Reflections

Some Doors Are Meant to Stay Closed

"Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up. All we need to do is stop pounding on the door that just closed, turn around...and welcome the largeness of life that now lies open to our souls. The door that closed…

Imperfectionist Songs

It’s Only Fear

Alexi Murdoch is a songwriter and musician with a captivating yet calming voice, but to me, he is first a poet. I would say that he reminds me of Nick Drake, but that was only true when I first discovered his music. Now he…

Reflections

You Can’t Stop the Waves

When you avoid feeling your emotions, when you compartmentalize, when you tuck away something to feel another day, when you numb, when you use alcohol as a coping mechanism, when you avoid by working too much, when you blame others, or when you blame…

Reflections

Happy Regardless Of…

When I experience something negative or unintended, it is usually helpful to spend some time reflecting on the ways I may have influenced those events. How could I have done things differently? Did I make the right decisions based on what I knew then?…

Reflections

How Much Can You Add to Your Plate?

It's a game we play. We fill up our plate and then we see how much we can pile on top. We live in a buffet of opportunities, and in the same way that our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs, our desire…

Reflections Thoughts on Success

Taller than Everest

As humans, we tend to replace one desire with another. An accomplishment is quickly forgotten. The novelty of a new car wears off in days. An award is replaced by an aspiration for a new one. We thrive in aiming for new possibilities, but…

Reflections

A Job You Love, a Lamborghini, and the Cure for Cancer

Do your goals for success include living by your eulogy virtues? Because I would argue that the most successful people are those who live by their values. Regardless of their external achievements, those who live authentically by being consistent in their actions, whether or not…

Reflections

The Things We Waste

We waste water. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save around 8 gallons of water per day. That's 2,920 gallons per year or 46,720 cups of water. If you drink 8 eight-ounce cups of water per day, that's enough water for you…

Reflections

To Fill Doesn’t Always Mean to Satisfy

The amount of things to see, read, and hear are now infinite. Each day, more than 2 million blogs posts are published, The Washington Post alone publishes around 1,200 pieces of content (one about every 2 minutes), 95 million photos and videos are shared on…