Balance Category Archive

Abundance in a World of Limited Resources

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

How we can talk about creating abundance when it seems we live in a world of scarce resources? Aren’t these in conflict? Isn’t an abundance mindset just an exercise in self-delusion? Scarce Resources Certain resources on earth are in limited supply and are being depleted quickly. Perhaps the #1 example of this is oil. Oil […]

30-Day Supertrials

Monday, November 15th, 2010

For years I’ve been recommending theĀ 30-day trial as a way to install a new habit or replace a bad habit. Many people, myself included, have used this practice to successfully make behavioral changes — and have them stick. Now it’s time for the advanced version: The 30-Day Supertrial. [cue trumpets] A Quick Review When conducting […]

One Year After Separation

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Erin and I have now been separated for more than a year after deciding in Oct 2009 not to continue as husband and wife. In this post I want to share some thoughts on what that first post-separation year has been like (after 15 years together as a couple, 11 of them married). It’s my […]

10 Reasons I Disabled My Contact Form

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Here are some of the reasons I decided to disable my online contact form, as mentioned in this blog post. I already shared some of these in the forums, but I figured it would be fun to share them here as well. 1. I bought your game Dweep in 2002, but my hard drive crashed […]

Putting a Brick in My Mailbox

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Yesterday I returned home from a 23-day road trip. It was an incredible experience, and I’m really glad I took the time to do it. I drove 4100 miles (6600 km) through 9 U.S. states (Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona) and 2 Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Alberta). Beginning in […]

An Inspirational Week

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I spent last week in Santa Fe, NM for a Transformational Leadership Council retreat. These TLC retreats are held twice a year, and this is the third one I’ve attended. It was also the largest, with about 80 members (out of a total of 114) present. The atmosphere at TLC is like a big family […]

How to Fall in Love with Procrastination

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Many time management experts label procrastination in strictly negative terms such as “the thief of time.” But is procrastination always such a negative experience? Is there a positive side to procrastination, one that may even encourage you to procrastinate more often? What if you could see procrastination from a more empowering perspective? What if you […]

Suspending Judgment

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain Whenever I write about certain topics, especially those that seem contrary to mainstream conditioning, some people voice very strong opinions. They communicate their thoughts with a high degree of certainty, as […]

Tried Bikram Yoga

Monday, May 10th, 2010

I did my first Bikram (hot yoga) class today with Rachelle. She’s been asking me to try it for 4 months, so I finally decided to attend a class with her this morning to see what it was like. I’ve never done hot yoga before, so you could say my curiosity finally got the better […]

Quitting Toastmasters

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

After almost 6 years as a member of Toastmasters International, I’ve decided to quit my Toastmasters club (and Toastmasters as a whole). Today is the last day of my paid membership. As of April 1st, I will no longer be a Toastmaster. I made the decision a few weeks ago, and I’ve already notified my […]