February 25, 2023 I am a planner. I enjoy planning and setting goals and simply knowing what I will be doing for the day, the week, etc. My calendar notifications are a constant reminder of appointments, meetings, training times, dinners, and even my fun time! So, the idea of having an “unscripted day” is a […]
January 20, 2023 I struggle with accepting ‘good enough’. To me, it means mediocrity. It means settling. It’s not a comfortable place especially when so much of what you read or see on TV, social media, or whatever you read is about “becoming better than you were yesterday”, “never settle for less”, “always improving”, “optimization […]
January 1, 2022 It’s a new year and everyone is making their new resolutions! I typically use my birthday as my “new year” of making new goals and challenges, but I didn’t take the time to reflect during my birthday weekend this year due to other events. So, I took advantage of this week to […]
“Associate with those who will make a better man out of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve.” ~Seneca I may not always know (or remember) how I came to know most of the people in my life, but I do know why or how some acquaintances evolved into friendships. While reevaluating my social […]
“You’ve wandered all over and finally realized that you never found what you were after: how to live. Not in syllogisms, not in money, or fame, or self-indulgence. Nowhere. Then where is it to be found? In doing what human nature requires. How? Through first principles. Which should govern your intentions and your actions.” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
“In many circumstances, we do not deal with our affairs in accordance with correct assumptions, but rather we follow thoughtless habit.” — Musonius Rufus One of the things I have learned over this past year is that I have way more control over how I spend my time, with whom I spend my time, and the […]
This week’s thoughts are taken from The Daily Stoic Meditations (2019): The funny thing about egotistical people is that – despite any power or wealth they might have – they are really easy to manipulate. All you have to do is tell them what they want to hear; make everything seem like it was their […]