Ebb & Flow

There is a natural ebb and flow to relationships. Whether that are romantic, familial, platonic or professional, relationships have moments where they are strong and vibrant, but also where their dynamics fade from the erosion of time, distance and changing circumstance. Relationships are often given the context based on the hard starts and stops of … Continue reading Ebb & Flow

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2018: The Year To Get Back To Basics

When I started reflecting on the year we are wrapping up, I began to think of everything big and exciting that happened. Then came the let down as the more and more I reflected there were no magnificent, awe-inspiring adventures. There were no changes professionally. There were no big changes be it additions to family … Continue reading 2018: The Year To Get Back To Basics

822 Days

The 17th of each month marks another month that my best friend is no longer here. But I don't normally look at the 17th as any different as the 16th, or the 18th, or the 2nd or the 28th. They are all days without him. I have learned over the nearly two and half years … Continue reading 822 Days

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

8 Lessons I Learned From Giving Up Social Media

Each year when Lent comes around, I always try to make the effort to give up a bad habit, while subsequently trying to do something more proactive in order to feel more fulfilled. This year, I've gone where few millennials have gone before – I unplugged from social media. It consisted of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, … Continue reading 8 Lessons I Learned From Giving Up Social Media

Remember

Life is a series of forgetfulness. We grow up as kids forgetting our families to spend time with our friends. When we get to be adults we forget our friends to spend time building our careers. Once we are seasoned professionals we forget our careers to search for what truly makes us happy. At least … Continue reading Remember

Me, Myself and I

When I was in Boy Scouts one of the merit badges I earned was Lifesaving. The most important lesson I took from that experience was that if a person is drowning you should never jump in to try to save them.  Instead, look for an object to throw to them to help them float or … Continue reading Me, Myself and I