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Taking The Day Off

Nothing wrong with taking a day off. Even God needed one. Except… If it’s not a strict commitment (like your job) where other people keep you accountable, then breaking the chain is problematic. Because it’s much easier to let it slide. It’s much easier to break a chain than to fix one. A cheat day […]

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Raising The Baseline

I don’t believe in the “money doesn’t motivate” mantra. It’s lazy, one-dimensional thinking. Sure, if we consider a c-suite executive who earns a 7-figure pay-check, has a room entirely dedicated to storing Prada bags and is trying to optimize the time she spends brushing her teeth so she can glance at her kids for an […]

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A Handful of Quick Points About Meditation

I started learning about and practicing meditation a little under a decade ago – that is, if you discount the time I’ve spent as a kid trying to mimic the meditation practice of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I’m not an avid meditator; I’ve been doing it on and off, somethings practicing every day for […]

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Philosophy

Reminders of Death

I was once told a story about a ritual observed by the generals of the Roman Empire after a victorious campaign. As the general was paraded in full shining regalia through the streets of Rome, waving atop his chariot to the people gathered in celebration, he would have a slave standing beside him, a little […]