The Most Important Perspective to Have – The Key to Success & Happiness

The most important perspective to have in life is one of continual learning. The day you open your mind to the fact that every opportunity is a source of education, tools, and mastery, you open yourself up to fulfilling experience. Fulfilling experience is not the same as just having experience. Success and happiness come with…

SERENITY NOW! 5 Ways To Not Freak Out When The Sky Is Falling

Remember driver’s education class and the countless times you’ve been told what to do if your car skids on ice? (turn into the skid and don’t slam the brakes) Or what to do in the event you catch fire? (stop, drop, and roll) What number to call in case of an emergency? (dial 911, Sherlock)…

Can Anger Actually Be A Good Thing?

Like wine, almost everything can be good for you in moderation. But, what about anger? When we think about anger, we often equate it with rage, violence, unhappiness, and negativity.  In our day-to-day, when frustration hits the edge and crosses into anger, our blood pumps a little harder and our heart beats a little quicker. In small…

Don’t Work Harder, Work Smarter

We’ve all had people in our lives tell us that hard work pays off. That is an alternative fact or at least a half truth. Similar to how nice guys tend to finish last, hard work doesn’t always pay off. True, you have to work hard in life. Nothing meaningful comes to the lazy who…

The Saddest Giraffe I’ve Ever Seen & A Lesson In Interconnectivity

This afternoon I was reading an article on CNN.com and came across the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.  I should have know what I was in for by clicking on the story since it was titled “Imagine a World Without Giraffes.”  My experience with giraffes is fairly limited, to say the least: a zoo visit…

How Seeing Britney Spears in Law Vegas Made Me a Better Person

I never thought I would utter those words.  Honestly, I am not a Britney fanatic by any means.  I am a realist, slightly skeptical, fairly serious nerd and business person who had never bought a Britney album or even a Britney song on iTunes in my life.  I did, however, buy tickets for Britney Spears’…

Is Taking Time for Yourself Overrated?

No. Why are we tempted to think it’s overrated?  Probably because we feel guilty taking time for ourselves.  Most of us are focused on high-achieving momentum and action in our lives, so why slow down?  We have enough that needs to get done without slowing the path to success, right?  Wrong. Slow your roll.  Take time…

What I learned from Rebecca Kumar and MedStar Georgetown Hospital

Two years ago today I was sleeping on a chair by my father’s bedside.  Weeks prior, I rushed him in my car to the emergency room of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, a hospital where he regularly received care.  My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in the summer of 2013.  He, being…

Why I Love Aly Raisman’s Parents

As many other Americans right now, I am glued to the tv watching women’s gymnastics.  This post is not about the gymnasts, but rather about their parents – actually,  Aly Raisman’s parents. Here is the reason I love Rick and Lynn, also know as Aly Raisman’s parents: They are so overwhelmed with love and excitement for their daughter,…

10 Things To Do Before The Sun Wakes Up

If you want to squeeze 25 hours out of a day, how you start your day is more important than you think. Even if you aren’t an early riser, you can utilize these quick tips to jumpstart every day the right way.