• Personal Development

    I challenged myself for one year to share original and deeply personal writings on Facebook

    For about a year, I’ve been running an experiment on my Facebook. I challenged myself to stop passively consuming content – posting clever memes, interesting articles, funny videos, and food pictures. I challenged myself to instead share more original and deeply personal writings and areas of expertise. Here’s what happened as a result: Richer discussions. People got INSPIRED. They started to change what they do. People started THINKING. They would talk to me offline about the things I wrote about. They didn’t just read about it and forget it. At this point, anyone who’s benefited from my writing on Facebook is NOT going to tell me, “Please go back to…

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  • Personal Development

    I am a person who

    My roommate and I once played a game called “I am a person who.” The idea is to think of all of the things you want or WISH were true, and then to say it like it IS true. So instead of saying, “I want to be successful” you say, “I am a person who is successful.” You don’t judge the statement or analyze it. You just notice how it feels, and allow yourself to experience its truth in the moment. Whatever you want to say is game. So tonight, while I was standing at a stoplight on the sidewalk, I decided to play this game with myself. (Yes, I talk…

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    What a break-up and Gossip Girl taught me about self-worth

    I had just broken up with someone. Actually, he dumped me over the phone. So in the weeks afterwards, my whole world disintegrated into an upside-down nightmare. I couldn’t stop crying, despite feeling like I shouldn’t waste tears over this guy. I didn’t know if I should take time off dating. Or if I should try to jump right back into the game of lackluster first dates via your dating app of choice. My social calendar, previously filled to the brim with fun dates at trendy spots, parties, and cuddling Netflix nights, was now empty. My friends were sympathetic, but most were focused on their long-term relationships or marriages and…

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