Go your own way: Respecting your inner voice
When I left the office of my management consulting job for the last time, a wave of relief and elation washed over me. Although I had only been there for...
February 2, 2017
Radically new skills: Overcome three obstacles to getting started
Last week I wrote about the benefits of learning a radically new skill. It sounds great, so why do so few people actually do this? There are some very real...
December 23, 2016
Radically new skills: Why learning can help you get unstuck
Do you feel stuck in a rut? Learning a brand new skill can jolt you out of a stale mindset and lifestyle. Here are five reasons to tackle the challenge...
December 12, 2016
How to feel genuine gratitude every day
Truly feeling gratitude takes more than just a fleeting thought about something good in your life. It requires focus, and most importantly, imagination....
December 4, 2016
Two easy breathing exercises to calm emotions and energize the body
Stop for a moment. Close your eyes and feel your breath. How fast is it? How deep is it? When was the last time you noticed any of these details?...
December 2, 2016
The journey begins here
This blog grew out of the realization that something profound was missing from my life. It's a place for exploring ideas about how to live joyfully, mind and body united....
December 1, 2016
A Brief Stop in Cali
Whenever I told someone I was going to visit Cali, they would look at me funny and ask why. Cali, a large city near the Pacific coast but separated from...
November 29, 2015
Cartagena for People Who Can’t Take the Heat (Me)
I have learned that in Colombia it is possible to hire someone to take you anywhere you could possible want to go, usually at a fairly reasonable price, but it...
October 26, 2015
A Series of Silly Mistakes in Parque Tayrona
When the time came to leave Medellín, my first stop was Santa Marta, the closest city to Parque Nacional Tayrona. The park is renowned for its remote, pristine beaches, and...
October 24, 2015