It’s a chilly, damp, morning in Zion National Park. I enter the mouth of the Narrows - a sixteen-mile trek - alone at 5:30 am. I hear the leaves on the aspen trees whisper and collide like dominoes, watch the Virgin River careen effortlessly around bronze and black boulders the size of small Volkswagens, and… Continue reading A Brief Vignette on Self-Discovery in Southern Utah
If you’ve ever owned this beloved and often-spoiled pet, you know that the small price of adoption significantly understates the long-term value of companionship. There’s a good reason for the saying, “A Man’s Best Friend.” Hounds have been loyal hunters, protectors, and allies throughout human history, dating back to the earliest evidence of domestication, 32,000… Continue reading Want to feel better? Buy a dog (or two).
You know that moment while sleeping when you realize your feet are too long for the bed you’ve had since your 16th birthday? There's nothing more humbling. Seriously, someone thought combining my headboard with a bookshelf was a good idea. Wrong. Granted the books don't tumble on your face, sleeping on a shelf-pillowcase feels like… Continue reading 4 humbling lessons you learn living at home
Imagine one night walking back from your workplace you spot a suitcase in the middle of an alleyway. "How could someone leave their suitcase here?" You ask puzzled. You start walking the around the corner of the building looking for the owner, but no one is around as it's late at night. You decide to… Continue reading Identity: Whose idea is it anyway?
For most of us, at some point in time, we become ‘stuck.’ While nothing in our immediate surroundings seems to be an issue, we can’t help but feel the nagging sensation that something is not quite right in our lives. The feeling forces us to realize the fact that we’re capable of more, yet we’ve… Continue reading 8 self-limiting beliefs that keep you in a rut: Stop thinking and start living
People who consider themselves non-writers, and must write for some part of their jobs often tell you they’d love to pass their duties on to someone else. These individuals believe they lack the fundamental skill with words. Let’s be candid; writing is not easy. It feels awkward and unnatural a lot of the time. Oops,… Continue reading 7 ways to become a better writer: Start today
“I’d really like to be with you, I think we’re a good match” I proclaimed. “Well I have feelings for you, but I don’t know if our personalities are a good match.” “Okay, can you be a bit more specific.” “Well, what do I get out of this?” She asked. I felt like a dear… Continue reading 4 ways to offer immediate value in your relationships
I remember that moment walking into my room early in the afternoon. The sun filtered through the leaves of the palm trees and speckled patterns of shadows along the wall. A ray of light illuminated an old friend leaning against the closet. We hadn’t spoken in some time. The maple fretboard had accumulated a thin… Continue reading My first song
It’s a Monday. You’re running late for work, and your mind is flustered with worry. The pressure of obligations and expectations are squeezing tight and won’t let go. Instead of calmly evaluating the situation, you’re speeding around from one moment to the next. All you want is a chance to hit pause, but your life… Continue reading Handle stress like a pro with 3 steps: Stay calm and collected in any situation
“Cat. Six. Seven. Mouse. Dog. Eight. Ten. Fox.” She reads off the card. “Cat. Six. Seven. Mouse. Dog. Eight. Ten. Fox.” I respond. “Good job. Now let’s switch gears. This test will be more challenging.” I feel confident as she flips to the next card on the deck. “Okay, ready.” “Lily loves to play soccer.… Continue reading This is not your ordinary blog post