The 4 Keys to Winning the Habit Race

“The habits of our lives have a powerful momentum that propels us toward the moment of our death. The obvious question arises: What habits do we want to create." The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski....

How To Design Your Personal Operating System

In a previous post, I argued that for most of us, our personal OS is an unintentional amalgamation of habits born from the chaotic interplay of our our genetics, family culture, and life/work experiences, represented...

You Are Not The Problem

I was a believer in free will until I found myself addicted to prescription narcotics. Everyday I counted out the tablets, everyday I promised to cut back the number I took the next day, and...

What is Your Unique Personal Operating System?

Eight years ago, at 57 years old, I found myself "stranded" on an island of isolation, loneliness, and existential angst, despite having all of the outward signs of great success. How did I slowly drift...

How to Make Compassion Your Personal Pain Reliever

Seven weeks ago my wife’s father was admitted to a memory care unit in a nursing home. He had started hallucinating 5 months ago and the hallucinations and subsequent disorientation progressed, promting a hospital admission,...

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