feeling. It was all very impressive.
These conferences are the only place in my life I feel like a mini-celebrity, as so many people come up to me and tell me how much they appreciate my books, my videos and my trainings they’ve attended. I have now made so many friends overseas.
Erika Bugbee, George’s daughter, told me Kara had sent her an online article about a therapy dog named Pransky who lived in Middlebury, Vermont. It was a mystery until I read the first line of the article and saw that the owner is actually another cousin of ours; in fact the wife of popular environmental activist, Bill McKibben. I definitely have to get my picture taken with this dog!