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.
That simple phrase is the key to going further than we ever thought we could.
And yet many of us find it difficult to say.
I know I do.
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Pizza is one of my favorite foods to eat.
So I love it when I find another great place to get a delicious slice.
There is this proper Roman pizza shop on the Upper East Side that I discovered, and I am so thankful that I did.
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Saying that I love bagels, pizza, donuts, and ice cream just doesn’t do it justice. I think about them all of the time, every day. I’m obsessed. I’m thinking about them right now. And I crave them, want them, yearn for them. And they seem to love me too. I can hear them calling to me as I type. Right now, a toasted sesame bagel smothered with scallion cream cheese is shouting my name over and over and over, “John Pa! Get over here, now. You need me!” And the others are always in the background, clambered for my attention, too. And I want to yield. Oh, I do.
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Loneliness is an unseen wound many of us carry, buried in us, festering and hard to heal.
Loneliness and I know each other well.
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Another birthday came and went, and I’m solidly over the hill. But I don’t feel that way.
In my thirties, I used to fear being forty. I dreaded it like one dreads a root canal. And it hovered over me like a black cloud. Probably the unknown was the cause for so much fear in me. I mean, What does someone do after they’re forty? I had no clue. It’s hard to see over a hill when you’re still climbing it. But now I know how stupid that was, pure ignorance.
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Over the years, my family and I have honed our sleep habits, and we love it, even though it is odd.
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Going to the grocery store for organic cucumbers should be boring.
But this time was different.
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We become like the people with whom we surround ourselves.
We are social creatures and can be influenced. We are more easily influenced than we think. I am.
Who do you want to be? Do you have dreams? Aspire to something greater?
You can achieve it.
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I fasted from food for three days last week, consuming only water for 72 hours.
Here’s what I learned.
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My wife was in our bathtub laboring. I was beside her doing my best to help. Our baby was crowning, and no one was there to help. We were two new parents having a baby in our condo, on our own.
Continue reading “A story: Our baby was born at home, and we were alone”