Underachieving: A Celebration of Being

Underachieving: A Celebration of Being

Everywhere I look (on the interwebs) everyone seem so damn motivated. Why is everyone so busy? Maybe it’s just the virtual circles I travel in: online entrepreneurs, writers, coaches, digital program and product creators, and the like—they seem so driven....
The Psychic Weight of Stuff

The Psychic Weight of Stuff

One Sunday morning, much too early to be in public, I participated in a yard sale with my friends. Since I keep Amvets on speed dial I didn’t have much to sell; I purge my possessions every chance I get. But, I joined in to support my friends who had worked hard to...
Life Will Break You (But You’ll be Okay)

Life Will Break You (But You’ll be Okay)

You will wake, eyes swollen, heart achy, with a thrum-thrum-throb in your head. Waking will be a surprise. You will be sure that you’ll never wake from this—this heart-distress, this life mess, this state of unanswered grief. But awaken you will. You’ll cry. You...
Defining Success Your Own Damn Way

Defining Success Your Own Damn Way

Allow me to admit something that is disparaged by our go-go culture: I am not ambitious. I don’t want to hustle, crush it (sorry Gary), or make six figures in 3 easy steps (as if!). No, the traditional markers and drivers of ambition and success elude me—by...
One Thing is True: Silence is Compliance

One Thing is True: Silence is Compliance

We are living in troubled times. And that, my friends, is the understatement of the year. If you don’t want to read about my political point-of-view, or you don’t want to know that I am not a supporter of the current regime, then you are welcome to click out of here....
Gifts for Dreamers, Thinkers, Lovers, and Travelers

Gifts for Dreamers, Thinkers, Lovers, and Travelers

I’m not much for holidays (humbug, I know), but I do like to give meaningful, sustainable, and useful gifts. So, if you are still looking for a special gift for someone, or for yourself, I present my tightly curated recommendations. Most are books; some are not. Take...