The deep-seated fallacy of hindrance (or in technology parlance, “blocked by”) in a lot of our narratives, interactions, and goals. We tend to cling to embedded narratives in terms of fallacious pre- and post-analysis.  We tend to self-recriminate ahead of time or ruminate on an outcome that we either didn’t anticipate or couldn’t predict. Rather […]

It’s not a question that’s supposed to be superficial or easy to answer.  “A cheeseburger” isn’t the kind of answer that this kind of question, when asked with gravitas and vulnerability, that whole-hearted people are looking for. It’s not supposed to be easy to answer.  Difficult, yes –– but not impossible. What makes it seem impossible is […]

What is your number? What is the floating-point number of “chits” you owe someone else? When you think about what was bought with that number, does it make you happy? Does it fill you with anxiety? How much did that ski trip cost exactly? Was that over-priced latte worth it? The next time you go […]

When we focus on leading a passionate, meaningful life, we are also inadvertently creating a spectacular ripple effect of inspiration in the lives around us.  When one person follows a dream, tries something new, or takes a daring leap, everyone nearby feels their passionate energy; and before too long, they are making their own daring […]