Daddy, I Am NOT Eating That!

It is important to pay attention to the world around us and keep a close eye out for the clues and crumbs that lead us to an understanding of how to better navigate the world. I love a good life lesson. That's what this blog is all about! However, as I live life, I am …

Lesson from Stuart Scott: Live.

I am not going to lie. My first reaction to Stuart Scott's passing was "he didn't deserve to die." I didn't venture far enough to blame God, but I was initially baffled. "But he fought so hard with such fortitude and faith, if anyone deserved to beat cancer didn't he?" I thought about his ESPN …

You Matter.

Sometimes we become overly concerned with wondering if we matter to other people. Do I matter? Does anyone care about me or what I do? Am I insignificant in the grand scheme of life? We can become so preoccupied with our level of significance to others that we neglect assessing our own value as worth …

Shining in Dim Light

After (1) living in the world, (especially) post-teenage years, (2) working in a professional setting, and (3) interacting with diverse groups of people on a daily basis, sometimes it can begin to feel like the world is more negative than it is positive. Fundamentally, I don't really believe that; or better said, I don't want to …

Time: Quality over Quantity

“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” (H. Jackson Brown Jr.) This quote has cost me hours of silent questioning, and sometimes doubt, over the course of …

Eat Your Heart Out

I like pistachios. You like… I like dreaming. You like… I rather run than walk. You rather… I enjoy my own company. You… I love laughing, especially with friends. You… I love to think. You… Sometimes, I love to wander alone. You… And the list goes on and on… Maybe you share some of my …

Lesson from my Ankle Surgery

Today marks two weeks since my ankle surgery. Two weeks of pain medication. Two weeks of sitting and laying with my foot up. And most challenging of all, two weeks without leaving the house! When I told most of my friends that I was having ankle surgery, they were utterly confused because I had no …