Category Archives for "Personal"

Week Ending 8/8/21

After coming off our first proper vacation in~2 years, I was playing from behind this entire week. I started by digging myself out of a few hundred emails. Then spent the rest of the week on calls to catch up on where everything stands. Here are some notable moments worth sharing…🤵🏼Handling Tradesmen & ContractorsA few months ago, […]

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Week Ending 7/18/21

I struggled to come up with a topic for this week’s newsletter. When that happens, I rely on the tried and true: Document, Don’t Create.Let’s dive in…👩🏼Dia is Back in the OfficeMonday was Dia’s first day back in the office. We’re not happy about it. We got used to that WFH lifestyle. The good news is […]

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How I Lost 10 Pounds in 9 Weeks

We are going to Cancun in July, which means three things:First vacation in ~2 years!Luna will finally get to meet more of her mom’s side.Pandemic Body needs to transform into Summer Body.We booked our flights on February 20th and dialed in our nutrition on March 1st. I’m down 10 lbs in the past 9 weeks and […]

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Lessons From My Stint in Acting

I went through a quarter-life crisis back in 2013. On the surface, I had everything anyone can ask for: good health, a cush job, a great girl, a tight-knit group of friends, a loving family, etc.However, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. Like there was more out there for me.I tried my hand […]

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11 Questions I Ask Myself

1. How am I complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want? More often than we’d like to admit, we are taking part in the things that make us mad, sad or unhappy. Here’s a silly example. You eat an entire bag of Oreos in one night. You tell yourself you can’t let that happen […]

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Using Mental Models To Select Childcare

Luna was born during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States. In the early days, there was a thick silver lining to our new normal. Being forced to stay home allowed us to focus 100% of our attention on Luna for 3 months.  During that time, we were able to lay a solid foundation […]

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The Social Dilemma

Former employees of Facebook, Apple, Google, Twitter, & Pinterest are all hanging around the water cooler. What do you think they’re talking about? Netflix will have you believe they are all clearing their consciences. Each of them are lamenting the role they played in helping create the platforms that are “ruining” our society today. The Social Dilemma is […]

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4 Tips on Writing a Newsletter

About this time last year, I was itching to flex my creative muscle in the form of a weekly newsletter.  Fast forward to today and we’re just one week away from issue #52 of SunShakSunday.  It’s been quite the journey. Over the past year, there were a handful of times where I’d have the next 3-4 weeks of […]

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Newborn Essentials

I can’t believe Luna turns 3 months old this week. The past 90 days are a blur. The days were long, but the weeks flew by.  As I was reflecting on the past 3 months, I couldn’t help but think about some of the “tools” that made the journey much easier and more enjoyable.  In an attempt […]

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Happy Father’s Day 2020

Today is my first Father’s Day. In today’s post, I want to share 3 important lessons I learned from my dad over the years. My dad hardly ever taught me a lesson with words. He wasn’t really the Danny Tanner / Uncle Phil type.  He never sat me down and lectured me to ensure I received the message. […]

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