Why I Ditched My Smartphone

Why I Ditched My Smartphone

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew On March 7, 2014, I pulled the plug on my smartphone. It wasn’t that I didn’t like having it; if anything, I liked having it...
Has the Self-Help Industry Sold Us a Pup?

Has the Self-Help Industry Sold Us a Pup?

English folklore tells of an old swindle. A peasant goes to market to buy his family a piglet. Piglets are much cheaper than adult pigs, and they can be fed on scraps. Once grown and fattened, they are slaughtered to provide a source of food for the whole family...
Leave the Judgement Behind

Leave the Judgement Behind

This past Sunday in Los Angeles, I spent a beautiful day with my Dad playing golf to celebrate his birthday. Although I was grateful to spend time with my Dad, the golf part was extremely frustrating. I hit a few great drives straight down the fairway, rolled a bunch...
Music Changed My Mind

Music Changed My Mind

During my childhood, I always kept a few albums and a record player in my bedroom. I even sang in choir during grade school and junior high. Still, music never really played a fundamental role in my life. In fact, it took decades before music changed my mind. Looking...

How to Handle Criticism

No one likes criticism, and why should we? By its very nature, criticism means that something is missing, that you have flaws, that someone has found you lacking. Even constructive criticism, given with every intent to help you rather than harm you, can plant seeds of...