The Sum Of Passion and Perseverance

Several years ago, I saw Angela Duckworth's TED talk on "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance," followed shortly thereafter by the reading of her book with the same name. Enamored by the idea that anyone can reverse engineer the habits of high achievers, I've been continually working to practice grit in my everyday life.... Continue Reading →

How To Ask For A Favor

Have you even needed help from a family member or advice from a friend but didn't know how to ask for it? Many people, myself include, spent way to much time contemplating what to say and playing out potential responses before working up the nerve to ask for help. This is especially common when we... Continue Reading →

Psycheology: The Study of the Soul

Over the weekend, I listened to a lecture by Neal Goldsmith, psychotherapist specializing in psycho-spiritual development. The word psychology is derived from the Greek word psukhe, meaning "soul," "spirit," "mind," "life," and "breath," combined with the Greek logos, here used as "statement," "expression," and "discourse," more often thought of today in the form of "-ology,"... Continue Reading →

Great Minds Discuss Ideas

We all have that one friend, coworker, or family member that gossips incessantly about the dumbest things. Did you hear what you Aunt Carol said? Did you see what Kim Kardashian wore? Did you watch the latest episode of The Bachelor? It's like a disease where they cannot stop talking. Despite, the "no, I haven't,"... Continue Reading →

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