A few months ago my wife was out of town. A friend asked what I was going to do with my “weekend as a bachelor.” “There’s this Cuban new restaurant I’ve wanted to check out, so I’m going there and then going to a movie.” “Sounds like fun! Who are you going with?” “No one … Continue reading Why Doing Stuff Alone Is Okay
My wife Sarah and I have two little boys, aged nine and seven. Jackson and Will have given our lives new meaning in ways that any parent knows you simply cannot put into words. At the same time, they’ve injected new challenges that only parents can understand. In the past six months, I’ve heard more … Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Make Movie Night an Exercise in Mindful Parenting
As the world gets smaller and more interconnected, diversity and inclusion have become an extremely important topic in the workplace. Especially with the news lately of some big companies coming under fire for discriminatory practices. Clearly, something needs to change. One of the main reasons for the lack of workplace diversity and inclusion is known … Continue reading Stir the Melting Pot: Reduce your Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Do you have an office Joker in your life? Have they gone out of their way to create arch enemies, real or imagined? Do they consider themselves the mastermind of the entire operation? Do they have a sadistic sense of humor and sinister smile? Are people getting a little tired of their goofy pranks that … Continue reading Mindfulness for Dealing with Office Villains: The Joker
How many people have you written off in your life because you thought they were jerks? Think about it. How many people have you completely cut out, determining that they’re a specific way that you want nothing to do with? This is something I practiced and developed some expertise with as a stressed out corporate … Continue reading Mindfulness Leaves Room For the Jerks in Your Life to Be so Much More
The holiday season is upon us again. For most of us, that means time with family – bringing cheer, joy, happiness and (if we’re being honest) stress into our lives. But often times the exact opposite happens – I don’t think the internet needs another hit for the statistic on holiday season suicides (a myth, … Continue reading Presence Not Presents
From all that’s happened in and after the 2016 Presidential Election, it occurs to me that societal norms are changing rapidly. Some in good ways. Some, not so much. On one hand, we’re trusting each other more and more. The rise of the sharing economy has us opening up and trusting our fellow man in … Continue reading We’re Trusting Each Other More and Less Every Day
Everyone’s always thrilled for the holidays. But what no one ever brings up is the “joy” of holiday travel. Holiday travel has a way of bringing out the worst in us. It’s bad enough that we’re dealing with crowds, security lines, flight delays, cramped seating on airplanes and (God forbid) other people’s crying children. But … Continue reading Love the Holidays, But Tempted to Slap Someone? Here are Some Survival Tips.
Whil celebrated Halloween in the office. It has an unexpected impact on our leader, beyond just being fun.
Sometimes it feels like the world is on fire. Reddit reminded us that there is good in this world that often doesn’t get enough news coverage. Here are the 10 rated best on there right now: Doctors in China paying respects to an 11 year old boy who personally decided to donate his organs so … Continue reading A Quick Reminder of the Brighter Side of Humanity