The “I love you forever” mirage.

Like many, I grew up surrounded by love stories about couples pledging to love one another for forever. And when I married, this dream was realized. We swore to love each other 'til death do us part. I was all set, happy and forever complete. But that just wasn't my case. The promise of forever created a complacency within me.

$100 as a measure of time.

We often hear that time is money but have you ever calculated it? Literally?

Drinking from a fire hose.

Today is my one year anniversary since joining Element AI and "drinking from a fire hose" is the only expression I feel accurately describes my incredible ride over the last 365 days.

Introducing the 168 Time Budget

The fact that most of us budget money and not time has always intrigued me. Money is an elastic resource that is figuratively infinite. Time, however, is finite; we can't make more of it, once it is gone, it is gone. 168 hours a week. That is all we have. You, me, Elon Musk, Oprah … Continue reading Introducing the 168 Time Budget

Accidental collisions of the human kind.

Last weekend, my closest friend Rhonda married her best friend Amit. It was a hallmark occasion in our epic friendship and my heart was bursting with joy to witness their union. I write this post in celebration of their special day. Back in the spring, Rhon asked me to speak at her wedding. To say I … Continue reading Accidental collisions of the human kind.

The End of an Era.

The theme of this year’s TED conference was The Future You. Its relevance was striking as I flew home from sharing a mind-expanding week in NYC with my beloved TEDx tribe. Over the course of TEDFest, during the moments between powerful talks, I was overcome with profound gratitude mixed with a deep sadness as I … Continue reading The End of an Era.

Zero Inbox: Stop the Yo-Yo diet.

Current email weight: 700+ unread Goal email weight: Zero Attack plan: 1. Educate ourselves on how to eat email better - consume all forms of advice, tips & tricks on how to better manage out the junk to focus on more quality email. 2. Create a realistic plan with SMART principles to achieve and maintain goal email weight, which we … Continue reading Zero Inbox: Stop the Yo-Yo diet.

My Past, Present & Future Selves

For months I have been juggling a staggering multitude of projects, initiatives, and travel - at a level more than my usual hectic rhythm - to my own dismay, a couple weeks ago, I danced dangerously near the edge of my personal limits. Even though many friends and acquaintances often remark that they have no idea how I … Continue reading My Past, Present & Future Selves

Kindling the flames of epic friendships

Last Saturday night I spent the evening catching up with old friends and was struck by the beauty of friendships that span decades. I have personally enjoyed the pleasurable company of 3 extraordinary ladies for just over half my life journey. Since 1998, we have borne witness to each other's lives. From trips abroad, nights on … Continue reading Kindling the flames of epic friendships

Mental rumble-strips. Using the past and the future to stay in the present.

Since returning from paradise, I am slowly re-plugging myself back into the Matrix of everyday life. Fortunately, the Tico magic still lingers, continuing to gift me with profound reflections this week.

Snap. Click. Capturing the moment.

Point, shoot. Snap, click. I love pictures. I take hundreds if not thousands of them. I even pay for cloud storage so they can automatically upload themselves from my devices. Yet, in my desire to capture the moment, I have come to realize how often I unconsciously cut short the magic of the moment itself in … Continue reading Snap. Click. Capturing the moment.

Costa Rica – Living in the moment

This is my third trip to Costa Rica in 3 consecutive years. As a world traveler who loves to see new places, my numerous returns are a testament to the beauty and splendor of this place. The tico magic has cast its spell on me and I am smitten. One word: Nature. It is everywhere. … Continue reading Costa Rica – Living in the moment