Wrong turns make great stories

I once told my friend that “Wrong turns make great stories.” She responded, “If you live to tell the tale.” There is great value in doing the thing you’ve always wanted to do, in exploring your curiosities, in taking risks and leaps. It makes you that much more interesting.

Both pain and pleasure is pervasive

It’s heart-wrenching, how one song can transport you back to the moment of great euphoria or pain. How a song can make you feel so alive or so alone. The power that music has in triggering memories is instantaneous. It makes you realize that both pain and pleasure are pervasive as long as you’re aware … Continue reading Both pain and pleasure is pervasive

The hundred dollar idea

As an American, you are part of the global 1%. You have your basic necessities of food, water, shelter, warmth, and then some. When you see the world through that perspective, you realize that you have it good, though you may consider yourself “broke”. “Broke” mentality prevents many of us from giving back to those … Continue reading The hundred dollar idea

There is more good than bad in this world

Many parents teach their kids never to speak to strangers. That strangers are dangerous. That there are many people that can hurt you. Even that most men want to assault women. These parents may teach this due to fears created by their past experiences or from a skewed worldview fostered by the sensationalization of negative news. … Continue reading There is more good than bad in this world

Start with clarity

With any goal you pursue, it is necessary that you establish clarity of that goal. By “clarity”, I referring to your Why. Why do you want to achieve goal X?  You have to dig deep to understand your true motives and how goal X links up to your ultimate goal and the life style you … Continue reading Start with clarity

Reciprocate, pay it forward

Reciprocate. If someone treats you out, does you a favor, or gives up their precious time to help you problem-solve, do it back. If you want to be less overt, then reciprocate the next time you meet with them. Or surprise them with their favorite snack, flowers, or tickets to a sweet show. When someone … Continue reading Reciprocate, pay it forward

Success without challenge is mediocrity

If you know me, you know I love food. I love watching food. I even wrote an ode to chefs. When I tell people I spend my free time watching food documentaries, they next ask me, “Do you cook?” I answer, “Yeah, I’m getting into it. It’s a work in progress.” Then they ask, “Oh, … Continue reading Success without challenge is mediocrity