“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” — Emily Brontë As a parent and homeowner, it can be difficult to not become a slave to tasks.
The ceremony should serve as the base camp of a mountain, but far too many people treat it like the peak
I began playing organized basketball at the age of six. By the age of ten, I was playing year-round for various travel teams in various leagues, almost always in the age bracket above mine. There was never an offseason. Camps, practices, summer leagues, fall leagues, spring leagues, open gyms – I did it all. WhenContinue reading “Don’t Break the Chain: The Value of Persistence”
“This too shall pass” — Persian adage Monday morning. The start of another week. After a Friday and Saturday of perfect sunny, 80-degree weather, Mother Nature’s mood darkened. It turned wet and chilly, just a bummer of a day, so we turned it into a lazy Sunday. Things became worse overnight and I was even awakened aContinue reading “When It All Goes Wrong”
One of the (many) reasons I don’t like working with my hands is because I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment with having done the work. If a fence needs to be built in my yard, I feel the exact same way if I do it or if I pay someone else to do it. And that’sContinue reading “You Have the Time”
I lead a sedentary lifestyle. I work in an office and I read and write in my spare time. The most non-sitting that occurs in my day is my nightly routine of doing the dishes, where my six-foot-three frame has to stoop just to reach the bottom of the sink. This general lack of movementContinue reading “Life Lessons I Learned While Working Manual Labor”
Recently, I learned that someone close to me had received a promotion. A big promotion. They would now be doing a job that is reserved for very few people in the world. It meant plenty of perks and tons of responsibilities. It was one of those jobs that comes with a press release.
Whether personally, professionally, or creatively, you’ve probably had a project or plan fail miserably, even beyond your wildest fears and worst-case scenarios. In fact, you’ve probably had more than one. I certainly have. While there may be a natural tendency to wallow in our misery, it’s important not to let that failure derail us. They sayContinue reading “From 12 Copies Sold to 10 Million — The Evolution of The Fugees”
“But no one can be happy if worried about the most important thing in one’s life.” – Cicero You think this thing will make you happy. Then, you think the other thing will make you happy.
“Anything in my life that I would recommend to someone else just to make their life better? An underrated thing that you can do that no one does anymore: just sit in a dark room. Give yourself, like, twenty minutes, don’t meditate, actually think about things, and I feel like…if you have a bunch ofContinue reading “The Ultimate Life Hack? A Dark, Quiet Room”