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

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

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

Want to change your career? Do this.

Have you ever wondered if you should do something else for work? You can. Of course you can find work that you enjoy.  I've made my fair share of career changes, working at a church, a bank, and an interior design company before starting my company, a website design and development agency, specializing in Drupal … Continue reading Want to change your career? Do this.

How I fight my cravings everyday

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 … Continue reading How I fight my cravings everyday

Can life and work really be balanced?

Work-life balance is a concept that doesn’t help us achieve what we really want. What it’s supposed to do is help us find a way to make a living as well as pursue other interests outside of work. But I don’t think it does that because it is so nebulous. How will I ever know … Continue reading Can life and work really be balanced?

How New Yorkers react to our five pound baby

New York can be a hard place. People are rushing around you, treating you as if you weren't human, only something in their way. The bustle can be overwhelming. You can get lost in the shuffle and feel like a number. But living here with a family has been very different, especially with a newborn. … Continue reading How New Yorkers react to our five pound baby