Audit Your Life

Working in quality assurance, audits are a regular part of my job. I am always thinking in terms of what is contractually required against what is being produced. I'm always looking out for discrepancies, as well as opportunities to improve processes. I think the same principles can be applied to other areas of life. Conduct... Continue Reading →

Counterbalance

When I was first diagnosed with valley fever in 2015, the radiologist noted mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine along with the fungal and bacterial infections filling my lungs. After eight years on the back burner, yesterday I finally saw someone about it. The practitioner is a chiropractor, though he doesn't adhere to the "snap,... Continue Reading →

Small Habits Make a Big Difference

When we watch people make small choices, like snacking on some carrots instead of a candy bar, the difference of a few hundred calories doesn't seem to matter much. In the moment, that's true. However, as days turn to weeks and weeks to months and months to years, those tiny habitual choices compound. The same... Continue Reading →

A Helpful Tip For Quitting Social Media

I became inactive on social media about eight years ago. I deleted all accounts except Facebook because all of those "friends" I had. After four years, Facebook was gone too. It wasn't easy. Those things are made to be highly addictive, offering continual hits of dopamine. While Facebook was disabled, but not yet deleted, I... Continue Reading →

A Lifestyle Diet

Many people pay attention to the foods they eat, limiting calories, carbohydrates, sugars, or fat. But your diets isn't just what you eat. It's everything you choose to consume. The things you watch - Netflix, news, pornography The things you read - books, newsletters, opinion pieces The people around you - family, friends, social media... Continue Reading →

Systems & Stories Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Someone recently asked me whether I tend to think in terms of systems or stories. I thought about it for a brief moment before responding, "both." My blog's tagline is "sustainable systems & storytelling," while that of my previous blog was "the subjective perspective of an analytical optimist." If my ten-year-old self had a blog,... Continue Reading →

Leveraging Your Most Valuable Resource

What does your morning routine look like? How much of each day do you spend getting ready, glued to your office chair or complaining to friends? Time is your most valuable resource. Unlike any other resource, you are always spending time. Everything you do at work or in your personal life takes time. And no... Continue Reading →

Homework For Life

Every day is composed of moments. Even during those phases of life in which we feel like we're reliving the same day over and over again, drowning in the monotony. Whether stuck in bed suffering chronic illness, home all day caring for an infant or glued to an office chair for forty hours a week,... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #3

Hello friends, and welcome to another week of web miscellany! How is the weather where you are? We're hitting record temperatures, so I'm planning to pick up some fresh watermelon from the farmer's market and then stay indoors as much as possible. Check out my favorite articles, videos, and links from around the web this week,... Continue Reading →

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