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Start Here: The Big Picture

I write stories you can read in less than five minutes, featuring diverse professionals whose tips on applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life. These characters face familiar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The [...]

Input Overload

One of my top strengths is also one of my core weaknesses. I’ll elaborate in a moment, but consider whether this statement is generally true for you as well, whatever your strengths happen to be. The personal strength I’m referring to is labeled as “Input” by the popular CliftonStrengths assessment, but I was cultivating this […]


Learning the Enneagram

During the past few months I’ve devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they’ve owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I’ve read, I’ve captured dozens of pages of insights in my journals, often diagramming how the different Enneagram concepts tie […]


Buddhism: Lived Out Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha’s teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative reaction to what’s going on around us or within us) […]


Buddhism: The Noble Eight-fold Path

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path as a practice to help […]

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