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By Far, This Was the Most Important Thing I Learned at Stanford Medicine X...

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

I never get tired of watching planes take off, and the bigger they are, the better I like them. For instance, every time I see a 747 lift off the grou...

There Must Be Some Mistake. I Really Shouldn't Be Here.

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I was a bad student. Actually, let me rephrase that. I was a really #@%!ing bad student. But it wasn't my fault. Okay, maybe it was a little. I was ...

Once And Again, I Get The Whole 'Dad' Thing Right...

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Dan Duffy

I've been a dad for ten years, and it has flown in the blink of an eye. But while I will miss the days that are now just my memories, I can't wait to see the adventures they have in store for me.

CancerCon, Part 5: What Do You Wish Your Caregivers Knew?

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Melinda: "Please don't cry in front of me. Then I will ugly cry, and it will be a mess." It's a touchy thing being a caregiver. When to step in. When...

CancerCon, Part 4: What is the One Thing That Surprise You the Most During Cancer?

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.30.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

One day, a good friend of mine called me to say that a friend had been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

CancerCon, Part 3: Things I Would Have Done Differently During Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Kalina: "I would have let my family take photos of me." It was a punch in the gut the second the words left her lips. Kalina was one of sixty-four pe...

CancerCon, Part 2: This Is the $#!^ That Will Really Help You...

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

It is one of the biggest things you don't realize...how the people you meet will change your life. When you get diagnosed with cancer, it's such a lonely feeling. No one could possibly know how you feel. What you don't realize is that there are so many people who can actually relate.

CancerCon, Part 1: I Really Wish Someone Would Have Told Me This $#!^...

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

"I wish I knew you could have a full life while having cancer. When I first heard, I assumed I would be bedridden."

It Took Me Twenty-One Years, But I Finally Met Kevin Smith...

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.13.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

I will never forget the moment I first saw Clerks. I was on a chartered limo bus on the way back from a Duran Duran concert in Chicago with some liste...

The War, the Journey, and the Road...

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

*Know that before reading this, I am not a doctor, and I don't work in the medical field. There is absolutely no proven evidence to back any of this u...

Too Much, Too Soon...

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

The punches never stop coming, and while we always keep fighting, eventually we're not going to be able to defend an onslaught. But I think I've learned that it's okay to stay down for the ten-count and embrace the knockout.

My Body Makes My Brain Look Like an Idiot

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I'm getting older. I hurt more. I creak more. My ankles sound like they're each having their own personal fireworks display every single morning when ...

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 6: Epilogue

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

By far, the happiest collective group of individuals were the children, many of whom had lost everything in the tragic earthquake just two years prior... even their parents. They had such an infectious sparkle about them, and every kindness given to them was received with humble gratitude.

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 4: The Breakdown

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

"Yuup!" This had now become our greeting for one another, and it was coming through on Wayne's I-Pad with the help of the less-than-optimal wi-fi at the Plaza Hotel in Port Au Prince. It was my first shot at seeing Dave Hester, the biggest breakout star of the breakout hit, Storage Wars.

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 3: The Orphanage

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Many people that I know are so caught up with the day-to-day that they forget what a gift life truly is, and I include myself in that condemnation. These kids did not take life for granted.

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 1: The Arrival

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

It was a world away from the tent city directly across the street... the tent city where we would film our first shots just 12 hours later.

When Broken Wind Healed My Broken Heart...

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Today, as I look at the most ridiculous Christmas card I've ever seen, I can't help but smile and think about the deeper meaning of what my friend actually pulled off. He purposely set out to make himself look as bad as humanly possible, and we love him for it.

Chain Reaction

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In the end, many things eventually fade away, both good and bad. When the good fades away, the vacuum is consumed by hate. When the bad fades away, it is consumed by love. I have not given up on love.

The Key to Solving Absolutely Everything...

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dan Duffy

His book Shake the World (now available in paperback from Penguin Books), is about people who decided to use their voices and ideas to change and enhance the lives of countless people all over the earth.