Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.
Don't Waste an Obstacle
There are seemingly endless stories about people (most of them famous in their own right) who were confronted by significant challenges who went to extraordinary measures to overcome them. There are as many stories — both from those people and those who write/speak about those people — teaching us what they learned along the way; valuable lessons that stuck with them the rest of their lives.
Be More of Who You Already Are
People are not like trees. Okay, that's not entirely true. People, like trees, start out as a seed, of sorts. We both grow, eventually begin to decay, and finally die. In both people and trees, complex biological processes are at play, many of which still seem like magic to even the most educated and brilliant scientists.
Why Everyone Needs a Hobby
At my house, my family knows that unless we have something else planned on Sunday afternoons, you’ll find me in the kitchen baking or cooking. That delicious-looking loaf of bread in the picture above is one of my recent creations: a healthy-ish cinnamon swirl bread. I use whole wheat flour that I grind myself, and almond and coconut flour. I also use Monk Fruit extract as the sweetener. Of course, it’s bread, so it doesn’t exactly fall into the health food category, but it’s at least not loaded with tons of processed ingredients. (The recipe is at the bottom, if you’re interested.)
Busy: The 21st Century Drug
I’ve asked the question before: Do you ever have mornings when you wake up more tired than when you went to bed? Do you struggle to find motivation because everything other than stream something and chill seems overwhelming? Do you feel like you’re getting further behind in every aspect of your life?
Sacrificing the Present to Worry About the Future
What is the first thing you think about when you wake up? What is the first thing you do? Do your days begin with a rapid-fire review of all the things you have to do followed by a check-in with the news, email, or social media?
Why Few Things Matter
Kimmie died today. She was only 24 years old. She spent 23 of her 24 years being ravaged by an incurable disease. Yet Kimmie was happy most of the time. She loved everyone. She had a zeal for life that few people will ever experience. I think it’s because Kimmie somehow knew that her years would likely be fewer than most.