Fatherhood: Reflections on the last days of summer with my son

Popcorn, beer, and fans in blue surrounded us. Summer sun was beating down; a cool wind comforted us; and the crowd roared when a homerun soared over the back wall. His face glowed with hope and joy as we sat: My son and I perched in the Bronx.  He knew that I didn’t like staying … Continue reading Fatherhood: Reflections on the last days of summer with my son

Confessions of an introvert: unexpected events at a barbecue

Walking into a room full of people can be hard. A party isn’t just a party, especially if you're an introvert like me. They are work. But it’s summer in the city, and people want to barbecue. And I got invited to one in Brooklyn. Usually, I would have stayed safely at home, giving an … Continue reading Confessions of an introvert: unexpected events at a barbecue

One thing that helps you reach your potential

Sometimes who we are and who we want to be feel too far apart to do anything about. But that’s not true in many cases.  You can reach your potential.  It starts with these words.  “I can.” That simple phrase is the key to going further than we ever thought we could.  And yet many … Continue reading One thing that helps you reach your potential

Live a better life by improving this simple practice

Practicing gratitude cultivates happy and healthy lives in us.  But what if we could improve our practice by improving the things we are grateful for? Could we be happier and healthier and more abundant?  I think so. Let me explain. A lot of the things we are grateful for can be fickle like our families, … Continue reading Live a better life by improving this simple practice

The birthday gift I never wanted but needed

My birthday breakfast extravaganza was going just as I planned. Then with one twist, everything changed. I changed. Here’s the story. The extravaganza was going to look like this. I’d devour gluten-free chocolate chips pancakes smothered with butter and maple syrup at home with my beloved family. Then I would go out (I went alone … Continue reading The birthday gift I never wanted but needed

Improve your life one day at a time

We all want to get better, reach our goals, live better lives. But getting there is so freaking hard. When we think about growing a business, getting healthy, getting a promotion, saving for retirement, etc. it can feel daunting, overwhelming. And no matter how much we don't want to, we can end up quitting. But … Continue reading Improve your life one day at a time