“no” man

I’m accustomed to being a “yes” man to extreme lengths. There’s nothing I wouldn’t try. And most things, I’m confident I can do given enough time and practice. Based on…

healthy disrespect for authority

Similar to how one needs a healthy dose of skepticism, one must have healthy disrespect for authority. People in authoritative positions, whether rightfully or wrongfully so, should not be assumed…

grateful again

“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet” — Helen Keller I have two jobs. My ass is getting kicked. There’s a…

selling out

The concept of selling out is something I’m still grasping, one failure after another. Fortunately, I fail forward with these; the failures make the stepping stones to success. What does…

what happened to my rituals?

I haven’t mentally or verbally expressed any gratitude for months now. A few months ago, I was meditating daily. Now, I barely have time to sleep. Gym time was a…

too open minded

Open mindedness is overrated. A (recovering) perfectionist such as myself endeavors to understand something from all angles. The problem is that this all encompassing, holistic approach to learning and problem…

true wisdom

This buddy of mine won’t stop pestering our facebook group of friends about women and dating advice. I’ve reached a point of total annoyance. And you can sense this in…

leave what no longer serves you

Day dreaming at first glance is seemingly insignificant. However, I’ve learned that it’s a pretty strong signal for me. When the frequency of day dreams increase, it means I’m no…

learning how to live

I was walking to the SF BART Station at night. I had just left my barback work. It’s been a long week. The only thing I had to show for…