The beauty of uncertainty

It's hard to embrace. The future...in all of its terrifying glory. It will have its way with you, no doubt. So why not just buckle up and enjoy the ride?

Love letter to a friend

It's been so many years. And here we are. 30 years ago I developed a mad crush on a skater punk in high school. He was sexy. He was shy. He was flirtatious and funny. Magnetic. Mysterious. A first love. But as is common in the tragic lives of 15 year-olds, the timing was wrong...our... Continue Reading →

What you should know about traveling to Machu Picchu

Overview: Planes, trains and automobiles It took a bit of effort and time to get to Machu Picchu. There did not seem to be any direct routes, so get ready to travel a little. This was how we did it over 2 weeks: FLY FROM PHILADELPHIA TO MIAMI TO LIMA, PERU FLY FROM LIMA TO CUSCO... Continue Reading →

Apparently failure IS an option

It can feel like the end of the world sometimes. You set out with a goal and fall flat on your face. Or your ass. But either way, sometimes it just feels better to stay down than to get back up and keep going. Whether the failure is monumental or minor, it is inevitable. Therefore,... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about marriage

I tried it. I couldn't make it work. Apparently, I'm not alone. So I decided to do a 10-question survey to find out how other people feel about marriage (download the results at the end of this article). In 2016, over 2 million people got married. But there were 827,000 divorces. So there are a... Continue Reading →

Just say “NO” to guilt

When I started this blog, my first article was about the beauty of saying “no” when I need to. The most recent example of this was a very difficult decision to cut myself some slack on the weekends (see "The Glorification of Busy"). I was feeling very guilty if I wasn’t being “productive” on the... Continue Reading →

The glorification of busy

When did being busy every minute become the definition of a successful, happy person? Why do we feel compelled to make lists and schedule our lives away, one precious minute at a time? I've always been a procrastinator. A free spirit. A fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person. Now I am a slave to the clock every second from... Continue Reading →

Why do people cheat?

It's complex. It's uncomfortable. No one wants to talk about infidelity. But here we are, diving head first into the rabbit hole.

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