life

Learn to Work Hard

I was having a discussion the other day about a young man that's trying to figure out what to do after graduating high school; is it college? He may not be ready for

Recognizing Frustrations

Recently I realized that frustration is rooted internally. We regularly blame externalities for this feeling but those are just the triggers for our inner challenges. Far too often though, we don’t recognize

Gifted Kids are a Gift

Gifted is typically defined as 2 standard deviations above the mean (statistically). That's nerd-speak for "way out there" and often times that shows up when you talk to the kids. I'm not talking

So busy!

In reading this great post by Omid Safi, The Disease of Being Busy a lot resonated with me. Far too often I've answered the question, "How are you doing?" with "I'm so busy!

Stop Trying to be Happy

As I've continued my gratitude practice, I've come to realize that more and more of my challenges come from focusing on the wrong things. When we guess at what would make us happy,