Category: Creativity

Why Creative Side Projects are Good For You

I wrote a kids book. It's about my infant son who is unrelenting in his quest to get me to feed him. It's really cute, although I must confess, it's not an original story. I ripped off Mo Willems' style from his popular series of children's books about a smart-mouthed pigeon: From...

In Search of Flow: A Guide to Making Your Work Effortless

Bob Dylan once said that his best songs were the ones that took the least effort: “Just about as much time as it takes to write it down is about as long as it takes to write it”. I want that. Seriously. I want to be able to sit down...

In Search of Remarkable, and the Importance of Discipline

On Thanksgiving Day, I wrote an article about gratitude and giving thanks. It was good, but in the end I chose not to publish it because it was just another Thanksgiving article about giving thanks amidst a sea of Thanksgiving articles that filled up inboxes and newsfeeds everywhere. It frustrated me to work...

What Are You Passionate Enough About?

"It's been over a year and I still feel like I'm standing at the bottom of this giant hill looking up," my sister says as she takes a sip of her chianti. It's been a long day, and she's frustrated. She's spent the last 6 hours walking around in four inch...

The Survival Challenge (Or, When are You Coming, Baby Casper?)

November is here and with a new month comes a new challenge. Except I don't have a challenge prepared. I genuinely thought that by today, I'd be knee deep in new mommy-hood, aka survival mode, where my main jobs would be eating, sleeping and taking care of my family. But as of...