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2022-11-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 113. How Can You Improve Your Mental Endurance? โ€” No Stupid Questions

2022-11-28: First bad snow storm hit this evening and the roads are a mess. Tried to take my daughter to work, โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 538: The Last Employee At Twitter โ€” Core Intuition

2022-11-27: The Packers were surprisingly good against the Eagles tonight, but not quite enough. Jordan Love โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: What a season for USC! Glad the Utes were the team that handed them their only loss, but they are โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: 45-23! Total second half domination by Michigan over Ohio State. What a game it was! So much closer โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: The first big mistake of the game looks like itโ€™s going to seal the loss for Ohio State. Especially โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: Wow, 4-point save with that pass break up by Sainristil! Go Blue! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-11-26: This second-half Michigan team is just having fun. They are impressive! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-11-26: What a game so far! Michigan looked to be no match for Ohio State, but just tied it up. Great stuff! โ€ฆ

2022-11-25: I was surprised how well the U.S. played against England. A 0-0 tie that felt like a victory. โ€ฆ

2022-11-23: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: Thereโ€™s An Area Of Optimal Stress That Results in Optimal Performance: โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ General Conference October 2022 Sunday Afternoon Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of โ€ฆ

2022-11-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 256: Optimizing Paywalls โ€” Under the Radar

2022-11-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: In a Critical Situation, Would You Choke? | Self Disciplineโ€”How to Fight โ€ฆ

2022-11-20: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ›Œ Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Read this 5 min a night for the past few months. Might be my โ€ฆ

2022-11-19: What a frustrating night for the Utes. So many missed opportunities. This season was so close to โ€ฆ

2022-11-19: What a PAC-12 game! USC and UCLA were fantastic. Congrats Trojans! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-11-18: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 537: With Public Squares Like These โ€” Core Intuition

2022-11-18: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Out-Teach Your Competition โ€” Rework

2022-11-18: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 359: Defend Us In Battle. The Story of Medal of Honor Recipient, Michael Monsoor. With โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“บ Light & Magic (TV series) - Wikipedia Absolutely inspiring. I loved the behind-the-scenes โ€ฆ

2022-11-16: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– Halt’s Peril (Rangerโ€™s Apprentice Book 9) by John Flanagan

2022-11-13: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ General Conference October 2022 Sunday Morning Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of โ€ฆ

2022-11-13: Whoa, what an ending. Arizona upsets UCLA in a battle that comes down to the last second. ๐Ÿˆ

2022-11-12: Total domination by Utah tonight. Stanford looked good right at the beginning of the game and then โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: TCU is still unbeaten! What an intense game against Texas. Defensive battle in the first half and โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: What a fun close game with Oregon and Washington! Back and forth all game and down to the wire. Sad โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger’s Apprentice Book 8) by John Flanagan

2022-11-11: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: You Will Fail To Make Your Kids Exactly Who You Want Them To Be | What To โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 255: The Discontinuity Principle โ€” Under the Radar

2022-11-09: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿฅฃ The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath Read over the past three months as I ate breakfast โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Happier Parents, Happier Kids Pt 2: Letting Children Try and Fail โ€” The Happiness Lab with โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Happier Parents, Happier Kids Pt 1: Your Child Isnโ€™t a VIP or a Fragile Vase โ€” The Happiness โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โฒ๏ธ Keep Going by Austin Kleon Read yesterday and today during pomodoro breaks. Perfect recharge โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 9 - I Love You, Sweetheart โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World

2022-11-07: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 536: Worse Than I Thought It Would Be โ€” Core Intuition

2022-11-07: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Company Meet-Up: Amsterdam Edition โ€” Rework

2022-11-06: What a game! Titansโ€™ offense just sputtered up and the Chiefs turned around all the momentum at the โ€ฆ

2022-11-05: What an exciting win for LSU over Alabama! Tide fought back to make it so close at the end, but an โ€ฆ

2022-11-05: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 112. Is It Okay to Hate Highbrow Culture? โ€” No Stupid Questions

2022-11-04: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– The Siege of Macindaw (Rangerโ€™s Apprentice Book 6) by John Flanagan

2022-11-04: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 513. Should Public Transit Be Free? โ€” Freakonomics Radio

2022-11-04: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 110. Why Is Angela Stepping Down as C.E.O. of the Nonprofit She Founded? โ€” No Stupid โ€ฆ

2022-11-04: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 358: Out of Airspeedโ€ฆ And Ideas. With Airforce Fighter Pilot and Hanoi POW, Col. Lee Ellis. โ€ฆ

2022-11-04: In this update, I share some good news about turning the page and starting a new chapter, and the โ€ฆ

2022-11-03: Wow! 8-0. What a season for the Eagles so far. ๐Ÿˆ

2022-11-03: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 109. What Is the Purpose of Embarrassment? โ€” No Stupid Questions

2022-11-03: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Sketchnote Handbook 10th Birthday Episode - S12/E05 โ€” Sketchnote Army Podcast

2022-11-03: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ General Conference October 2022 Saturday Evening Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of โ€ฆ

2022-11-02: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger’s Apprentice Book 5) by John Flanagan

2022-11-01: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– Erak’s Ransom (Ranger’s Apprentice Book 7) by John Flanagan

2022-11-01: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: You Are The Average Of The People You Hang Around With - Jockoโ€™s Take | โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 512. Does Philosophy Still Matter? โ€” Freakonomics Radio

2022-10-31: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 108. Should You Try to Be Less Angry? โ€” No Stupid Questions

2022-10-31: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ โ€œI Was A Stranger and You Welcomed Meโ€ โ€” Revisionist History

2022-10-30: Well, at least the Packers didnโ€™t roll over and give up when they fell down in the first half. They โ€ฆ

2022-10-29: Penn State blew it in that 4th quarter. Such an exciting game up until then, but then they imploded. โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โ›ช๏ธ The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ โ€” translated by Joseph Smith Jr.

2022-10-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 511. Why Did You Marry That Person? โ€” Freakonomics Radio

2022-10-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 107. Is It Worth It for Charities to Harass Their Donors? โ€” No Stupid Questions

2022-10-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 535: A Modest Hellscape โ€” Core Intuition

2022-10-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Decisions are Temporary โ€” Rework

2022-10-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 254: New and Different โ€” Under the Radar

2022-10-28: This weekโ€™s update shares my therapist and me being symptomatic together, giving my wife a gift of โ€ฆ

2022-10-26: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 8 - ยฏ_(ใƒ„)/ยฏยฟ Lauren comes out to family? ยฏ_(ใƒ„)/ยฏ โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World

2022-10-26: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Hulking Out! Why You Change When Youโ€™re Angry โ€” The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

2022-10-26: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ General Conference October 2022 Saturday Afternoon Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of โ€ฆ

2022-10-22: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– Oakleaf Bearers (Rangerโ€™s Apprentice Book 4) by John Flanagan

2022-10-22: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ When Will Met Grace โ€” Revisionist History

2022-10-22: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 106. Did Your Early Childhood Determine the Course of Your Life? โ€” No Stupid Questions

2022-10-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Star Struck โ€” Revisionist History

2022-10-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Leaving the Cloud โ€” Rework

2022-10-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 534: A Really Good Mac App โ€” Core Intuition

2022-10-21: After another challenging week, I share a positive spike, taking my kids and winning the organ, and โ€ฆ

2022-10-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 6: Live in Eugene โ€” Legacy of Speed

2022-10-20: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 356: We Can Determine What Manner of Men We Will Be. With Ed Thelander โ€” Jocko Podcast

2022-10-19: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 7 - Will You Be My Autistic Friend? โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World

2022-10-19: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: Your Life Is Dragging Because Of The Undone Small Things. โ€” Jocko Podcast โ€ฆ

2022-10-17: Chargers vs Broncos was a defensive slug out. That was a tense game. Injured kicker wins the game โ€ฆ

2022-10-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ You Only Live Onceโ€ฆ So Commit โ€” The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

2022-10-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 533: A Moment Of Insight โ€” Core Intuition

2022-10-15: Wow. Just wow. That Utah v USC game was one of the best college football games Iโ€™ve seen. So โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 5: The Legacy โ€” Legacy of Speed

2022-10-14: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“บ The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season One Wow. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Excited โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: In this update, I share about a rescue med that works, ups and downs, and leveraging caffeine. ๐Ÿง  โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 4: The Mexico City Games โ€” Legacy of Speed

2022-10-13: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 3: Exit, Voice or Loyalty โ€” Legacy of Speed

2022-10-13: 1:03pm up Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. Posted for A Day in the Life.

2022-10-13: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ General Conference October 2022 Saturday Morning Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of โ€ฆ

2022-10-12: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 6 - Autism Pleasantville or: A Ridiculous Journey Into A Neurodivergent Fantasia โ€” The โ€ฆ

2022-10-12: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: Taking Pleasure in Other Peoples Pain | Guys Looking to Start Trouble โ€ฆ

2022-10-11: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Fun of Eating a Pepper Hotter Than the Sun โ€” The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos โ€ฆ

2022-10-11: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 253: Motivation Slumps โ€” Under the Radar Super helpful listen as two friends give each other โ€ฆ

2022-10-11: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Extra Intuition 13: Make All The Mistakes โ€” Extra Intuition โ€œSometimes Iโ€™m torn when doing โ€ฆ

2022-10-10: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 132: Book and Mastodon update โ€” Timetable Enjoyed listening to the return of an old โ€ฆ

2022-10-10: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ In Triplicate โ€” Revisionist History Chilling look at the effects of requiring prescriptions โ€ฆ

2022-10-09: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 532: Swing for the Fences โ€” Core Intuition

2022-10-09: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 354: Everything in Life Is A Negotiation. With Chris Voss. โ€” Jocko Podcast

2022-10-08: Wow, BYU vs Notre Dame game was much more exciting than the first half appeared. Not a great day for โ€ฆ

2022-10-08: The Utes game was close until the end. Too bad. The season had such promise. Congrats UCLA. ๐Ÿˆ

2022-10-08: What a start for Michigan! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-10-07: This update shares the effects of changing medication (not good!), an uplifting chance for โ€ฆ

2022-10-06: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โœ๐Ÿป The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

2022-10-06: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“บ Ted Lasso Season Two

2022-10-06: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 5 - Letโ€™s Talk About Hard Things โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World

2022-10-06: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: Loss Aversion: Youโ€™d Rather Not Lose Than Actually Gain | People Always โ€ฆ

2022-10-05: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Why Living Without Regret is a Bad Idea โ€” The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

2022-10-05: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 353: If You Have The Wherewithal To Do Things, Then You Should Do Things. Congressman โ€ฆ

2022-10-04: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ General Conference April 2022 Sunday Morning Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“บ Ted Lasso Season One

2022-10-02: Through Christ, we can all find healing and belonging. Sketchnotes from the Sunday afternoon session โ€ฆ

2022-10-02: As we make and keep covenants with God, we will find rest and overcome the world. Sketchnotes from โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: The path of discipleship requires us to remain willing to follow Christ over a journey of a โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: No matter who we are, we will always find belonging in our Savior. Sketchnotes from the second โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: The opening session of General Conference was uplifting and encouraging. Such a great reminder of โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: We always look forward to this weekend! General Conference with the family is a great tradition. โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 531: We Have So Much Data โ€” Core Intuition I hear both sides of this debate. I have โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Donโ€™t be a Hero โ€” Rework This resonated so strongly. I hate working in an organization that โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 252: Apple Watch Ultra โ€” Under the Radar

2022-09-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Quick Wins โ€” Rework

2022-09-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 530: Sounds Complicated โ€” Core Intuition โ€œI love how youโ€™re giving this as a tip for โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ADHD & How Anyone Can Improve Their Focus | Episode 37 โ€” Huberman Lab My therapist says โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: In this momentous update, I share a low point forgetting a commitment, a reminder that I really do โ€ฆ

2022-09-28: This is going to be awesome. You wonโ€™t want to miss it! The Sketchnote Layout Live Workshop โ€ฆ

2022-09-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 4 - Hannah Gadsby Is My Bestie โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World This. โ€œSometimes our brains โ€ฆ

2022-09-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: It Will Take Longer Than You Think. Itโ€™s Hofstadterโ€™s Law | Comparing โ€ฆ

2022-09-28: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Handbook for Sonic Happiness - A Twenty Thousand Hertz/Happiness Lab Mash-up โ€” The โ€ฆ

2022-09-27: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 352: Fixing Your Mind, Mind Mechanics, and Mental Health, w/ Dr. Karlyn Pleasants and Megan โ€ฆ

2022-09-27: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Saga Volume 10 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples This is a moving series that never โ€ฆ

2022-09-26: Too bad this great game ended on an interception. Giants could have stayed undefeated, but the โ€ฆ

2022-09-26: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ Women’s Session โ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2022-09-25: Wow, what a win for the Packers. Squeaked by on that one with a stop on the last play! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-09-24: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Science & Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) | Episode 78 โ€” Huberman โ€ฆ

2022-09-23: This update shares a vacation win, a vacation struggle, and a new sharing practice. ๐Ÿง  #99: Canโ€™t get โ€ฆ

2022-09-22: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง โ›ช๏ธ Saturday PM Sessionโ€” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2022-09-20: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Hostile Takeover by Cheri Baker Light and fun, these books are delightful. Just enough twists โ€ฆ

2022-09-20: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Power Play by Cheri Baker

2022-09-20: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 3 - Little Robots and Casual Rockers โ€”The Loudest Girl in the World

2022-09-19: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Move to Your Happy Place โ€” The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos Our environment shapes โ€ฆ

2022-09-19: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ The Assistant by Cheri Baker I started reading the newest book in the series and realized I โ€ฆ

2022-09-19: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: Start Walking | Influencing Toxic People โ€” Jocko Podcast How to get โ€ฆ

2022-09-19: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 21. Deeper Pathways โ€” The Full Cup Beautiful example of the 4 step process to become free โ€ฆ

2022-09-18: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 529: Convinced Itโ€™s The Right Choice โ€” Core Intuition

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 2 - Goodbye, Routine; Hello, Meltdown! โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World My therapist tells me โ€ฆ

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 351: SEALS, Spec Ops, and Psychedelics w/ Marcus & Amber Capone โ€” Jocko Podcast โ€ฆ

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 1 - Talking: A Love Story โ€” The Loudest Girl in the World Reminiscent of my experience โ€ฆ

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Underground: Pygmalion - High Expectations Lead to High Performance | Snitching and โ€ฆ

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Nerd Out! The Happiness of Being a Fan โ€” The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos I loved โ€ฆ

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jocko Podcastโ€”350: Someone Must Walk The Point. With Marine Corps Major Tom Shueman

2022-09-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 528: I Think I Love Itโ€”Core Intuition

2022-09-16: In a quick vacation update, I share a lesson learned from running into my daughter while walking on โ€ฆ

2022-09-10: What a game! Alabama dodged a bullet there. Texas should have won! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-09-09: Wow, what a match! Congrats to the teenager. Tiafoe played fantastic, and Alcaraz was sublime. I โ€ฆ

2022-09-09: Iโ€™ve never been huge into tennis, but this semifinal match between Tiafoe and the 19yo Alcaraz has โ€ฆ

2022-09-08: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โ›ฑ๏ธ Rangerโ€™s Apprentice: The Icebound Land by John Flanagan

2022-09-03: NO!!! The Utes were poised to win and threw an interception in the end zone with 17 seconds left. โ€ฆ

2022-09-03: Yikes. Now things are not looking good for the Utes. ๐Ÿˆ

2022-09-03: Letโ€™s go Utes!! Regaining the lead to close out the 3rd quarter. Strong game on both sides so far. ๐Ÿˆ

2022-08-29: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โ›ฑ๏ธ Rangerโ€™s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

2022-08-26: This week included a reprise in my role as a limited-time stay-at-home dad, a chilly discovery, and โ€ฆ

2022-08-19: This weekโ€™s update shares my experience with yet another psychiatrist and noticing my recent โ€ฆ

2022-08-14: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โ›ฑ๏ธ Rangerโ€™s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

2022-08-09: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿฅฃ Atlas of the Heart by Brenรฉ Brown

2022-07-29: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Mating in Captivity: Unlocking erotic intelligence by Esther Perel

2022-07-21: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ’ญ Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

2022-06-23: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– โ›ฑ๏ธ The Tripods: City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher

2022-06-23: Excited about starting a new chapterโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฅณ Iโ€™m open for business!

2022-06-20: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ’ญ On Writing Well by William Zinsser

2022-06-17: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink

2022-06-08: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ’ญ Writing to Persuade by Trish Hall

2022-06-08: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ’ญ Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

2022-04-03: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ’ญ Several short sentences about writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg

2022-03-07: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet

2022-02-13: Wow, fitting that the Rams won on defense. Aaron Donald is a beast. What an ending. Congrats Rams. ๐Ÿˆ

2022-02-13: The whole game theyโ€™ve let them play, and then they call all those!? That first defensive holding โ€ฆ

2022-02-13: What an ending this is shaping up to be! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-01-23: What!? ๐Ÿคฏ All three playoff games so far decided by a game-ending field goal!? L.A. should have owned โ€ฆ

2022-01-22: Ugh, so painful. Special teams lost us that game. Congrats to the 49ers for sucking less. Crazy that โ€ฆ

2022-01-22: Rookie kicker. Second-year quarterback. 1st playoff win in 30 years last week. Headed to division โ€ฆ

2022-01-22: Yes!! Go Bengals! They controlled almost the whole game. How fitting that an interception led to the โ€ฆ

2022-01-16: Big man touchdown!! Go Chiefs! ๐Ÿˆ

2022-01-16: Mike Tomlin: โ€œDonโ€™t blink. If youโ€™re a blinker, cut your eyelids off.โ€ ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜†

2022-01-16: What an incredible ending! Early on, looked like it wasnโ€™t even going to be a game. So sad to end โ€ฆ

2022-01-15: Bengals! First playoff win in over 30 years! And itโ€™s won on an interception. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿคฉ

2022-01-10: What an ending! Congrats Georgia!! Such a close game the whole time and then Georgia busts open to โ€ฆ

2022-01-09: This game is the most adrenaline Iโ€™ve felt this season. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿˆ

2021-11-30: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendency Book III: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn

2021-08-15: ๐Ÿ“– The Tripods Book 1: The White Mountains By John Christopher

2021-08-14: Just relaxing on a birthday getaway watching professional cornhole and enjoying the end of โ€ฆ

2021-08-14: ๐Ÿ“– The Hilarious World of Depression By John Moe (Read in its entirety on my birthday getaway)

2021-08-08: โ˜‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ’ญ Come, Sweet Day by Julianne Donaldson

2021-08-08: My wife and 3yo were drawing together, and my wife drew this picture. 3yo: โ€œWhat is that?โ€ Wife: โ€ฆ

2021-08-06: What a fun gold medal game! ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

2021-07-27: Verlyn Klinkenborg: You can only become a better writer by becoming a better reader. You have far โ€ฆ

2021-07-27: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Book II: Greater Good By Timothy Zahn

2021-07-16: Greenfield vs. Brownfield

I came across a fantastic article today from Austin Kleonโ€™s weekly newsletter that he wrote called โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: My wife made up a color matching game which our 3yo loved. Our 22mo girl started playing and put โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: What a fun game! I love that a block by Gobert won it. Go Jazz! ๐Ÿ€

2021-05-13: ๐Ÿ“– Shadow Puppets By Orson Scott Card

2021-05-13: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy By Austin Kleon

2021-05-11: ๐Ÿ“– Shadow of the Hegemon By Orson Scott Card

2021-05-05: ๐Ÿ“– Enderโ€™s Shadow By Orson Scott Card

2021-05-03: Verbal violence

The words we speak or the tone we use can cause damage just as physical blows.

2021-04-30: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง The War of Art By Steven Pressfield

2021-04-29: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง The Dichotomy of Leadership By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

2021-04-28: ๐Ÿ“– First Meetings: In the Enderverse By Orson Scott Card

2021-04-28: ๐Ÿ“– Enderโ€™s Game By Orson Scott Card

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ“– A World Without Email By Cal Newport

2021-04-18: ๐Ÿ“– James Herriotโ€™s Dog Stories By James Herriot

2021-03-29: ๐Ÿ“– Cat stories By James Harriet

2021-03-29: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Extreme Ownership By Jocko Wilinks and Leif Babin

2021-03-21: ๐Ÿ“š The Tuttle Twins (all) By Connor Boyack

2021-03-19: Leather menu covers My wife and I had lunch today at Maria Bonita, a delightful Mexican restaurant in a strip mall. We โ€ฆ

2021-03-18: Holding fewer meetings People at my work know that I am not a fan of meetings. I put together a presentation about โ€ฆ

2021-03-14: ๐Ÿ“– Star Wars: Darth Plagueis By James Luceno

2021-03-14: Looking for distraction I have taken off my phone most of the apps that are endless scrolling, mind-numbing distraction โ€ฆ

2021-03-12: 7yo: โ€œThe best tasting foods in the world are pizza, and watermelon, and broccoli. I love broccoli. โ€ฆ

2021-03-12: One of the most helpful things I have been doing lately is to try to start the day with some โ€ฆ

2021-03-12: My one-year-old continues to teach me some of lifeโ€™s most important lessons. Toddler tantrums

2021-03-10: Hereโ€™s an interesting challenge: Teaching sketchnotes outside I have been asked to give a couple โ€ฆ

2021-03-07: My first post using HEY World: New things The advent of HEY World has made me think again about โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: ๐Ÿ“– Star Wars: Choices of One By Timothy Zahn

2021-02-23: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Leadership and Self-Deception By The Arbinger Institute

2021-02-22: 7yo: โ€œI like puppies better than dogs.โ€ Me: โ€œDo you know what happens to puppies?โ€ 7yo: โ€œWhat?โ€ Me: โ€ฆ

2021-02-21: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง The Anatomy of Peace By The Arbinger Institute

2021-02-20: ๐Ÿ“– Star Wars: Allegiance By Timothy Zahn

2021-01-21: ๐Ÿ›ก Communication synchronicity

A huge part of seeing and treating others as people, as well as increasing efficiency and โ€ฆ

2020-12-24: We let the kids open sibling gifts this morning and the 8yo received a water game, some bubble gum, โ€ฆ

2020-12-04: My wife and my therapist are two of the most amazing women I know. I feel so damn lucky to have them โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: Today, for day 3 of #LightTheWorld, I wanted to share what brought me calm and peace in a turbulent โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: Starting a little late, but I want to post for day 2 of #LightTheWorld that the person who โ€ฆ

2020-11-27: On hoarding

These clips are a fascinating take on hoarding by Malcolm Gladwell and Randy Frost.

2020-11-27: Gratitude challenge

This last week has been a great experience to take the challenge to #GiveThanks every day leading up โ€ฆ

2020-11-26: On this Thanksgiving Day, I am most grateful for my family, especially my fantastic wife. She is a โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: I feel incredibly grateful for a job today, and especially the one I have with O.C. Tanner. As all โ€ฆ

2020-11-24: Today, Iโ€™m feeling grateful for LEGO Harry Potter on the Nintendo Switch. ๐Ÿ˜† Itโ€™s been a fun way to โ€ฆ

2020-11-23: Today, I feel grateful for my boss Mel Tingey. He is the best leader I have ever had, and is a โ€ฆ

2020-11-22: Today I am feeling grateful for my wife and her creative use of space. We have rearranged our small โ€ฆ

2020-11-21: One thing I am grateful for today is that I found a great small office space to rent to start โ€ฆ

2020-11-20: Today, I am grateful to have found a therapist that is the right fit. It makes all the difference. โ€ฆ

2020-11-13: Early Christmas! My wife commissioned a custom Star Wars one line drawing from the talented Melissa โ€ฆ

2020-11-07: Whew! That was one of the most exciting college football games Iโ€™ve seen in a long time. Notre Dame โ€ฆ

2020-11-03: I was struck as I drove my daughter to class this morning that she can vote in the next election. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ โ€ฆ

2020-10-27: In many ways, I still donโ€™t fully understand the appeal of watching baseball. But I did it. Congrats โ€ฆ

2020-10-23: I loved this reminder of the great truth from The Little Prince from one of my favorite podcasts, โ€ฆ

2020-10-22: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising By Timothy Zahn

2020-10-16: Wahoo! ๐Ÿฅณ

2020-10-13: 7:03p in Lehi, Utah. Posted for A Day In The Life.

2020-10-12: ๐Ÿ“– Death By Team Building (Kat Voyzey Mysteries Book 3) By Cheri Baker

2020-10-12: ๐Ÿ“– Orientation to Murder (Kat Voyzey Mysteries Book 2) By Cheri Baker

2020-10-11: ๐Ÿ“– Involuntary Turnover (Kat Voyzey Mysteries Book 1) By Cheri Baker

2020-10-03:

Enjoyed creating some sketchnotes this morning. Follow along at @gospelsketcher all weekend. โ€ฆ

2020-09-30: For those who were wondering, I broke up the hand drawn image for my wallpaper into two separate โ€ฆ

2020-09-29: Apple killed my vibe with iOS 14 removing support for an empty Home Screen (on left in iOS 13). โ€ฆ

2020-09-29: Over the past month, I’ve started to build up a back catalog of weekly updates: mwh.is/weekly. โ€ฆ

2020-09-24: Finished reading: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŽง

2020-09-13: Finished reading: The Assistant by Cheri Baker ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-12: Iโ€™ve been on a roll lately publishing mental health-related content at mentalworkhealth.org. If that โ€ฆ

2020-09-11: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Stupid bees

My 2yo was sitting next me eating breakfast and turned and sprayed on the side of my face.

Me: โ€œWe โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: Currently reading: Draft No. 4 by John McPhee ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-27: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Having a moment

My wife came down to grab her phone and called a greeting through my office door. I popped out to โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thought not

My 8yo came down with some coupons from a mailer to ask if I went to some of these places by myself, โ€ฆ

2020-08-24: Finished reading: The Lost Stories by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-23: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Cold Dr. Pepper

My 2yo was drinking out of his cup as I got him ready for bed, and as he finished it, I asked, โ€ฆ

2020-08-22: Finished reading: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-19: Finished reading: Haltโ€™s Peril by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-18: Finished reading: The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-17: Finished reading: Erakโ€™s Ransom by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-16: Finished reading: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-14: Finished reading: The Sorcerer in the North by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-12: Finished reading: Oakleaf Bearers by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-11: Finished reading: The Icebound Land by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-10: Finished reading: The Burning Bridge by John A. Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-09: Finished reading: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-29: Currently reading: The explosive child by Ross W. Greene ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-17: Finally sent out the first edition of my personal newsletter today, sharing some of my recent โ€ฆ

2020-07-16: Our 2yo came in to sit with my wife as she was in my office while I wrapped up work. When I shut my โ€ฆ

2020-06-19: ๐ŸŒ€ More free time

One of the most common benefits that I have heard identified through the pandemic and quarantine was โ€ฆ

2020-06-14: 2yo: โ€œHave to poop again.โ€ Me: โ€œThatโ€™s ok. It happens.โ€ 2yo: โ€œCan I poop in this room?โ€ Me: โ€œSure, โ€ฆ

2020-06-10: I have loved a new podcast I found, Checking In with Susan David. In the latest episode I heard, she โ€ฆ

2020-06-06: My wife folded the 8yoโ€™s blanket and the edges were uneven. 8yo, as he saw the blanket: โ€œOhh… โ€ฆ

2020-06-06: This is something I have been considering a long time and feel deeply about, and am also nervous โ€ฆ

2020-06-06: ๐ŸŒ€ Beware positive stereotyping

We have to be so careful anytime that we view individuals primarily through the lens of a group to โ€ฆ

2020-06-04: Fantastic article by BJ Homer, Whose Lives Matter?: If your response to #BlackLivesMatter is that โ€ฆ

2020-06-03: Had a great time hiking with my brother this morning through some stunning scenery to a beautiful โ€ฆ

2020-05-26: ๐Ÿ”— Empowering women

I loved this article studying how the voices of women can be better fostered and heard: When Women โ€ฆ

2020-05-25: Product Hive Presentation

I was thrilled to join with the rest of my product team at work to share a case study of our process โ€ฆ

2020-05-22: Drinking chapstick ๐Ÿ˜‚

My wife and our 2yo were reading a book and he found some new Burtโ€™s Bees chapstick. My wife opened โ€ฆ

2020-05-14: Our 6yo was sitting in one of our recliners and the 2yo was rocking her. 6yo: โ€œPlease stop rocking โ€ฆ

2020-05-13: My 2yo asked me for help before going to the van, โ€œDad, can you put my shoes on? Just on. Not off, โ€ฆ

2020-05-12: ๐Ÿ›ก Remote work thoughts

My manager asked us to write up our thoughts on remote work, as we have all experienced a form of it โ€ฆ

2020-05-11: What a special day. I got to celebrate my five year anniversary at O.C. Tanner and because it was โ€ฆ

2020-05-08:

2yo: โ€œMom! Mom! My eatmeal is fotten!โ€

Wife: โ€œOh, your oatmeal is rotten? I donโ€™t think so–I โ€ฆ

2020-05-07: โ€œToo loud, Mom!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚

My wife was reading a book with the 2yo sitting on her lap and another child next to her. She was โ€ฆ

2020-05-04: Star Wars Day ๐Ÿ˜‚

We celebrated Star Wars day by all watching a movie. The older kids watched episode III upstairs for โ€ฆ

2020-04-29: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Enderโ€™s Game Alive By Orson Scott Card

2020-04-24: ๐Ÿ›ก Effects of stages

2020-04-22: ๐ŸŒ€ Unleashing inner creativity

My friend Jo Schaeffer is participating in a podcast interview on creativity and posted the โ€ฆ

2020-04-21: ๐Ÿ›ก Stages of leadership

2020-04-20: ๐Ÿ“– Watchmen By Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

2020-04-19: ๐Ÿ“– Crocodile on the Sandbank By Elizabeth Peters

2020-04-18: ๐Ÿ“– The Bassoon King By Rainn Wilson

2020-04-17: ๐Ÿ›ก A leaderโ€™s role: provide

2020-04-16: This was a big moment for me. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ•น I completed all 180 goals in Alto’s Odyssey!

2020-04-15: ๐Ÿ›ก A leaderโ€™s role: protect

2020-04-14: ๐Ÿ“– Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters, by Ryan Singer

2020-04-14: ๐Ÿ›ก Leading through trust

2020-04-13: ๐Ÿ›ก Thoughts on leadership

2020-04-10: Cold hands ๐Ÿ˜‚

I came upstairs and realized my hands were super cold. I put them under peopleโ€™s shirts on their โ€ฆ

2020-04-08: The 12yo wanted to leave the table and was told not yet. She sat and glowered, and the 2yo tattled โ€ฆ

2020-04-06: In other news, not sure if it was the quarantine or what, but I made a drastic change this weekend. โ€ฆ

2020-04-06: This was a special weekend, and I felt blessed to participate in General Conference with my family. โ€ฆ

2020-04-02: I was changing the 2yoโ€™s diaper and he was talking about drinking cocoa with his older brother. Me: โ€ฆ

2020-03-25: ๐Ÿ”— Cursors on iPads

I loved this delightfully written article by Craig Mod: Who Would Have Thought an iPad Cursor Could โ€ฆ

2020-03-19:

I wrote this is my journal this evening, and then thought it would be nice to share more broadly: โ€ฆ

2020-03-18:

๐Ÿ˜‚ The 7yo brought the baby in to my wife for a diaper change, and composed a poem on the spot: โ€ฆ

2020-03-15: With church meetings canceled, it was a neat experience to gather with my family in our home for a โ€ฆ

2020-03-13: ๐ŸŒ€ Working in quiet

One of the ways I was profoundly affected by my recent trip to our India office was in observing the โ€ฆ

2020-03-05: ๐ŸŒ€ Driving without lights

One of the surprising inspirations I have found in traveling to India is the traffic. At first โ€ฆ

2020-03-02: Found these instructions outside our office in Hyderabad. The first step seems appropriate for any โ€ฆ

2020-03-01: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch the sunrise at the Taj Mahal on a work trip.

2020-02-28: ๐Ÿ“บ Seinfeld Finished watching all nine seasons for the first time

2020-02-26: ๐ŸŒ€ Instantaneous mindset change

Behavior exists in the realm of time because it requires action, but mindset exists in a timeless โ€ฆ

2020-02-22: Fun day of college basketball! Loved watching Oregon win in overtime and BYU dominate Gonzaga on โ€ฆ

2020-02-16: Feeling pretty happy with the newsletter I set up for the latest articles on MentalWorkHealth.org. โ€ฆ

2020-02-15: Really fun to watch the NBA All-Star dunk contest tonight. Whoever won, the other person would have โ€ฆ

2020-02-02: What an entertaining game the Super Bowl was. I was cheering for my childhood team, the 49ers, but โ€ฆ

2020-01-30: ๐Ÿ“– Leadership and Self-Deception By The Arbinger Institute

2020-01-25: ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ“– The Anatomy of Peace By The Arbinger Institute

2020-01-13: What an exciting season for LSU. Sure enjoyed watching this last game. Congrats to LSU and to โ€ฆ

2020-01-04: ๐Ÿ˜‚ The best he could

I was trying to make a pancake in the shape of a sword for my sonโ€™s birthday. Annie (5yo) came up to โ€ฆ

2020-01-03: Following in the tradition I saw first from @dimsumthinking, here are my three words for 2020: โ€ฆ

2020-01-02: ๐Ÿ“บ Finished season one of The Mandalorian

2020-01-01: ๐ŸŒ€ My 2020 goals

2019-12-28: What a different experience from the earlier playoff game. Congrats to Clemson for a fantastic win โ€ฆ

2019-12-28: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Infinite reflection

As Micah (7yo) and I were standing in the bathroom looking at the near infinite reflection in the โ€ฆ

2019-12-26: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Zombies under the bed

Micah (7yo): โ€œDad, do you believe in them?โ€

Me: โ€œIn what, bud?โ€

Micah: โ€œIn the zombies under my โ€ฆ

2019-12-20: ๐ŸŽฅ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker With IT department

2019-12-17: I felt so lucky to present with our wellness leader to over a hundred manufacturing employees at my โ€ฆ

2019-12-16:

Micah (7yo) was taking out the yellow bin filled with recycling. โ€œI need someone to come hold the โ€ฆ

2019-12-14: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Early proposal

Annie (5yo): โ€œCan I marry Micah (her 7yo brother)?โ€

Wife: โ€œNo, you have to marry someone youโ€™re not โ€ฆ

2019-12-12: ๐ŸŽฅ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Spontaneous date with my wife and baby

2019-12-09: I was struck this morning by how beautiful the moss looked on the trunk of this tree. It was a โ€ฆ

2019-12-06: What a disappointing loss for the Utes tonight. I was so sure we had a good chance at the playoffs. โ€ฆ

2019-12-01:

๐Ÿ˜‚ Micah (7yo) called to my wife, โ€œBBS.โ€

He took five steps, then went back, and said, โ€œI made up a โ€ฆ

2019-11-30: What a shameful, degrading ad I just saw on @FOXSports for the OUvOSU game. โ€œWhat was the original โ€ฆ

2019-11-30: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Black teeth

Micah (7yo): โ€œDo I need braces? My brother said I do because my bottom teeth are getting brown.โ€ โ€ฆ

2019-11-29: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Letโ€™s take care of us

The traditional holiday season can be full of joy, but also sorrow and heartache. Even for those who โ€ฆ

2019-11-28: ๐ŸŽฅ Frozen II With Grandpa and the oldest five kids

2019-11-27: Looking forward to a nice holiday weekend with family. Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿฆƒ

2019-11-26:

๐Ÿ˜‚ Cal (2yo), as he picked up his dirty diaper: โ€œGarbj. Garbj. Take it. Can I? Down.โ€

When I put him โ€ฆ

2019-11-25: ๐Ÿ”— Great retrospective format

I was intrigued by this article by Fiona Voss: My favorite way to run a retro:

The leader sets up โ€ฆ

2019-11-24: ๐Ÿ”— Working with resistance

As I finished reading this article this morning, I said out loud, โ€œThat was beautiful!โ€ And then I โ€ฆ

2019-11-23: I was all excited that Oregon lost but then I realized that we wanted them to be a 1-loss team โ€ฆ

2019-11-22: Great dad moment: watched chapter 3 of the Mandalorian with my teenage daughter. โ€œMandalorians are โ€ฆ

2019-11-21: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Promoting mental wellness

One of my most satisfying accomplishments lately was participating in a department meeting yesterday โ€ฆ

2019-11-20: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Had the chance to share about mental health awareness in an IT department meeting today; the โ€ฆ

2019-11-19: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Comanche Moon By Larry McMurtry

2019-11-19: So grateful for a beautiful, uplifting view every time I leave work.

2019-11-18: A year ago, I was completely focused on what I could build myself. Now I find myself more interested โ€ฆ

2019-11-17:

๐Ÿ˜‚ Me: โ€œI love how much you help and love cooking.โ€

Micah (age 7): โ€œThatโ€™s because I want to be a โ€ฆ

2019-11-16: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Trying stand-up comedy

I have long nursed a secret desire to do stand-up comedy, although I have allowed my fears to hold โ€ฆ

2019-11-16: What a great way to spend Saturday afternoon ๐Ÿˆ

2019-11-15: ๐Ÿ”— How to be kind

This was a fantastic article on Zen Habits: How to Be Kind to Yourself & Still Get Stuff Done: โ€ฆ

2019-11-15: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Force feeding

I let Cal (age 2) sit on my lap and he started trying to feed me from his plate.

Me: โ€œYou eat from โ€ฆ

2019-11-14: I definitely love my kids, and yet, there are times when I want to grab them by the scruff of the โ€ฆ

2019-11-13: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Annie (age 5) was cleaning out the dryer filter for my wife, and grabbed the lint and said, โ€œThis โ€ฆ

2019-11-12: ๐Ÿ˜‚ As we were sitting together playing games, Micah (age 7) recoiled. โ€œDad, you need to brush your โ€ฆ

2019-11-11: What a game! The 49ers certainly had their chances. Seahawks scored nearly everything off turnovers. โ€ฆ

2019-11-11: ๐Ÿ˜‚ My wife: โ€œI liked how polite you were interacting with the haircut lady.โ€ Micah (7yo), with a look โ€ฆ

2019-11-10: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Iโ€™m really excited about my newest project: mentalworkhealth.org. Itโ€™s all about helping people โ€ฆ

2019-11-09: What an exciting LSU-Alabama game. The 46-41 score doesnโ€™t reflect how dominant LSU was most of the โ€ฆ

2019-11-08: Our 14yo did Model United Nations today for the first time and was the star for part of it. She โ€ฆ

2019-11-07: Life is much less frightening to me now that I know I have options and donโ€™t just have to do what my โ€ฆ

2019-11-07: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Health meters presentation

As I have had my own experience with mental health over the last year or so, I have found that โ€ฆ

2019-11-06: For me, sticking with something has never been the issue. Sticking with something without becoming โ€ฆ

2019-11-05: Fantastic approach to the bathrooms at Taqueria 27. And great illustration of the inclusivity good โ€ฆ

2019-11-04: Likely to have โ€œChopsticksโ€ in my head all day. Each time I hear it, I grin, thinking of my 12yo and โ€ฆ

2019-11-03: ๐Ÿ“– American Sniper By Chris Kyle

2019-11-03: We had a lovely dinner with extended family today to celebrate our daughter Arwenโ€™s blessing (like a โ€ฆ

2019-11-02: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Tooth fairy

Micah (7yo): โ€œIf I get my tooth out, Iโ€™ll get like a dollar. Thatโ€™s what Iโ€™ve been getting for the โ€ฆ

2019-11-02: ๐Ÿ’ฎ I had a hard time sleeping last night, and kept thinking about what mark I want to leave on the โ€ฆ

2019-11-01: ๐Ÿ’ฎ The key to recovery is progress. Ask yourself every day, โ€œWhat can I do that is hard today?โ€ Keep โ€ฆ

2019-10-30: โšพ๏ธ Congrats to the Washington Nationals! First World Series won as a franchise, and first time the โ€ฆ

2019-10-29: After spending the last few days recovering from hernia surgery by laying around watching shows, Iโ€™m โ€ฆ

2019-10-25: ๐Ÿ“– Dead Manโ€™s Walk By Larry McMurtry

2019-10-23: ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ“– You Are Special By Fred Rogers

2019-10-08: ๐Ÿ˜‚ 7yo went into the bathroom with his cookies, after asking for books to be slid under the door. As โ€ฆ

2019-10-03: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Right Ho, Jeeves By P.G. Wodehouse

2019-10-03: My Do Not Disturb sign fell off my resort door, so I just had to get up to have the minibar โ€ฆ

2019-09-30: ๐Ÿ˜‚ โ€œDad, I had a level 10, super-weird dream. I canโ€™t even explain it. It was too weird. Well, I can โ€ฆ

2019-09-29: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Blink By Malcolm Gladwell

2019-09-29: ๐Ÿ˜‚ Me: โ€œCan anyone clean up Clue for us?โ€ 14yo, while looking down at the phone: โ€œI can.โ€ Me: โ€œGreat, โ€ฆ

2019-09-24: ๐ŸŒ€ Getting distracted

Life is like walking against a moving walkway. We need to regularly stop and take stock of where we โ€ฆ

2019-09-16: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Warheart By Terry Goodkind

2019-09-14: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Severed Souls By Terry Goodkind

2019-09-13: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ The Third Kingdom By Terry Goodkind

2019-09-07: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ The Omen Machine By Terry Goodkind

2019-09-06: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Summer reading fun 4 weeks, 13 books, 9000+ pages

A month of intense reading led to rediscovered relationships with a number of old friends.

2019-09-01: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Confessor By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-31: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Phantom By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-29: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Chainfire By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-27: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Naked Empire By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-26: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ The Pillars of Creation By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-24: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Faith of the Fallen By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-23: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Experiences over artifacts

While there are cases in which the output of an activity matters a great deal, in much of life the โ€ฆ

2019-08-22: In addition to being the spiritual path, it feels like the only way for me to survive.

2019-08-21: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Soul of the Fire By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-18: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Temple of the Winds By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-15: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Blood of the Fold By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-12: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Stone of Tears By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-12: ๐ŸŽฅ Hobbs and Shaw Alone

2019-08-07: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Debt of Bones By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-06: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ The First Confessor By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-06: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ Wizardโ€™s First Rule By Terry Goodkind

2019-08-02: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason By Timothy Zahn

2019-07-30: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ› Lonesome Dove By Larry McMurtry

2019-07-30: ๐Ÿšฝ Toilet reading

Switching from playing a game to reading on my phone as the default behavior on the toilet has made โ€ฆ

2019-07-28: ๐Ÿ“– The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck By Mark Manson

2019-07-27: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“ฑ What the Dog Saw By Malcolm Gladwell

2019-07-27: ๐Ÿ“– The Gifts of Imperfection By Brenรฉ Brown

2019-07-26: ๐ŸŽฅ Spider-Man: Far From Home Alone

2019-07-26: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง The Tipping Point By Malcolm Gladwell

2019-07-22: I needed this today. Maybe someone else does too.

2019-07-18: ๐ŸŒ€ People matter most

As is often the case, seeing a diverse group of people come together helped me remember what is โ€ฆ

2019-07-17: ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿšฝ Digital Minimalism By Cal Newport

2019-07-14: ๐Ÿ”— Embracing both sides

I loved this article from the Art of Manliness: Sunday Firesides: I Have Kids.

Then one day, for โ€ฆ

2019-07-12: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is a great reminder. Take time to be where you are.

2019-07-08: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hereโ€™s to the smugglers

I thoroughly enjoyed the latest episode of Revisionist History from Malcolm Gladwell to celebrate โ€ฆ

2019-07-08: I finally published a Now page over the weekend. It feels nice to have something public declaring my โ€ฆ

2019-07-07: How exciting! Congrats to the U.S. women! โšฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

2019-07-05: ๐ŸŽฅ Dumbo With three of the kids and cousins

2019-07-05: ๐ŸŒ€ Learning to be kind

As much as I learn the skill of self-compassion, it is so far outside of my natural response that I โ€ฆ

2019-07-04: ๐ŸŽฅ Aladdin With 5 older kids

2019-07-03: ๐ŸŒ€ Just write

Life can quickly get overwhelming, and if you allow yourself to be paralyzed by waiting for โ€ฆ

2019-06-25: ๐ŸŽฅ Toy Story 4 With the five older kids

2019-06-22: ๐ŸŽฅ Men in Black International Alone

2019-06-13: Wow. Two nights. Two championships by first-time teams. Congrats to the St. Louis Blues and Toronto โ€ฆ

2019-06-08: ๐ŸŽฅ X-Men: Dark Phoenix

2019-06-03: ๐ŸŒ€ Thoughts on WWDC 19

My impressions and reactions from the announcements this morning.

2019-06-03: Iโ€™m feeling lucky I work for a great company and could bring my team to San Jose for WWDC week. โ€ฆ

2019-06-02: Excited to be flying out for WWDC. Looking forward to spending the week with my team and meeting up โ€ฆ

2019-05-24: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง No Happy Endings: A Memoir By Nora McInerny

2019-05-17: ๐ŸŽ™ Making progress

A special episode recorded as part of my OCD treatment. Thoughts on my experience doing exposure โ€ฆ

2019-05-16: Tried my hand at stand-up comedy for the first time today as part of my OCD treatment. The results โ€ฆ

2019-05-16: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Itโ€™s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) By Nora McInerny Purmort

2019-05-10: ๐Ÿ“ƒ An open letter to TTFA

My thoughts and feelings for my new one-way friend, Nora McInerny, after listening to every episode โ€ฆ

2019-05-09: ๐Ÿ“ Humans

Glitter and sparkle,
Spin and shine,
Throw rainbows on the wall.

Ridges and divots,
Towers and โ€ฆ

2019-05-08: ๐Ÿ“ Ordinary

Awash in a sea of special souls,
Kicking and fighting to stay afloat.
Wishing to be noticed,
Hoping โ€ฆ

2019-05-07: What a game! St Louis Blues win game 7 in double overtime to head to the conference finals. Well โ€ฆ

2019-05-07: ๐Ÿ”— Marriage is like a car

2019-05-02: ๐ŸŒ€ Allowing emotions Angry

Acknowledging and welcoming emotions, even painful ones, makes it possible to process and digest โ€ฆ

2019-05-01: ๐Ÿ”– How to Be a Better Dad When You Travel for Business - The Art of Manliness

2019-04-30: ๐Ÿ”— Balancing growth and stability Your life explained through dopamine

I loved this article from the Art of Manliness: Your Life Explained Through Dopamine.

The key is โ€ฆ

2019-04-27: ๐Ÿ˜‚ A surprise-free shower

I announced that I was going to take a shower. Micah (age 6) got a glint in his eye and started โ€ฆ

2019-04-26: ๐ŸŒ€ Emphasizing the right thing Mindful days

The Calm app impressed me this weekend when I broke my streak.

2019-04-26: ๐ŸŽฅ Avengers: Endgame

2019-04-25: Excitement is mounting in the Norris household ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข

2019-04-24: Wow. Probably the most exciting game of hockey Iโ€™ve seen. What a comeback by the San Jose Sharks to โ€ฆ

2019-04-23: Itโ€™s a good day

2019-04-23: We finally got a win! Had fun watching the Jazz dominate last night. ๐Ÿ€

2019-04-22: Earning this award was a great push to get outside and appreciate the earth today. It also served to โ€ฆ

2019-04-21: I am so grateful for Easter and the gentle nudge to remember and draw closer to my Savior. โ€ฆ

2019-04-20: This might have been the most productive Saturday in months. Looking forward to relaxing with the โ€ฆ

2019-04-19: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Balancing realities Opposing thoughts

A central tenet of dialectical behavioral therapy became my reality recently; I was able to embrace โ€ฆ

2019-04-18: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Pause practice is a great centering tool I learned about today. At any point, take three deep, โ€ฆ

2019-04-17: Breathtaking blossom view on the way in to work today

2019-04-16: Micah (age 6): โ€œDad, can you play soccer with me?โ€ Me: โ€œNot in the house, bud.โ€ Micah: โ€œOh, thatโ€™s โ€ฆ

2019-04-16: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Ninety days of meditation 90 day streak

A reflection on my daily meditation habit over the last three months.

2019-04-15: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is so important to remember. Even with good things, and especially with the bad, nothing โ€ฆ

2019-04-14: ๐Ÿ—’ Book review template Book review

An exploration of a template I am creating for reviews of books I read.

2019-04-13: Iโ€™ve been thinking more and more about setting up a personal newsletter to share blog posts and โ€ฆ

2019-04-12: ๐ŸŽฅ Mia and the White Lion With three of my kids

2019-04-12: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This. So much this. I hope to remember. I strive for enlightenment. From my Daily Calm

2019-04-11: ๐ŸŽง Loved the latest episode of Core Intuition. I resonated with @danielpunkassโ€™s tendency to beat โ€ฆ

2019-04-11: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ I look forward to writing about this more, but I had a great experience yesterday โ€ฆ

2019-04-10: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is the reminder I needed this week. I have been feeling discouraged by how far I still โ€ฆ

2019-04-09: ๐ŸŽ™ On Editing

Thoughts on the book On Writing, by Stephen King, and how it has affected my writing workflow.

Links โ€ฆ

2019-04-08: ๐Ÿ€ Wow. What a great game to watch. Congratulations to Virginia for an amazing tournament and a โ€ฆ

2019-04-08: Gorgeous view of new life out the window

2019-04-08: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Substitute mind for body, and this feels exactly like my experience over the past few months. โ€ฆ

2019-04-07: ๐Ÿ”— Not responsible You are not responsible for other peopleโ€™s feelings

I loved this article from the Art of Manliness: Sunday Firesides: You Are Not Responsible for Other โ€ฆ

2019-04-07: ๐Ÿ“– Keep Going By Austin Kleon

2019-04-06: Feeling so grateful to be watching #GeneralConference with my family. Always a weekend we look โ€ฆ

2019-04-05: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is exactly what I am seeking to attain in my life right now. It involves an acceptance of โ€ฆ

2019-04-04: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ The best way I have found to combat worry and anxiety is to name it. When I call it out โ€ฆ

2019-04-03: ๐Ÿ“– The Elements of Style By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

2019-04-03: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a delightful meditation this morning. The focus was on learning to rest the brain. This โ€ฆ

2019-04-02: ๐Ÿ“ An open letter to THWoD

My thoughts on and appreciation for the delightful podcast, The Hilarious World of Depression.

2019-04-01: ๐ŸŒ€ Not a comedian Comedian

Itโ€™s ok that Iโ€™m not that funny. Just because Iโ€™ve listened to comedians on THWoD doesnโ€™t mean I โ€ฆ

2019-03-31: Excited to be sporting my new pin from @THWofD. Definitely my favorite podcast right now.

2019-03-30: Came back home last night after a week away to focus on treatment. It was so rewarding to see how โ€ฆ

2019-03-29: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Learning the skill of impulse control is essentially the work on my ERP treatment. OCD makes โ€ฆ

2019-03-28: ๐ŸŒ€ Writing a series Writing

A few thoughts on the process and effects of writing my first series, โ€œWhat mental illness feels โ€ฆ

2019-03-28: ๐Ÿ“– On Writing By Stephen King

2019-03-27: ๐Ÿ’ฎ I finished my series โ€œWhat mental illness feels likeโ€ today, and posted an updated conclusion. โ€ฆ

2019-03-26: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What intrusive thoughts feel like Fernando

Having intrusive thoughts come in my mind is like having a terrible friend who keeps suggesting โ€ฆ

2019-03-25: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What OCD feels like Drums

Dealing with OCD is similar to how I imagine the Masterโ€™s experience in Dr. Who. The sound of drums โ€ฆ

2019-03-24: ๐Ÿ“– Show Your Work By Austin Kleon

2019-03-24: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This requires courage. But the rewards are so fulfilling and uplifting. Many of the things I โ€ฆ

2019-03-23: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What mental panic attacks feel like ESPN Multicast

Mental panic attacks are the scarier version for me because they seem to come from nowhere. Often, โ€ฆ

2019-03-22: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What physical panic attacks feel like Obscurus

The best analogy I have found for physical panic attacks is the Obscurus discovered by Newt โ€ฆ

2019-03-21: ๐Ÿ“– Steal Like an Artist By Austin Kleon

2019-03-21: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What depression feels like Ahch-To Pit

When depression is weighing me down, I feel like I am staring down the dark pit Rey faces on the โ€ฆ

2019-03-20: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What anxiety feels like Arc reactor

Anxiety for me is like the arc reactor, as shown in Iron Man 2. At times, it pulses and the energy โ€ฆ

2019-03-20: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a great perspective. This feels even more important to remember when many of the โ€ฆ

2019-03-19: ๐ŸŽ™ Answering Questions

An exploration of the phenomenon of considering a topic for the purpose of answering someone elseโ€™s โ€ฆ

2019-03-18: ๐Ÿ’ฎ What mental illness feels like

A series with an inside look at the effects of mental illness and the way that I have made sense of โ€ฆ

2019-03-17: ๐Ÿ“– From the Earth to the Moon By Jules Verne

2019-03-17: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a beautiful thing to say to myself. I found that at the end of my meditation, my โ€ฆ

2019-03-16: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This summarizes the past few months for me. One constant step of discomfort followed by โ€ฆ

2019-03-15: ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Wolverine: The Long Night (Podcast)

2019-03-15: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This can be a real challenge. Ironically, it feels easiest when I lean in to my thoughts as โ€ฆ

2019-03-14: There is something so healing about being around new life emerging. Definitely needed today.

2019-03-13: โ„๏ธ ๐Ÿฅถ I am so ready for the snow to be done…

2019-03-12: ๐Ÿ’ฎ The loneliest club Lonely club

After coming to grips with the fact that I have a mental illness, I realized that I am part of the โ€ฆ

2019-03-11: ๐ŸŽฅ Captain Marvel ๐Ÿ‘ Seriously impressive and enjoyable. Definitely one I look forward to watching โ€ฆ

2019-03-11: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This can be challenging when it feels like the storm has been raging incessantly. But there is โ€ฆ

2019-03-11: ๐Ÿ’ฎ ๐ŸŽง Just finished season 3 of The Hilarious World of Depression. I hope to write more about my โ€ฆ

2019-03-10: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ I feel like I catch glimpses of this at times. There is a quiet, still pond that is accessible โ€ฆ

2019-03-09: Itโ€™s a little surprising how easy it is to blow a huge number of hours playing Legend of Zelda on โ€ฆ

2019-03-08: This felt good today. I thought I would just leave Appleโ€™s marketing text. The award got me out of โ€ฆ

2019-03-08: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a wonderful day to remember and honor the important women in my life. I am so profoundly โ€ฆ

2019-03-07: ๐Ÿ’ฎ Started my first real day of exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment today. Wow. Itโ€™s โ€ฆ

2019-03-06: ๐ŸŒ€ โ€œTell him sorry right now!โ€

This never works as a parent. We canโ€™t tell someone to do the action that represents the feeling we โ€ฆ

2019-03-05: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This idea leaves me conflicted. It can be soothing to reduce the possibilities. My problem, โ€ฆ

2019-03-04: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This feels paradoxically cyclical. If you donโ€™t know how to live, how can you trust yourself? โ€ฆ

2019-03-03: ๐Ÿ“– Journey to the Center of the Earth By Jules Verne

2019-03-03: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is a real challenge for me. But as I stop trying to run from the thoughts and just sit โ€ฆ

2019-03-02: ๐ŸŒ€ Enjoying recommendations

We often attach so many expectations and hopes to recommendations we give others that we deny them โ€ฆ

2019-03-01: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is at the core of the kind of father I am striving to become. Itโ€™s a long journey of self โ€ฆ

2019-02-28: ๐ŸŽ™ 7: Self Talk

Thoughts on the spectrum of kindness and compassion we extend in talking to others, talking about โ€ฆ

2019-02-28: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This does not feel easy or natural to do. But it is something that I want to make a normal โ€ฆ

2019-02-27: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ We often lament the lightning-quick passage of time, but more rarely use it to our advantage. โ€ฆ

2019-02-26: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Iโ€™ve put on a few pounds as Iโ€™ve worked through different medications for my OCD. This is a โ€ฆ

2019-02-25: ๐ŸŒ€ Thank you Greeting

There are enough times when โ€œHow are you?โ€ comes from someone for whom โ€œGood to see youโ€ is not the โ€ฆ

2019-02-25: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ It is surprising how difficult it can be to love yourself and treat yourself kindly. Try to โ€ฆ

2019-02-24: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is true even (or especially!) when the invitations come from my own mind. I still have a โ€ฆ

2019-02-23: Back home from my healing retreat. Itโ€™s been fun to see how excited my kids are for me to be home. โ€ฆ

2019-02-22: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธThis is appropriate as I was traveling this morning and didnโ€™t get to do my usual morning โ€ฆ

2019-02-22: ๐ŸŒ€ Ordering by size No value meal

Instead of ordering the best value, order the size you actually want.

2019-02-21: ๐ŸŒ€ Trivializing gratitude

When gratitude is trivialized too often and too thoughtlessly, we run the risk of discouraging it to โ€ฆ

2019-02-21: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This very thing has been the biggest effort of my healing retreat. I have had to confront so โ€ฆ

2019-02-20: ๐ŸŒ€ Trivializing apologies

In our efforts to reassure someone that their transgression was not overly severe, we can โ€ฆ

2019-02-20: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ I felt like this morningโ€™s session was created just for me. When we learn to observe the โ€ฆ

2019-02-19: ๐ŸŽฅ Alita: Battle Angel ๐Ÿ‘ Intense and violent but surprisingly moving. I especially enjoyed her โ€ฆ

2019-02-19: ๐ŸŒ€ Relative suffering

It is important to acknowledge and validate your own suffering irrespective of its intensity โ€ฆ

2019-02-19: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What an inspiring thought. This is certainly aspirational, and maybe not possible everyday, โ€ฆ

2019-02-18: ๐ŸŽ™ 6: Podcasting with iOS

A discussion of the tools I have tried and the system I am using now to record, edit, and publish my โ€ฆ

2019-02-18: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This has been exactly the point of my healing retreat. I need to discover how to incorporate โ€ฆ

2019-02-17: โœ๐Ÿผ I thought I would share some sketchnotes I took in church today that I originally posted on my โ€ฆ

2019-02-16: ๐ŸŒ€ Removing badges

Our societal concept of a badge of honor for having endured suffering can be detrimental and even โ€ฆ

2019-02-15: ๐Ÿ”— Changes to Missionary Communication Guidelines

I served as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Romania for two โ€ฆ

2019-02-14: ๐ŸŒ€ Everything but starting

There are many situations in life where everything is pleasant and rewarding, but getting started โ€ฆ

2019-02-14: ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is not easy to do for some people, or for all people on some days. But especially today, โ€ฆ

2019-02-14: ๐Ÿ”— Fantastic article by @annie on how to tell the difference between haters and critics. Found this โ€ฆ

2019-02-13: ๐ŸŽ™ 5: First Impressions of Mexico

A few thoughts and stories about my experience visiting Mexico for the first time.