Mid-year check-in

I launched this blog around the beginning of 2022, and while I am pleased with some of the content I’ve published, it is not really the blog that I want it to be. Why? I’m writing it as if I’m an expert trying to “monetize” or create professional clout in an area that I’m frankly…

Why You’ll Never Be Happy

If you want to enjoy your life, stop trying to be happy. There are so many books and podcasts and courses about finding happiness, you’d think there might be a formula or set of steps you can follow, but here’s the secret they never put on the book jacket: happiness is not a state that…

Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Why are you so uncomfortable? Why do we work so hard to avoid discomfort? Within our first few days of existence we’ve figured out that discomfort is part of the deal. To cope with it, we scream our heads off. We have to depend on others to change our diapers, feed us when we’re hungry,…

Five Foundational Habits

Habits are the key to a happy life. Or a terrible life. It really depends on the habits you pick. A great reference for choosing small habits and making them stick is James Clear’s Atomic Habits. Tiny, easy habits tend to lead to exponential changes over time, and healthy habits generate more healthy habits. On…