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Putting yourself back together: guidance for when life collapses

Earlier this year: Going a day without crying feels like an accomplishment. Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched many things I cherish fall apart: I found out that one of my projects was in copyright violation and had to deal with a bunch of lawyers to sort everything out. A business partner of severalRead More

Permission to dream small

In my current phase of life, I find myself searching for next steps and trying to stay open to new possibilities. When I mention this to people, many urge me to “dream big,” or something along those lines. I realize that “dreaming big” means different things to different people. To me and my circle ofRead More

Why I turned comments off

As the blog grows, managing comments has become more difficult than it’s worth, so I’ve decided to turn the comments section off. It’s not that there are so many comments that I can’t keep up, it’s that they take up time, focus, and energy that would be better dedicated to other projects (like working onRead More

2017 personal review: lessons, losses, and victories

I almost don’t know how to describe 2017. Over the course of the past year, I: Was threatened with my first ever lawsuit (it scared the shit out of me when it happened, but now it feels strangely validating) Closed my life coaching practice (I realized that virtually all of my clients would be betterRead More

Staring the human condition straight in the eye

“Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first.” -E.B. White *** IfRead More

Why following your passions is bad career advice

I used to be one of those annoying guys who urged people to find their passion and encouraged them to turn it into it their job. As far as I could tell, it seemed like an obvious formula for creating a great, profitable life. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I was falling victim to cliché andRead More