September 29, 2020

It’s been about six months since Covid-19 first plucked us out of our routines and hurled us into an alternate universe. The ups and downs of our rapidly changing environment have me in a state that can best be described as perpetual energetic whiplash. When chaos like...

April 25, 2020

It’s 8:00 am and the house is eerily quiet, except for the familiar elevator music coming from my phone as I wait for my conference call to begin. Like most of you, I am slowly, reluctantly acclimating to this new normal, constructed of hodge-podge remote work, daytime...

August 22, 2019

When thinking of deep work, we often consider it within conventional containers like community service, non-profit work, volunteering and the like. Yet at its core, deep work is less about the work itself and more about the way we approach it. Zen Master Thich Nhat Han...

July 30, 2019

This month I completed my first ever Olympic triathlon. Six weeks of literal blood, sweat and tears spent in preparation for what ended up being a three-and-a-half-hour grind on the course. Training sessions entailed plenty of rainy swims, humid runs and muddy bike rid...

January 16, 2019

In a culture that ascribes self-worth to output and relationships with others, deliberately spending time alone without a task at hand is hardly the norm. Many of us drift through life distracted and unconscious, guided by the milestones established by society without...

November 9, 2018

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a clinic at my local climbing gym focused on falling and commitment. Yes, I actually paid someone to (safely) facilitate my choice to spend five hours doing something utterly terrifying. But for me, that’s what it’s all abo...

August 10, 2018

Last month, I applied to speak at SXSW about the importance of a balanced lifestyle, both in the office and beyond the halogen lights. Community voting is open through the end of August, please vote for me here!

There is a growing body of research supporting the signifi...

April 7, 2018

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Creating Mindful Leaders Workshop, hosted by the Michigan Wellness Council and teams from Limeade and Whil, companies that are championing the digital wellness space. The workshop was centered on mindfulness, stress and p...

January 7, 2018

Only a couple weeks have passed since the Winter Solstice and we've already seen single digits here in Detroit. With the cold comes hot cocoa, holiday cookies and spreading cheer at the office, which can also mean spreading germs. The best way to stay healthy? A  good...

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