Category Archives for "Personal"

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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Placenta Accreta

It’s 8:00 pm on 4/16/2020.  The nurse looks at the clock and says, “We’ve been pushing for two hours.” She follows with, “Would you like to take a break?”. “Yes”, Dia whispered, with what seemed like her last ounce of strength.  We’re approaching the end of what had otherwise been an extremely long day.  Here’s a quick recap to […]

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Contemplating COVID-19

We’re two full weeks into social distancing. At first, it seemed like 15 days would do the trick. Today, however, it feels as though there’s no end in sight.  Despite being in self-quarantine with two of my favorite people in the world (Dia and her mom), I’m really missing the social interactions I’ve become accustomed to.  As […]

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I Sold My Tesla!

Back on April 1st, 2016, I stood in line for 2 hours at the Short Hills Mall to secure my reservation for the Tesla Model 3. My friend, Pankaj, and I even made the background cut on ABC news. I am cheesin’ so hard in this picture. We were next in line. It took 2 years, 4 […]

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Let it Go

I’ve been carrying the same backpack to work everyday since Dia gifted it to me a few years ago. Over time, it’s become heavier and heavier. I felt like an old man trying to pick it up every morning. I would let out a small grunt as I threw it over my right shoulder. I couldn’t […]

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