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Eight ways to improve your people skills

Modernity is filled with false gods. How many of us have chased – and even achieved – success, only to find that it didn’t fill the void we hoped it would? How many times have we felt even more isolated after getting exactly what we thought we wanted? Of course, success isn’t the only falseRead More

It’s ok to not be ok from time to time

Right now life feels particularly unstable. Long time readers know that I endured a decent amount of turbulence this year, and to the best of my ability, I used it as an invitation to build a better life. As I write, I’m raising capital for my next business and exploring a new relationship. I’ve also startedRead More

The art of suffering: how to use pain to improve your life

March 2018, Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO: C* has always been generous, kind, and loving. Two years ago, I did something very hurtful to him. I’ve never apologized, and we’ve never talked about it, even though I feel its weight every time we hang out. It’s not that I don’t want to apologize; I’m just afraid.Read More

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