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
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
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
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. Pies upon rectangle pies line the glass case … Continue reading This pizza will make your life better
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
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.
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
Loneliness is an unseen wound many of us carry, buried in us, festering and hard to heal. Loneliness and I know each other well. I’ve had long seasons of life where it haunted me: my father dying when I was eight, growing up as a minority, being single until my thirties, and living in New … Continue reading Punching loneliness in the face
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?
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