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Feeling Depressed? Help Someone Else

I was listening to a podcast about psychology yesterday and the doctor was explaining that someone who is depressed is always thinking about what others think about them. People who are depressed don’t really look you in the eyes. They…

diving deep

Living Deep

So many people go through life swimming on the surface of the water. They have shallow conversations, shallow relationships and do shallow work. They choose to swim on the surface because they fear diving deep. “It’s dangerous down below”…


It’s a Different Pigmentation Stupid

It’s mind boggling to me that we still have racism today. A friend of mine tells me that in his small town he often hears racist comments or “jokes” that make him feel uncomfortable but he’s not sure how…


Avoiding Issues

Whether it’s a customer or a partner – what causes pain is often the false image of how things are suppose to be. One person thinks things are going to be one way only to be disappointed by them…


What If Every Day Repeated Itself?

Would you get bored? Would you live by your instincts? Feel depressed? Feel angry and annoyed? Numb yourself with drugs or alcohol? Contemplate suicide? Doing all the things that serve your ego. Or with this godly power would you…


Stop Living in Fear

I’m at the airport waiting for a flight to NYC.  The TV above my head is annoyingly blaring the news about what’s going on in the world. I haven’t watched TV for many years so I’m sensitive to what’s…


2 Ways People Change

There’s two ways people change. By facing an obstacle or by discovering new evidence. Of course many people don’t change. They grow up as the same teenager they once were. They cling to safety, validation and the “same old…


Talking To Strangers

I asked my daughter what the word “shy” meant and without hesitation she said: “It’s when you’re scared of people”. Kids have incredible intuition and her answer is accurate. Great things come from talking to strangers. Not only does…


Individualism or Collectivism?

Imagine you’re living by yourself on an island. You’re now free to do whatever you want whenever you want without concern for anyone else but yourself. At first living by your own rules feels great because we’re all born with…


You Need Space to Think

A friend of mine just had vertigo and had to take a week off work. Lying in bed she reflected on what she really wanted out of life. After a few days of nothing to do but think –…


9 Ways to Live More Authentically

Know who you are. Always be real and sincere. Focus on trust not opinions. Live by your values. Accept and love yourself. Forget what people think about you. Don’t become, just be. Don’t be scared to show your flaws.…


The Hard Part About Writing

Psychologist Steven Pinker in his book writes that the root cause of poor writing is what he calls “the curse of knowledge”. Basically the curse of knowledge is when a writer overestimates their readers understanding of an idea –…


Removing the Armor

Most people walk around like they’re wearing an armored suit – never letting anyone see their true selves. Armor feels safe but it carries a lot of weight. Weight that never allows you to form deep and meaningful connections…

Letting go

Delaying the Inevitable

Some people want to grow and adapt to change, while others weigh you down like an anchor. There comes a time when you have to face the reality that someone isn’t going to change no matter how much you…