Find Your Spot

Whether we like to admit it or not we've all taken work home with us.  It may be physical papers and projects that couldn't get done before "quitting time" or the mental work of worries and lists of things you know you need to do. It's hard to not bring work home with us. It … Continue reading Find Your Spot

Say Yes

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” -Steve Jobs Yes. It's the most underestimated word in our vocabulary.  I would even argue that it is more powerful than love, courage or ambition.  That's because yes is the one word … Continue reading Say Yes

Life’s lemons

When life gives you lemons make lemonade. This popular metaphor is one I always try to keep in the back of my head. Sometimes it is hard to when a drizzle becomes a steady rain which turns into a torrential downpour.  When life's lemons get to be an overwhelming citrus block, it's hard to see the … Continue reading Life’s lemons

One step at a time

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It's to enjoy each step along the way." -Wayne Dyer Ask any grad student how grad school is going and there will be one common word among the answers: intense.  Between classes, an assistantship, a part-time job and the … Continue reading One step at a time