Managing life’s roadblocks

We’ve all been there: roadblocks in life, roadblocks in work, roadblocks in love. These often-sudden changes are those that completely knocks you off course, knocks the wind out of your sails, and then leaves you picking up the… Read More

Back to life, back to reality

Life update: So five weeks into my convalescence and I can finally go back to work and on with my life. My regular doctor wasn’t there but the fellow was and she thinks I can start walking assisted… Read More

Inspiring video drops

So convalescing is taking more out of me than I think I would like to admit. So writing is on the back burner for now. Still, over the past two days I have watched two great videos I’d… Read More

Why I blog

Amy Dacycyn of the Tightwad Gazette fame once pointed out that most people know how to save money: just spend less than you earn. Everyone knows that, right? The same way, she points out, that people know how… Read More

Articles: reducing your online time & addressing stress

If you are looking for some interesting reads on stress reduction and reducing the time you spend on your phone and online, I suggest the following: The Binge Breaker: Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to… Read More

Life advice from Hunter S. Thompson

Letters of Note has a wonderful letter that Hunter S. Thompson wrote to a friend when he was only 20-years-old. While full of good advice, a few quotes stand out: *In every man, heredity and environment have combined… Read More

Transitioning, the benefits of career diversification, and choosing work

My home office when I am doing contract work in the private sphere Last week I went on a job interview for an incredibly lucrative contract position within the federal government. I walked away thinking I had completely… Read More

Don’t choose to be one thing when you grow up

This TED talk resonated with me. Like Emilie, I like way too many things and have way too many interests to “follow my passion,” because I don’t just have *one* passion. To be honest, the cultural movement towards… Read More

A great article on the fallacy of “living your passion”

Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice: If passion is a job requirement, says the writer Miya Tokumitsu, employees have little room to complain about mistreatment at work.

Brainstorming: nosce te ipsum

Why do you want to work part-time? Is it so you will have more time for friends and family? More time for a creative pursuit? Do you need time to explore volunteer options for a career change? Do… Read More