6 Reasons to Make Analog Journaling a Part of Your Life (Read or Listen)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Prefer to listen to this piece? I’ve always been a journaler. As a kid, I feverishly filled spiral notebooks with everything from weird sci-fi to Shel Silverstein-esque poetry to undelivered letters to crushes—and usually when I was supposed to be doing something else. As I got older and computers became a larger part of life,… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Make Analog Journaling a Part of Your Life (Read or Listen)

5 Reasons Why I Left Social Media (and 4 Things to Consider)

Reading Time: 11 minutes Prefer to listen? My jar ain’t big enough.  There’s a classic story told by Stephen Covey in his book First Things First entitled “The Big Rocks of Life.” In this story, a person speaking to a class of business students uses a gallon-sized jar to symbolize their schedule. He also uses various items to represent… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Left Social Media (and 4 Things to Consider)

5 Things I Really Like About the Pomodoro Technique

Reading Time: 4 minutes I recently started using the Pomodoro Technique. This technique is a work/break scheduling tool used initially by medical school students to foster focused “deep work.” “Pomodoro” simply means “tomato” in Italian — which was the shape of the kitchen timer used by its Italian developer, Francesco Cirillo, in the late ’80s. Here’s how it works:  Step… Continue reading 5 Things I Really Like About the Pomodoro Technique