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Switch It Up!

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution yet? It is funny how so many people make the same resolutions year after year only to start, slow, and quit until the next resolution. My resolution this year is very different from years past, and I started three days early. Why? For two reasons: 1) There is […]

Listening Without Judgement

I have noticed a number of sad and unhappy people around, and it always brings me back to the wisest statement my college professor (forgive me for forgetting his name) at UCSD ever told 600 students. If every single person in this world had a single true friend who cared unconditionally, and listened without judgment, […]

Reflecting On Blessings

The end of the year is a beautiful time where many reflect on their blessings. What are you professing your thanks for? This year, I am thankful for the trials, tribulations, curses, and things gone awry in my life. Why? Because I am thankful to be exactly where I am- in this place, at this […]

The Greatest Gift

Are you wondering what to do about gifts this holiday season? Every year the families grow bigger, the friendship networks expand, and workplace camaraderie grows deeper- rendering many people stupefied about gift giving. It really doesn’t have to be this way. Truly. Think back to your absolute favorite and most meaningful memories in life. Let […]

Resilience

Have you ever awoken on the wrong side of the bed only to carry that throughout the day with you? When was the last time a bad experience foisted itself upon your life only to ruin the day or week? How often do you find yourself grumbling about the bad things that happened and not […]

Beliefs Don't Make A Person Better

Are you frustrated with the rants and raves on your various Social Media sites by friends, family, strangers, and third parties? Is it exasperating to see people you care about demean and diminish each other before your very eyes? It is for me, so I thought I might put together some guidelines about discourse in […]

To whom are you accountable? There is no "top".

To whom are you accountable? You may be surprised at how many people you truly are accountable to at the end of the day. Your family, the IRS, your bosses and their bosses, the Law, your best friends, your mentors and teachers, and so many more. Many youth do not realize the true scope of […]

Loving A Job

What is the best way to define a career? Some say to follow your dreams. Many will say that doesn’t work. Perhaps the solution behind this conundrum lies in finding your strengths. At least five or six articles regarding the failure of passionate vocations to lead to happy lives have come across my desk this […]