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What to keep when you break out of your daily routine

What to keep when you break out of your daily routine   No matter how you feel about the holiday season, there’s one thing it does incredibly well:  help you break out of your daily routine. Last week, I road tripped to New Mexico on the first week-long vacation I’ve had since January. We visited Santa...

Thoughts become things and what you can do about it

Thoughts become things and what you can do about it   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things. More specifically, about thoughts becoming things. About how when I wanted to win so badly, but then that new kid in 5th grade beat me for best D.A.R.E. speech, even when I used the Forrest Gump cliché...

Clear your mind clutter: Q&A with The Minimalists

Clear your mind clutter: Q&A with The Minimalists Have you ever looked around your house, and all the things in it, and wondered,  how in the heck did all of this get here? I’ve been having this conversation with myself a lot lately, ever since I talked with Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists (more on...

Killing your self doubt with kindness

Killing your self doubt with kindness   Sometimes I have so much to write about that I end up not knowing what to write. This is one of those weeks. And it has been a heck of a week. Like most writers, I write in order to make sense of the world. I sometimes write without a clear path or conclusion,...