Today is December 1st. That means 2018 is just one month away.
Companies have already begun, or finished, their 2018 strategic plans and budgets.
Politicians are laying the groundwork for their 2018 campaigns.
Gyms have their January marketing plans ready to rock.
So have you started thinking about your 2018 goals and plans?
Why do most . . .
The power of engaging with one thing at a time
The other day I was in the middle of emptying the dishwasher, and my phone buzzed.
I checked it, and there was a request for information.
I walked over to my desk to look up the information and sent it over.
Then I happened to see a new email. I read it and began to think about my reply.
I looked over and saw my journal, and thought I should . . .
I really enjoyed a short excerpt from one of Alan Watt's talks where he speaks on the purpose of meditation, and I wanted to share it with you.
The 224 second audio clip is here - and I encourage you to listen to it, as his voice and intonations add a richness that doesn't translate on the transcript.
That being said, here is the transcript: . . .
It's easy to be grateful for good health, for the food on our table, for shelter, and for the loved ones in our lives.
There is nothing wrong with feeling gratitude for these things. I wholeheartedly endorse not taking them for granted. But still, they're obvious. And sometime obvious is a crutch. Obvious allows us to get away with not . . .
When I go to a new city, I like to ask people who have been there before if they have any recommendations. I know lots of people do something similar. I think it's a shame those recommendations often never make it further than a private conversation or email exchange.
I was about to email my family some notes on Mexico City, but then I . . .
You know that feeling when someone contradicts you, or says something you believe is wrong, or ignorant, or offensive?
If you pay close enough attention, you can literally feel it: your jaw tightens, your breath becomes more bated, your heart rate might go up, and you may crinkle your face, or tense your shoulders.
This is the physical . . .
A Parable of Rush Hour Diplomacy
There is a bridge in Portland called the Ross Island bridge. It’s a relatively nondescript bridge architecturally. It’s not very pedestrian friendly. Sure, there are some nice views, but nobody is writing home about the Ross Island Bridge.
But maybe they should be. Because tucked away at the west end of the bridge is one of the . . .