Ego is the Enemy

IntroClinical definition of ego – an unhealthy belief in our own importance. Arrogance or self centered ambition. Marina Abramovic, “if you start believing in your own importance, it is the death of your creativity”This book will help us beHumble in aspirationsGracious in successResilient in failuresAspireTalk talk talkYour belief in yourself must be dependent on actual achievement, […]

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Giving Tuesday: Thanksgiving’s Final Event

Thanksgiving has evolved into a multi-day event that gives us a license to temporarily lose self control.  For many of us, the festivities start the night before Thanksgiving. Friends and family gather for an event commonly referred to as “Blackout Wednesday”. Thanksgiving Eve is believed to be the biggest drinking night of the year. What’s better […]

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Sleep Smarter

The lessons from Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stephenson are written as directives below. Sleep quality & quantity has significant impact on quality of life. Consider the following:Human Growth Hormone releases during sleep. This helps your body maintain and repair muscles.One night of sleep deprivation can make you as insulin resistant as someone with type 2 diabetes.*Insulin resistance […]

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Every Pregnant Couple’s Biggest Fear

Last night, we had a terrible scare. Around 6PM, Dia rushed into the apartment out of breath. She dropped her laptop bag, jacket, and keys on the floor as soon as the door slammed shut behind her. I was sitting on the couch, watching TV waiting for her to come home. Dinner was already prepared, […]

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The Paradox of Choice

Disclaimer: Much of this article is quoted directly from a book called, The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz. Proper citation practices would have riddled this piece with quotation marks and parentheses. For your reading pleasure, I skipped all of that. Instead, I’d like to start off by saying I credit the entirety of what […]

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Happiness Is A Skill You Must Practice

Happiness is not somewhere you move to after decades of hard work. It’s not a material item you can buy at the mall. It’s not a certain number in your bank account. It’s not a status with your preferred travel partner. In short, happiness is not something you can measure. Instead, it’s a vaguely defined […]

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