Ever have that feeling of powerful opposition to doing something you know you want to do? The feeling that stops you from getting your butt to the gym, cleaning out your chaotic closet, or finally signing up for the...
"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague.Um, how should I answer that?Yes, I’m an optimist. I laugh a lot. My glass is half...
Who doesn’t love a Beyoncé track? My favorite song of hers is "Best Thing I Never Had." The song’s about dodging a bullet, which in her case was a man but in my case is a life of tradition—a...
Last year I was reading about a German billionaire who, after losing a good chunk of his wealth in a bad investment, ended his life. The day he committed suicide, he was still a billionaire, albeit a less well-off and...
Earlier this year I bought a $6 latte (since when did coffee get so freakin’ expensive?) from a hipster hangout, where I went to feel cool and write. When I went to take a sip after finishing a satisfying...
As the year comes to a close and winter nears, it's easy to start to feel a little heavier about life. The darkness and winter blues creep in earlier and earlier each evening. We start to wear black everything....
“Susie, the boss would like to see you.” My heart seized in my chest.  “This is it!” I thought to myself. I’m getting promoted!I was naive, ambitious, and a tad cocky when I started out in my career. I joined...
I used to marvel at self help authors with books coming out year after year.Mixed with my curiosity to check out the contents, I also had a deep, niggling feeling of, "Ugh! Another book about stuff I know about! I could soooo do...
A few months ago someone sent me a link with an attachment. I tried to click on it, but couldn’t get it to open. Barely 3 seconds later, I received about 194 bounce backs/OOOs and Please Do Not Reply...
Many people have asked me over the years what things make me happy and how I always manage to stay that way, so I wanted to share some of my secrets (life hacks, if you will) that keep me overall...

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