How to make a New Year's resolution that actually sticks

How to make a New Year's resolution that actually sticks

The clock struck midnight, 2013 began, and you said to yourself, “THIS year is the year that I (insert resolution here).”

Flash forward 12 months, 2014 happened, and how much progress did you make? If you’re like me, the answer is slim to none. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened, either. 2013 played out much like 2012, 2011, and every year you’ve made a resolution that’s gone unfulfilled.

The Year Where Fear Conquered Nothing: 25 Things I Learned This Year

The Year Where Fear Conquered Nothing: 25 Things I Learned This Year

On my 24th birthday I wrote a post on my personal blog about 24 things I had learned that year. Along with the post, I included a picture of Kobe Bryant, who wears number 24. It was symbolic of how I planned to attack the next year of my life with Kobe-like ferocity, fearlessness, and (necessary) selfishness. Having just celebrated my 25th birthday by speaking at Pecha Kucha on 25 things I learned during my “Kobe Year”, I now give you the longhand, extended version of my presentation. It all started with one realization, which lead to having one hell of a year...

Floatation Tanks & Time and Space

Floatation Tanks & Time and Space

When was the last time you dipped your toe in and tried something new?

About a month or so back, I met someone at a networking event who described to me the feeling of pure relaxation. To lie on your back and float, suspended in time and space. Allowing the world around you to get all wibbly-wobbly and just let go.

Overheard at Chicago Ideas Week

Overheard at Chicago Ideas Week

Last week the city of Chicago was overtaken by the 3rd annual Chicago Ideas Week--a weeklong series of presentations, workshops, and interviews designed to, as their website says, “inspire, connect, and activate the city of Chicago and beyond...the global hub for new ideas, an ecosystem for innovation and a playground of intellectual recreation.”

Here are some notable quotables and happenings from the folks on stage during my experience at Chicago Ideas Week.