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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...

Yesterday a sense of solidarity swept across our country, as we turned our gazes skyward to glimpse the United States' first total solar eclipse in 99 years. It was brief. It was non-partisan. It was peaceful. And it was real. More than 300 million Americans,...

Recently, while on a flight from Nashville to Seattle I jotted down my first "bucket list," at first through stream-of-consciousness and then refined and narrowed it to the best of the best before texting it to a few close loved ones. I want to get...

I’m excited to offer a completely re-written and updated version of my book The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living, available in both paperback and Kindle formats by visiting here. This book, as the title makes explicit, offers practical action steps and examples intended to help people...

It's been hard to put thoughts together for any kind of prose for the last few months, aside from a little bit of journaling several times per week. I've felt disillusioned, sad, and angry at what I perceive as a lack of individual critical thinking,...

Critical Thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions, while recognizing, understanding, and influencing the emotions of others....

The late Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for saying, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Fitzgerald is far from the only famous...

The societal backdrop for the 2016 Election can be described from many vantage points, and most of these are better explained by other writers. One observation I will declare, however, is that the dialog permeating Decision '16 is anything but a manifestation of Dr. Martin...

I conclude this blog series on "doing what matters most" by emphasizing the importance of maintaining wellness across four key spheres of living: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. I've been blogging about these spheres for more than five years, and describe them at length in my...