My Line in the Sand: The Pragmatic Pursuit of Passion

Photo Credit: Tiago Muraro On Jan 4, 2015, I wrote a post that marked a pivotal point in my life. I drew some lines in the proverbial sand and put some rigor around committing to them. I was going to get what I was worth I was going to do what I loved I was [...]

A No-Frills Approach to Progress in 2016

Today is the last day of the 2015. New gym memberships will be registered. Bold 11 p.m. declarations will be made. Regretful make out sessions will occur in hallways and guest bedrooms all over. Hopefully after the dust has settled and pragmatism sets in we can really focus on where we are and where we’re [...]

The 5-Minute Journal Experiment

Yesterday, I was listening to Tim Ferris’ podcast. The topic was “The Magic of Mindfulness”. Mindfulness is defined by Tim as “a present-state awareness that helps you to be non-reactive”. It’s an arena I’ve dipped my toe in a few times, but never fully jumped into the pool. I’ve tried meditating with “Calm” (it’s an [...]

4 Mandates for Communicating Like a Good Human

I just recently returned from a vacation in Dubai. It’s a pretty big and awesome city. It was my first legitimate international trip. (Passport requirements aside, the Caribbean doesn’t count). Did I mention how fortunate I am to have experienced that? It almost goes without saying. While overseas, I realized how much of a challenge [...]

Endorphins, Emotions and Metaphors: A Twitter Soliloquy

I was at the gym the other day — it’s kind of become my little sanctuary now. It’s where I go to confront internal conflicts floating around in my head. It’s where I go start my days on a positive note. It’s where I go when I’m stuck in a creative rut. Most importantly, it’s where I [...]