The Four Tendencies

“According to your answers, your dominant tendency is ‘Rebel’” Wait, what? Moi? Surely not. I see myself as an ‘Upholder.” A straight up rule-follower. Someone who is disciplined, and law-abiding–a straight arrow. How could the quiz have gotten it so… Read More ›

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    So I just finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, in which she recounts her year-long endeavor to add more happiness to her life. It’s a quick and easy read, one I recommend to anyone who has a few… Read More ›

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    A few years ago, I started going to a local poetry workshop. I was introduced to the workshop by a new friend who was himself an emerging poet. The group was small and friendly, and the meetings were structured around… Read More ›

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    Six parts water to three pounds bones the same bones bent over yesterday’s laundry the same laundry I did a week ago. The same week ago. Ginger-garlic fried to fragrant potency the same potency that lifts the senses, the spirits… Read More ›

  • 5 Journals for Personal Growth

    So I’m a big fan of the journal. I first started to use one some 10 years ago as a way to “think.” My thoughts are often a jumbled mess, and writing is a way for me to make sense… Read More ›

  • Do Something Different

    Every ten years or so, I go a little nuts and challenge myself to do something wacky, something well-outside my comfort zone, something that requires me to push myself, something that makes me cuss up a storm and question my… Read More ›

  • Die Empty – Todd Henry

    Die empty . . . I don’t know why, but this idea really resonates with me. It could be the juxtaposition of living fully with dying empty. It could be the notion of leaving everything on the table. No hold… Read More ›

  • Productivity Retreats

    A while ago, I came across an article titled, “The Three Day Productivity Retreat Everyone Needs.” Ah, I thought, an article about how to take a time out when you’re feeling burnt out and need to “retreat” from your “productivity”–Great!… Read More ›

  • Curate Your Life!

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    Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with morning routines. Not just my own, mind you; I have this weird fascination with other people’s morning routines–famous people, successful people, writers, entrepreneurs, my physics professor, the next… Read More ›