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One of my core values is becoming more self-aware and joyful through ongoing mindfulness practices, In a wonderful book called Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan offers the "Siberian North Railroad," or "SBNRR," approach as a way to respond to emotional triggers (i.e., people or situations...

One of my core values is striving for physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual health. "Physical" health is an interesting challenge for me these days, as I near a milestone birthday and find various parts of the machine known as my body beginning to show some...

I'm back in the routine of taking early morning walks. They're not very long, but they don't need to be. They're usually technology-free; just me, walking outside and looking around and trying to practice mindfulness activities such as focusing on my breathing and paying attention...

I was driving my daughter to Nashville yesterday when that familiar Beatles' song "Fixing a Hole" came on the radio: "I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in/And stops my mind from wandering/Where it will go...

Zappos founder Tony Hsieh has a cool approach toward creating a work culture of sustainable happiness. His approach examines three forms of happiness: 1. Pleasure 2. Passion, or "flow" 3. Higher purpose, or values Hsieh advises that pleasure is the rarest form of happiness, and should be acknowledged and...

Another mass shooting in America. Dozens of futures ripped away; hundreds of survivors who will deal with the emotional and physical recovery for the rest of their lives. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of friends and family members grieving in disbelief. And millions and millions more Americans...

I am the prototypical white, privileged, straight male. I was raised in a middle class home, and though my parents were far from wealthy I was sent to college and they paid for all of it. I moved into the professional work force, and eventually...

I'm reading the book Chasing Relevance, which is focused on ways to more fully engage the Millennial generation. There's plenty of important takeaways in this book that I'll probably write about another time, but the other day I was struck by a small section on...

As we progress in our careers and work with all kinds of people, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing there's just one or two areas of strength that are the most important--and that everyone should strive to develop these in order to...

These days, I'm practicing making the "first three hours" of each day all about my own health, personal growth, creativity, and learning. If you don't prioritize time and space for such endeavors (and the specific chunk of the day when you do them will vary...